Jordan 10s

Nike Air Jordan 10 on Feet

Mike is always right. If you doubt that, here’s a brief history of Jordan 10 for you.

After Jordan announced his retirement in 1993, Nike and Hatfield, the lead designer for the Air Jordan series, thought that Michael Jordan had left the game forever. So, to honor their long relationship with him, they decided to give him a tribute—in the form of Air Jordan 10. The shoe’s sole had Michael Jordan’s career timeline engraved on it. It ran like this:

85 ROOKIE OF YEAR
86 63 POINTS
87 SCORING TITLE
88 DUNK CHAMP
89 ALL DEFENSE
90 SCORES 63 POINTS
91 MVP/CHAMPIONSHIP
92 MVP/CHAMPIONSHIP
93 MVP/CHAMPIONSHIP
94 BEYOND

But, Michael Jordan didn’t like them. Not because they had his entire career on the outsole, but because it had the leather strip across the toe.

The leather strip has its own history. Very briefly, it was there on the first five Air Jordan models but was discontinued. The Air Jordan series had been running without the strip since the Jordan 5s, and Jordan had taken to it.

Now, he didn’t like it and told Tinker about it. What happened next?

Guess what Tinker (and Nike) obliged Mike. Mike’s never wrong, remember? They immediately discarded the strip (even after the first colorway had made its way into the stores), and retro version of the shoe was also released without it.

It stands out for being the only model in the series that came out in two shapes. The price for Jordan is mere $125.

Popular Colorways

air jordan 10 steels white black light steel grey

Colorway: OG Steels White / Black – Light Steel Grey
Release Date: 11/1994
Price: $125

air jordan 10 charlotte hornets white black dark powder blue

Colorway: OG Charlotte Hornets White/Black-Dark Powder Blue
Release Date: 11/1994
Price: $125

air jordan 10 og shadows black dark shadow true red

Colorway: OG Shadows Black / Dark Shadow – True Red
Release Date: 11/1994
Price: $125

air jordan 10 chicago bulls white black true red

Colorway: OG Chicago Bulls White / Black – True Red
Release Date: 1995
Price: $125

air jordan 10 seattle supersonics white black kelly yellow gold

Colorway: OG Seattle Supersonics White / Black-Kelly-Yellow Gold
Release Date: 1995
Price: $125

air jordan 10 og orlando magic white black royal blue metallic silver

Colorway: OG Orlando Magic White/Black-Royal Blue-Metallic Silver
Release Date: 1995
Price: $125

air jordan 10 og new york knicks white black royal blue orange flame

Colorway: OG New York Knicks White/Black-Royal Blue-Orange Flame
Release Date: 1995
Price: $125

air jordan 10 og sacramento kings black dark concord metallic silver

Colorway: OG Sacramento Kings Black/Dark Concord-Metallic Silver
Release Date: 1995
Price: $125

air jordan 10 retro steel white black light steel grey varsity red

Colorway: Retro Steel White / Black – Light Steel Grey – Varsity Red
Release Date: 05/07/2005
Price: $125

air jordan 10 retro white obsidian ice blue varsity red

Colorway: Retro White / Obsidian – Ice Blue – Varsity Red
Release Date: 06/11/2005
Price: $125

air jordan 10 retro black white

Colorway: Retro Black / White
Release Date: 07/23/2005
Price: $125

air jordan 10 retro white linen university blue

Colorway: Retro White / Linen – University Blue
Release Date: 07/23/2005
Price: $125

air jordan 10 retro womens white ice green varsity red

Colorway: Retro Womens White / Ice Green – Varsity Red
Release Date: 07/23/2005
Price: $125

air jordan 10 retro white varsity red light steel grey

Colorway: Retro White / Varsity Red – Light Steel Grey
Release Date: 09/17/2005
Price: $125

air jordan 10 retro womens white medium violet light graphite

Colorway: Retro Womens White / Medium Violet – Light Graphite
Release Date: 09/17/2005
Price: $125

air jordan 10 retro black dark shadow true red countdown pack

Colorway: Retro Black / Dark Shadow – True Red Countdown Pack
Release Date: 01/19/2008
Price: $310