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The History of Air Jordans

Othe history of AIR JORDANS 1984 through 2014 Jordan initially refused to wear "Bred" (black and red) colored versions of the Air Jordan because he believed they were "devil colors." Peter Moore designed both the first Air Jordans and the Air Jordan "Wings" logo, which appeared on I and II. The Wings were replaced by the "Jumpman" logo, a silhouette of Jordan dunking from a LIFE Mag- azine photoshoot, from III on. Jordan grew up as an Adidas fan and wanted to sign with the compa- ny. Their offer was nowhere near Nike's, so Jordan made the switch. The original Air Jordan design was so revolutionary that the NBA banned players from wearing them, as they violated its "uniformity of uniform" rule. Jordan contin- ued to wear them, incurring a $5,000 fine per game. Jordan wore a brand new pair of Air Jordans every game. AIR JORDAN 1 (1) 1984 The final Air Jordan to include Jordan's second favorite sneaker the 23 silhouette, ending an era for the Air Jordan brand. The first Nike shoe Tied for Jordan's to not include the "swoosh" logo. third favorite sneaker AIR JORDAN 2 (II) AIR JORDAN 3 (III) AIR JORDAN 4 (IV) AIR JORDAN 5 (V) Jordan's favorite sneaker 1986 1987 1988 1989 AIR JORDAN 6 (VI) AIR JORDAN 7 (VII) AIR JORDAN 8 (VIII) AIR JORDAN 9 (IX) AIR JORDAN 10 (X) AIR JORDAN 11 (XI) 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 AIR JORDAN 12 (XII) AIR JORDAN 13 (XIII) AIR JORDAN 14 (XIV) AIR JORDAN 15 (XV) AIR JORDAN 16 (XVI) AIR JORDAN 17 (XVII) 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 AIR JORDAN 18 (XVIII) AIR JORDAN 19 (XIX) AIR JORDAN 20 (XX) AIR JORDAN 21 (XXI) AIR JORDAN 22 (XX2) AIR JORDAN 23 (XX3) 2005 2007 2008 2002 2003 2004 AIR JORDAN 2009 (2K9) AIR JORDAN 2010 (2K10) AIR JORDAN 2011 AIR JORDAN 2012 AIR JORDAN XX8 AIR JORDAN XX9 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 HYBRIDS AIR JORDAN DUB ZEROES AIR JORDAN SPIZ'IKE AIR JORDAN 6 RINGS AIR JORDAN OLYMPIA AIR JORDAN 60+ AIR JORDAN FUTURE 2005 2006 2008 2008 2009 2014 Combines different parts from almost all original Air Jordans, I through XX. Named for Spike Jones, who produced initial Air Jordan com- mercials and ushered in the sneaker's success. Based on III, Released for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and worn by several US basketball team members, it draws heavily from X and XI. Combines elements of I, II, V, and VII: every sneaker Jordan wore in a game where he scored 60 or more points. Features design elements from the six Air Jordans Jordan wore Based mostly on the Air Jordan XI, featuring the same woven upper and reflective material. in his NBA championship victo- ries: VI, VII, VIII, XI, XII, and XII. IV, V, VI, and IX.

The History of Air Jordans

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See the Air Jordan evolve before your very eyes, and learn a thing or two about the brand and Michael's opinions on it.

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