Sometimes it’s enough to be first. There are many things that the original Air Jordan was not: comfortable, technologically advanced, uniquely designed (unlike virtually all that followed, the original Air Jordan was essentially an in-line Nike basketball shoe done up in Bulls colors). But it’s what it was that made it an all-time classic. What it was, was Michael Jordan’s first signature shoe.

Upon its release, the Air Jordan met with varying responses. The sneaker-buying public, they loved it. The shoe sold out everywhere, advertising posters were stolen across New York City and Nike catapulted to the forefront of the sneaker business. The NBA, not so much. The initial red-and-black version clashed with the other Bulls’ white sneakers, and the League fined Jordan every time he wore them. This, of course, simply made for another great commercial and added to the sales.

And the legend.

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  • WhiteChoco

    all hail to first of a legendary brand!

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  • Eman

    The first and one of the sickest J’s

  • The Originator

    the first ones sucked the best one is air jordan xiii

  • The Originator

    the best one is air jordan xxiii.

    air jordan one was suppose to be a fluke shoe to jump start nike. but in fact it launched a new brand of nike called “jordan”, and its most coveted shoe is the air jordan series.

  • Clyde Barker

    I hope xxl doesn’t become like … those people are crazy over there.

  • jojochicago

    can’t believe how far shoes have come. the soles on these need an Air Force 1 makeover!


    the best j iz #5 and 10

  • Flip

    What the hell is this?

  • john cochran

    Growing up we could never afford Jordans. Dudes was getting robbed for them on the Daily. Now that I got a job and could propaply afford them I dont even want em cause the last few been ugly as hell. Plus I’m not into paying an arm and a leg for sneakers.

  • Agent47

    they are ok but number 7′s are better to me i think

  • Evo 10

    I really like when you discuss this type of stuff within your posts. Perhaps would you continue this?