Quick Sizing Guide

  • 4 eyelets
    36"
  • 5 eyelets
    36" / 45"
  • 6 eyelets
    45" / 54"
  • 7 eyelets
    54" / 63"
  • 8 eyelets
    63" / 72"
  • 9 eyelets
    72"
  • 7 eyelets
    72"

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Jordan 2s

Michael Jordan sustained a foot injury in his second season, which called for some adaptation to the Air Jordan 1 design—a change that’d give Jordan the same agility as before. Nike came up with Air Jordan 2.

Designed by Bruce Kilgore, the godfather of the Nike Air shoes, Air Jordan 2 was different from “traditional” shoes, which had a rubber cup sole.

On the contrary, Air Jordan 2 had a soft midsole that redefined sports shoes. The soft midsole provided the shoes a luxurious cushioning that not only introduced the concept of luxury into sports shoes, but it also married the two.

Air Jordan 2 were comfortable and luxurious, and they boosted the player’s performance. Wearing these, Michael Jordan got the first of his seven consecutive scoring titles, maintained an average of 37.1 points per game and scored 40 points in 9 straight games during the season.

Air Jordan 2 History

Jordan 2 was meant to be a cut above Air Jordan 1, so it had to be a bit costlier. But it came out a lot more expensive—it became the first Air Jordan shoe to cross $100. The reason: the big increase in price wasn’t just because of the tweaks to Air Jordan 1 design. Nike got Air Jordan 2 made in Italy (instead of Asia). And, that cost more.

Despite the price, Air Jordan became a rage as soon as it was launched. For sports lovers, it was both a necessity to perform better and an innovation that introduced luxury into the sporting world—all for $150.

Confirmed Colorways and Release Dates.

Black Red OG Jordan
  • Colorway: OG Black and Reds
  • Release Date: 9/15/1985
  • Price: $65
White-Black-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Black – Red
  • Release Date: 09/15/1985
  • Price: $65
Black-Toe-White-Black-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG Black Toe White / Black / Red
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
AJKO-White-Black-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG AJKO White / Black – Red
  • Release Date: 11/18/2013
  • Price: N/A
Black-and-Royal-Blue-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG Black and Royal Blue
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
Black-and-Grey-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG Black and Grey
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Natural-Grey-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Natural Grey
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Blue-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Blue
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Black-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Black
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Caroline-Blue-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Caroline Blue
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Metallic-Green-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Metallic Green
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Metallic-Dark-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Metallic Dark Red
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Metallic-Purple-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Metallic Purple
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Metallic-Orange-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Metallic Orange
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Metallic-Blue-Low-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Metallic Blue Low
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Natural-Grey-Low-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Natural Grey Low
  • Release Date: 1986
  • Price: $65
Retro-White-Black-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro White / Black – Red
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Price: $80
Retro-Black-and-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Black and Red
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Price: $80
Retro-Black-and-Varsity-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Black and Varsity Red
  • Release Date: 08/25/2001
  • Price: $80
Retro-Black-Varsity-Royal-Blue-White-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Black / Varsity Royal Blue – White
  • Release Date: 10/06/2001
  • Price: $80
Retro-White-Metallic-Silver-Midnight-Navy-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro White / Metallic Silver – Midnight Navy
  • Release Date: 08/25/2001
  • Price: $80
Retro-Neutral-Grey-Silver-White-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Neutral Grey / Silver – White
  • Release Date: 10/06/2001
  • Price: $80
Retro-Japan-Neutral-Grey-Metallic-Silver-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Japan Neutral Grey / Metallic Silver
  • Release Date: 01/01/2001
  • Price: $110
Retro-Japan-Black-Black-Metallic-Silver-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Japan Black / Black – Metallic Silver
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Price: $110
Retro-Japan-White-White-Midnight-Navy-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Japan White / White – Midnight Navy
  • Release Date: 08/13/2001
  • Price: $110
Retro-Japan-White-Metallic-Silver-Midnight-Navy-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Japan White / Metallic Silver – Midnight Navy
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Price: $110
Retro-White-and-Metallic-Silver-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro White and Metallic Silver
  • Release Date: 12/26/2002
  • Price: $100
Retro-Patent-Leather-White-and-Caroline-Blue-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Patent Leather White and Carolina Blue
  • Release Date: 09/27/2003
  • Price: $100
Retro-Patent-Leather-White-Black-Varsity-Red-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Patent Leather White / Black – Varsity Red
  • Release Date: 11/22/2003
  • Price: $100
Retro-Patent-Leather-Black-and-Metallic-Gold-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Patent Leather Black and Metallic Gold
  • Release Date: 12/23/2003
  • Price: $100
Retro-Low-White-White-Metallic-Silver-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Low White / White – Metallic Silver
  • Release Date: 06/12/2004
  • Price: $80
Retro-Low-White-Black-Midnight-Navy-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Low White / Black – Midnight Navy
  • Release Date: 06/12/2004
  • Price: $80
Old-Love-New-Love-Retro-Package-BMP-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Old Love New Love Retro Package BMP
  • Release Date: 04/21/2007
  • Price: $200
Retro-Stealth-Varsity-Royal-Sport-Red-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Stealth / Varsity Royal – Sport Red
  • Release Date: 05/19/2007
  • Price: $110
Retro-Sport-Red-White-Varsity-Red-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Sport Red / White-Varsity Red
  • Release Date: 05/19/2007
  • Price: $110
North-Side-Retro-Low-White-Dark-Forest-Light-Graphite-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: North Side Retro Low White / Dark Forest – Light Graphite
  • Release Date: 05/26/2007
  • Price: $90
South-Side-Retro-Low-True-White-Varsity-Red-Stealth-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: South Side Retro Low True White / Varsity Red/Stealth
  • Release Date: 05/26/2007
  • Price: $90
East-Side-Retro-Low-White-Varsity-Red-Varsity-Royal-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: East Side Retro Low White / Varsity Red – Varsity Royal
  • Release Date: 05/26/2007
  • Price: $90
West-Side-Retro-Low-White-Chlorine-Blue-Sonic-Yellow-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: West Side Retro Low White / Chlorine Blue – Sonic Yellow
  • Release Date: 05/26/2007
  • Price: $90
Inline-Retro-Low-Black-Metallic-Silver-Varsity-Red-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Inline Retro Low Black / Metallic Silver – Varsity Red
  • Release Date: 05/26/2007
  • Price: $90
China-Xq-2007-Retro-White-Gold-Dust-Sport-Red-Black-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: China Xq 2007 Retro White / Gold Dust – Sport Red – Black
  • Release Date: 06/01/2007
  • Price: $205
Retro-Alpha-University-Blue-White-Black-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Alpha University Blue / White – Black
  • Release Date: 06/02/2007
  • Price: $110
Retro-Womens-Low-Canvas-Real-Pink-White-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Womens Low Canvas Real Pink / White
  • Release Date: 05/2007
  • Price: $85
Retro-White-Blue-Canvas-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro White / Blue / Canvas
  • Release Date: 05/2007
  • Price: $85
Retro-Womens-Low-Denim-White-Sport-Red-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Womens Low Denim / White – Sport Red
  • Release Date: 05/19/2007
  • Price: $85
Retro-Womens-Low-White-Denim-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Womens Low White / Denim
  • Release Date: 05/19/2007
  • Price: $85
Crocodile-Pure-Retro-Low-White-Metallic-Silver-White-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Crocodile Pure Retro Low White / Metallic Silver – White
  • Release Date: 11/2007
  • Price: $100
Crocodile-Black-Cat-Retro-Low-Black-Metallic-Silver-Black-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Crocodile Black Cat Retro Low Black / Metallic Silver – Black
  • Release Date: 11/2007
  • Price: $100
Levi-Denim-Retro-Package-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Levi Denim Retro Package
  • Release Date: 03/15/2008
  • Price: $310
Barons-Home-Opening-Day-Retro-White-Black-Silver-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Barons Home Opening Day Retro White / Black – Silver
  • Release Date: 04/05/2008
  • Price: $100
Barons-Away-Opening-Day-Retro-Black-White-Silver-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Barons Away Opening Day Retro Black / White – Silver
  • Release Date: 04/05/2008
  • Price: $100
Armed-Forces-Military-Retro-Pearl-White-Hay-Walnut-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Armed Forces Military Retro Pearl White / Hay / Walnut
  • Release Date: 05/24/2008
  • Price: $100
Armed-Forces-Military-Retro-Medium-Brown-Urban-Haze-Hay-Anthracite-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Armed Forces Military Retro Medium Brown / Urban Haze – Hay – Anthracite
  • Release Date: 05/24/2008
  • Price: $100
Girls-Youth-GS-Retro-Grey-Violet-Sunburst-White-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Girls Youth (GS) Retro Grey Violet / Sunburst / White
  • Release Date: 05/2008
  • Price: $80
Grape-Head-Girls-Youth-GS-Retro-Grape-Emerald-Green-White-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Grape Head Girls Youth (GS) Retro Grape / Emerald Green / White
  • Release Date: 05/2008
  • Price: $80
Doernbecher-Retro-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Doernbecher Retro
  • Release Date: 11/14/2008
  • Price: $125
Retro-High-Black-Max-Orange-White-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro High Black / Max Orange – White
  • Release Date: 01/31/2009
  • Price: $105
Tribe-Called-Quest-Midnight-Marauders-Retro-High-Strap-Jordan-1-Original-Series
  • Colorway: Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders Retro High Strap
  • Release Date: 02/2009
  • Price: $110
Hare-Easter-Bunny-Retro-Light-SilverWhite-True-Red-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Hare – Easter Bunny Retro Light Silver / White – True Red
  • Release Date: 04/11/2009
  • Price: $110

The Nike Air Jordan 1 made more than its debut in the basketball shoe market in 1985. It blazed a trail for many more to follow.

Michael Jordan’s NBA rookie year earned him a position on the Chicago Bulls, but it also landed him a $2.5-million-dollar endorsement contract from Nike.

Ironically, Jordan was less than thrilled with the deal. His initial loyalties were to Adidas, so to Jordan, Nike was a step down…If he only knew what the future had in store, right?

To some, the deal was premature. After all, Jordan was just a rookie third round pick at the time. A trip to the NBA playoffs where he scored 63 points against Larry Bird’s Celtics soon put naysayers to rest.

Air Jordan 1 Guide

Jordan’s shoe, the Air Jordan, debuted boasting many of Nike’s signature basketball features—compressed air pocket in heel, additional ankle support, and an overlay on the toe. It’s inaugural logo, wings on the shoe’s side, set the bar high for what was to follow in terms of design.

The initial shoe design lacked the technology of many that would follow, but it certainly did not lack the excitement. The shoe’s biggest claim to fame was the controversy that surrounded it. Every time Jordan stepped on the court wearing his black, red, and white sneakers, he was fined $5,000 for violating the uniform policy—a fine that Nike was happy to pay in order to fuel the fire and reap the promotions.

Confirmed Colorways and Release Dates.

Black Red OG Jordan
  • Colorway: OG Black and Reds
  • Release Date: 9/15/1985
  • Price: $65
White-Black-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Black – Red
  • Release Date: 09/15/1985
  • Price: $65
Black-Toe-White-Black-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG Black Toe White / Black / Red
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
AJKO-White-Black-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG AJKO White / Black – Red
  • Release Date: 11/18/2013
  • Price: N/A
Black-and-Royal-Blue-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG Black and Royal Blue
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
Black-and-Grey-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG Black and Grey
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Natural-Grey-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Natural Grey
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Blue-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Blue
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Black-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Black
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Caroline-Blue-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Caroline Blue
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Metallic-Green-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Metallic Green
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Metallic-Dark-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Metallic Dark Red
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Metallic-Purple-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Metallic Purple
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Metallic-Orange-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Metallic Orange
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Metallic-Blue-Low-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Metallic Blue Low
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Natural-Grey-Low-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Natural Grey Low
  • Release Date: 1986
  • Price: $65
Retro-White-Black-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro White / Black – Red
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Price: $80
Retro-Black-and-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Black and Red
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Price: $80
Retro-Black-and-Varsity-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Black and Varsity Red
  • Release Date: 08/25/2001
  • Price: $80
Retro-Black-Varsity-Royal-Blue-White-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Black / Varsity Royal Blue – White
  • Release Date: 10/06/2001
  • Price: $80
Retro-White-Metallic-Silver-Midnight-Navy-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro White / Metallic Silver – Midnight Navy
  • Release Date: 08/25/2001
  • Price: $80
Retro-Neutral-Grey-Silver-White-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Neutral Grey / Silver – White
  • Release Date: 10/06/2001
  • Price: $80
Retro-Japan-Neutral-Grey-Metallic-Silver-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Japan Neutral Grey / Metallic Silver
  • Release Date: 01/01/2001
  • Price: $110
Retro-Japan-Black-Black-Metallic-Silver-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Japan Black / Black – Metallic Silver
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Price: $110
Retro-Japan-White-White-Midnight-Navy-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Japan White / White – Midnight Navy
  • Release Date: 08/13/2001
  • Price: $110
Retro-Japan-White-Metallic-Silver-Midnight-Navy-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Japan White / Metallic Silver – Midnight Navy
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Price: $110
Retro-White-and-Metallic-Silver-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro White and Metallic Silver
  • Release Date: 12/26/2002
  • Price: $100
Retro-Patent-Leather-White-and-Caroline-Blue-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Patent Leather White and Carolina Blue
  • Release Date: 09/27/2003
  • Price: $100
Retro-Patent-Leather-White-Black-Varsity-Red-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Patent Leather White / Black – Varsity Red
  • Release Date: 11/22/2003
  • Price: $100
Retro-Patent-Leather-Black-and-Metallic-Gold-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Patent Leather Black and Metallic Gold
  • Release Date: 12/23/2003
  • Price: $100
Retro-Low-White-White-Metallic-Silver-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Low White / White – Metallic Silver
  • Release Date: 06/12/2004
  • Price: $80
Retro-Low-White-Black-Midnight-Navy-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Low White / Black – Midnight Navy
  • Release Date: 06/12/2004
  • Price: $80
Old-Love-New-Love-Retro-Package-BMP-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Old Love New Love Retro Package BMP
  • Release Date: 04/21/2007
  • Price: $200
Retro-Stealth-Varsity-Royal-Sport-Red-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Stealth / Varsity Royal – Sport Red
  • Release Date: 05/19/2007
  • Price: $110
Retro-Sport-Red-White-Varsity-Red-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Sport Red / White-Varsity Red
  • Release Date: 05/19/2007
  • Price: $110
North-Side-Retro-Low-White-Dark-Forest-Light-Graphite-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: North Side Retro Low White / Dark Forest – Light Graphite
  • Release Date: 05/26/2007
  • Price: $90
South-Side-Retro-Low-True-White-Varsity-Red-Stealth-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: South Side Retro Low True White / Varsity Red/Stealth
  • Release Date: 05/26/2007
  • Price: $90
East-Side-Retro-Low-White-Varsity-Red-Varsity-Royal-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: East Side Retro Low White / Varsity Red – Varsity Royal
  • Release Date: 05/26/2007
  • Price: $90
West-Side-Retro-Low-White-Chlorine-Blue-Sonic-Yellow-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: West Side Retro Low White / Chlorine Blue – Sonic Yellow
  • Release Date: 05/26/2007
  • Price: $90
Inline-Retro-Low-Black-Metallic-Silver-Varsity-Red-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Inline Retro Low Black / Metallic Silver – Varsity Red
  • Release Date: 05/26/2007
  • Price: $90
China-Xq-2007-Retro-White-Gold-Dust-Sport-Red-Black-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: China Xq 2007 Retro White / Gold Dust – Sport Red – Black
  • Release Date: 06/01/2007
  • Price: $205
Retro-Alpha-University-Blue-White-Black-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Alpha University Blue / White – Black
  • Release Date: 06/02/2007
  • Price: $110
Retro-Womens-Low-Canvas-Real-Pink-White-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Womens Low Canvas Real Pink / White
  • Release Date: 05/2007
  • Price: $85
Retro-White-Blue-Canvas-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro White / Blue / Canvas
  • Release Date: 05/2007
  • Price: $85
Retro-Womens-Low-Denim-White-Sport-Red-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Womens Low Denim / White – Sport Red
  • Release Date: 05/19/2007
  • Price: $85
Retro-Womens-Low-White-Denim-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Womens Low White / Denim
  • Release Date: 05/19/2007
  • Price: $85
Crocodile-Pure-Retro-Low-White-Metallic-Silver-White-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Crocodile Pure Retro Low White / Metallic Silver – White
  • Release Date: 11/2007
  • Price: $100
Crocodile-Black-Cat-Retro-Low-Black-Metallic-Silver-Black-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Crocodile Black Cat Retro Low Black / Metallic Silver – Black
  • Release Date: 11/2007
  • Price: $100
Levi-Denim-Retro-Package-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Levi Denim Retro Package
  • Release Date: 03/15/2008
  • Price: $310
Barons-Home-Opening-Day-Retro-White-Black-Silver-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Barons Home Opening Day Retro White / Black – Silver
  • Release Date: 04/05/2008
  • Price: $100
Barons-Away-Opening-Day-Retro-Black-White-Silver-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Barons Away Opening Day Retro Black / White – Silver
  • Release Date: 04/05/2008
  • Price: $100
Armed-Forces-Military-Retro-Pearl-White-Hay-Walnut-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Armed Forces Military Retro Pearl White / Hay / Walnut
  • Release Date: 05/24/2008
  • Price: $100
Armed-Forces-Military-Retro-Medium-Brown-Urban-Haze-Hay-Anthracite-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Armed Forces Military Retro Medium Brown / Urban Haze – Hay – Anthracite
  • Release Date: 05/24/2008
  • Price: $100
Girls-Youth-GS-Retro-Grey-Violet-Sunburst-White-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Girls Youth (GS) Retro Grey Violet / Sunburst / White
  • Release Date: 05/2008
  • Price: $80
Grape-Head-Girls-Youth-GS-Retro-Grape-Emerald-Green-White-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Grape Head Girls Youth (GS) Retro Grape / Emerald Green / White
  • Release Date: 05/2008
  • Price: $80
Doernbecher-Retro-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Doernbecher Retro
  • Release Date: 11/14/2008
  • Price: $125
Retro-High-Black-Max-Orange-White-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro High Black / Max Orange – White
  • Release Date: 01/31/2009
  • Price: $105
Tribe-Called-Quest-Midnight-Marauders-Retro-High-Strap-Jordan-1-Original-Series
  • Colorway: Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders Retro High Strap
  • Release Date: 02/2009
  • Price: $110
Hare-Easter-Bunny-Retro-Light-SilverWhite-True-Red-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Hare – Easter Bunny Retro Light Silver / White – True Red
  • Release Date: 04/11/2009
  • Price: $110

The Nike Air Jordan 1 made more than its debut in the basketball shoe market in 1985. It blazed a trail for many more to follow.

Michael Jordan’s NBA rookie year earned him a position on the Chicago Bulls, but it also landed him a $2.5-million-dollar endorsement contract from Nike.

Ironically, Jordan was less than thrilled with the deal. His initial loyalties were to Adidas, so to Jordan, Nike was a step down…If he only knew what the future had in store, right?

To some, the deal was premature. After all, Jordan was just a rookie third round pick at the time. A trip to the NBA playoffs where he scored 63 points against Larry Bird’s Celtics soon put naysayers to rest.

Air Jordan 1 Guide

Jordan’s shoe, the Air Jordan, debuted boasting many of Nike’s signature basketball features—compressed air pocket in heel, additional ankle support, and an overlay on the toe. It’s inaugural logo, wings on the shoe’s side, set the bar high for what was to follow in terms of design.

The initial shoe design lacked the technology of many that would follow, but it certainly did not lack the excitement. The shoe’s biggest claim to fame was the controversy that surrounded it. Every time Jordan stepped on the court wearing his black, red, and white sneakers, he was fined $5,000 for violating the uniform policy—a fine that Nike was happy to pay in order to fuel the fire and reap the promotions.

Confirmed Colorways and Release Dates.

Black Red OG Jordan
  • Colorway: OG Black and Reds
  • Release Date: 9/15/1985
  • Price: $65
White-Black-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Black – Red
  • Release Date: 09/15/1985
  • Price: $65
Black-Toe-White-Black-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG Black Toe White / Black / Red
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
AJKO-White-Black-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG AJKO White / Black – Red
  • Release Date: 11/18/2013
  • Price: N/A
Black-and-Royal-Blue-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG Black and Royal Blue
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
Black-and-Grey-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG Black and Grey
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Natural-Grey-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Natural Grey
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Blue-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Blue
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Black-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Black
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Caroline-Blue-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Caroline Blue
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Metallic-Green-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Metallic Green
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Metallic-Dark-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Metallic Dark Red
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Metallic-Purple-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Metallic Purple
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Metallic-Orange-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Metallic Orange
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Metallic-Blue-Low-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Metallic Blue Low
  • Release Date: 1985
  • Price: $65
White-and-Natural-Grey-Low-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: OG White and Natural Grey Low
  • Release Date: 1986
  • Price: $65
Retro-White-Black-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro White / Black – Red
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Price: $80
Retro-Black-and-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Black and Red
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Price: $80
Retro-Black-and-Varsity-Red-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Black and Varsity Red
  • Release Date: 08/25/2001
  • Price: $80
Retro-Black-Varsity-Royal-Blue-White-OG-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Black / Varsity Royal Blue – White
  • Release Date: 10/06/2001
  • Price: $80
Retro-White-Metallic-Silver-Midnight-Navy-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro White / Metallic Silver – Midnight Navy
  • Release Date: 08/25/2001
  • Price: $80
Retro-Neutral-Grey-Silver-White-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Neutral Grey / Silver – White
  • Release Date: 10/06/2001
  • Price: $80
Retro-Japan-Neutral-Grey-Metallic-Silver-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Japan Neutral Grey / Metallic Silver
  • Release Date: 01/01/2001
  • Price: $110
Retro-Japan-Black-Black-Metallic-Silver-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Japan Black / Black – Metallic Silver
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Price: $110
Retro-Japan-White-White-Midnight-Navy-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Japan White / White – Midnight Navy
  • Release Date: 08/13/2001
  • Price: $110
Retro-Japan-White-Metallic-Silver-Midnight-Navy-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Japan White / Metallic Silver – Midnight Navy
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Price: $110
Retro-White-and-Metallic-Silver-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro White and Metallic Silver
  • Release Date: 12/26/2002
  • Price: $100
Retro-Patent-Leather-White-and-Caroline-Blue-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Patent Leather White and Carolina Blue
  • Release Date: 09/27/2003
  • Price: $100
Retro-Patent-Leather-White-Black-Varsity-Red-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Patent Leather White / Black – Varsity Red
  • Release Date: 11/22/2003
  • Price: $100
Retro-Patent-Leather-Black-and-Metallic-Gold-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Patent Leather Black and Metallic Gold
  • Release Date: 12/23/2003
  • Price: $100
Retro-Low-White-White-Metallic-Silver-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Low White / White – Metallic Silver
  • Release Date: 06/12/2004
  • Price: $80
Retro-Low-White-Black-Midnight-Navy-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Low White / Black – Midnight Navy
  • Release Date: 06/12/2004
  • Price: $80
Old-Love-New-Love-Retro-Package-BMP-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Old Love New Love Retro Package BMP
  • Release Date: 04/21/2007
  • Price: $200
Retro-Stealth-Varsity-Royal-Sport-Red-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Stealth / Varsity Royal – Sport Red
  • Release Date: 05/19/2007
  • Price: $110
Retro-Sport-Red-White-Varsity-Red-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Sport Red / White-Varsity Red
  • Release Date: 05/19/2007
  • Price: $110
North-Side-Retro-Low-White-Dark-Forest-Light-Graphite-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: North Side Retro Low White / Dark Forest – Light Graphite
  • Release Date: 05/26/2007
  • Price: $90
South-Side-Retro-Low-True-White-Varsity-Red-Stealth-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: South Side Retro Low True White / Varsity Red/Stealth
  • Release Date: 05/26/2007
  • Price: $90
East-Side-Retro-Low-White-Varsity-Red-Varsity-Royal-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: East Side Retro Low White / Varsity Red – Varsity Royal
  • Release Date: 05/26/2007
  • Price: $90
West-Side-Retro-Low-White-Chlorine-Blue-Sonic-Yellow-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: West Side Retro Low White / Chlorine Blue – Sonic Yellow
  • Release Date: 05/26/2007
  • Price: $90
Inline-Retro-Low-Black-Metallic-Silver-Varsity-Red-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Inline Retro Low Black / Metallic Silver – Varsity Red
  • Release Date: 05/26/2007
  • Price: $90
China-Xq-2007-Retro-White-Gold-Dust-Sport-Red-Black-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: China Xq 2007 Retro White / Gold Dust – Sport Red – Black
  • Release Date: 06/01/2007
  • Price: $205
Retro-Alpha-University-Blue-White-Black-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Alpha University Blue / White – Black
  • Release Date: 06/02/2007
  • Price: $110
Retro-Womens-Low-Canvas-Real-Pink-White-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Womens Low Canvas Real Pink / White
  • Release Date: 05/2007
  • Price: $85
Retro-White-Blue-Canvas-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro White / Blue / Canvas
  • Release Date: 05/2007
  • Price: $85
Retro-Womens-Low-Denim-White-Sport-Red-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Womens Low Denim / White – Sport Red
  • Release Date: 05/19/2007
  • Price: $85
Retro-Womens-Low-White-Denim-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro Womens Low White / Denim
  • Release Date: 05/19/2007
  • Price: $85
Crocodile-Pure-Retro-Low-White-Metallic-Silver-White-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Crocodile Pure Retro Low White / Metallic Silver – White
  • Release Date: 11/2007
  • Price: $100
Crocodile-Black-Cat-Retro-Low-Black-Metallic-Silver-Black-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Crocodile Black Cat Retro Low Black / Metallic Silver – Black
  • Release Date: 11/2007
  • Price: $100
Levi-Denim-Retro-Package-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Levi Denim Retro Package
  • Release Date: 03/15/2008
  • Price: $310
Barons-Home-Opening-Day-Retro-White-Black-Silver-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Barons Home Opening Day Retro White / Black – Silver
  • Release Date: 04/05/2008
  • Price: $100
Barons-Away-Opening-Day-Retro-Black-White-Silver-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Barons Away Opening Day Retro Black / White – Silver
  • Release Date: 04/05/2008
  • Price: $100
Armed-Forces-Military-Retro-Pearl-White-Hay-Walnut-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Armed Forces Military Retro Pearl White / Hay / Walnut
  • Release Date: 05/24/2008
  • Price: $100
Armed-Forces-Military-Retro-Medium-Brown-Urban-Haze-Hay-Anthracite-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Armed Forces Military Retro Medium Brown / Urban Haze – Hay – Anthracite
  • Release Date: 05/24/2008
  • Price: $100
Girls-Youth-GS-Retro-Grey-Violet-Sunburst-White-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Girls Youth (GS) Retro Grey Violet / Sunburst / White
  • Release Date: 05/2008
  • Price: $80
Grape-Head-Girls-Youth-GS-Retro-Grape-Emerald-Green-White-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Grape Head Girls Youth (GS) Retro Grape / Emerald Green / White
  • Release Date: 05/2008
  • Price: $80
Doernbecher-Retro-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Doernbecher Retro
  • Release Date: 11/14/2008
  • Price: $125
Retro-High-Black-Max-Orange-White-Air-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Retro High Black / Max Orange – White
  • Release Date: 01/31/2009
  • Price: $105
Tribe-Called-Quest-Midnight-Marauders-Retro-High-Strap-Jordan-1-Original-Series
  • Colorway: Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders Retro High Strap
  • Release Date: 02/2009
  • Price: $110
Hare-Easter-Bunny-Retro-Light-SilverWhite-True-Red-Jordan-1-Original-Release
  • Colorway: Hare – Easter Bunny Retro Light Silver / White – True Red
  • Release Date: 04/11/2009
  • Price: $110

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