Jordan 15s

Nike Air Jordan 15 on Feet

The Air Jordan 15 was the family’s first release after Michael Jordan’s (2nd) retirement from the NBA. The shoe never got the honor of being worn by him to score and win.

Michael Jordan announced his (2nd) retirement in Jan 1999. Most observers thought the end of Jordan’s NBA career meant the end of Air Jordan line, but there were some who thought they could still go on with it.

And, they were the only were who mattered, and their names were Nike and Michael Jordan. Both thought that Jordan’s name would sell even if Jordan didn’t wear the shoes himself. With this in mind, they introduced the new member to the Air Jordan family, Air Jordan 15.

The Air Jordan 15’s design was inspired by NASA’s X-15, an aircraft for space exploration. Actually, it’s a bit tricky here. There’s also a controversy that Nike got part of the idea from Prada, the Italian shoemaker, but they deny it. So, the source of inspiration behind the design is a bit unclear.

But not unclear are the specifics of the Jordan 15. It had a hidden quick-lace system, seamless dynamic-fit sleeve, Kevlar mesh uppers, and Zoom Air sole.

In addition to all these qualities, it had 23/6/15 inscribed on its heels. The numbers were meant to attract Michael Jordan fans by paying tribute to his achievements. The number 23 referred to his shirt; the number 6 pointed to his 6 NBA championships; and the number 15 meant the model number 15 of the Jordan family. The shoes sold at $150.

Popular Colorways

air jordan 15 og black varsity red

Colorway: OG Black / Varsity Red
Release Date: 12/11/1999
Price: $150

air jordan 15 og white columbia blue black

Colorway: OG White / Columbia Blue – Black
Release Date: 02/05/2000
Price: $150

air jordan 15 og flint grey white

Colorway: OG Flint Grey / White
Release Date: 04/01/2000
Price: $150

air jordan 15 og obsidian white metallic silver

Colorway: OG Obsidian / White – Metallic Silver
Release Date: 2000
Price: $150

air jordan 15 og low white deep red

Colorway: OG Low White / Deep Red
Release Date: 2000
Price: $140

air jordan 15 og low white midnight navy

Colorway: OG Low White / Midnight Navy
Release Date: 2000
Price: $140

air jordan 15 og low black white metallic silver

Colorway: OG Low Black / White / Metallic Silver
Release Date: 09/06/2000
Price: $140

air jordan 15 retro black varsity red

Colorway: Retro Black / Varsity Red
Release Date: 11/15/2007
Price: $150