Nike Air Jordan 1

Air Jordan 1

If ever there was someone who could claim to be a living legend, it’s Michael Jordan. And who but a living legend would create an entire shoe line under his own name? Air Jordan 1 sneakers are simply a part of AJ’s footwear legacy.

Following in the footsteps of the original kick introduced in 1985, and that MJ himself wore on the court, the Jordan Retro 1 range dropped in 1994 to great fanfare. It introduced a new generation of fans to a shoe that won had hearts nearly a decade before.

The Air Jordan 1 made its retail debut at the end of March of 1985 with a price tag of $64.99. While that may seem relatively cheap today, it was one of the highest-priced basketball shoes on the market then. It was designed by Peter C. Moore and was combined from elements of other Nike shoes. 

With Jordan’s dominating on-court performances, his impressive display at All-Star weekend in which he wore both the White/Black/Red “Chicago” and Black/Red Jordan 1, and the heavy attention Nike’s ads were bringing to the shoes, the Air Jordan line was already cementing its place in sneaker lore.

Retro Air Jordan 1 History

When Michael Jordan unexpectedly stepped away from the NBA and the game of basketball in 1993, Nike decided to reissue or retro prior models of the Air Jordan line in addition to creating the new flagship model.

In 1995 Nike retroed the Air Jordan 1 for the first time in the “Chicago” and Black/Red colorways with a price tag of $80. But the idea of ‘retro’ shoes had yet to catch on with most teenagers opting for new models with modern technology.

The Air Jordan 1 has been released as a retro hundreds of times – literally.  Between the highs, mids, and lows, there are literally hundreds of iterations and colorways we have seen of the retro Air Jordan 1. Today, the Air Jordan 1 high retro is one of the most sought after retro Jordans when brought in original colorways.

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