The Shoe That Started It All August 26, 2007Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, NBA, Sports.
Pictured above is the first Jordan sneaker made by Nike. Released to the public in 1985, the Air Jordan I revolutionized the basketball shoe as we know it. The original colors were red and black and had a winged basketball logo on the side above the ankle as well as a large Nike swoosh on the side. The original price for the shoe was only $65. The shoe also came with a set of double laces to match the two colors. Jordan unveiled them in a game against the Philadelphia 76’ers on November 17th, 1984. Shortly after however, the NBA banned the sneaker stating that it did not follow the on court dress code. The NBA fined Jordan $5,000 a game for wearing them, but the ban only created more buzz for the shoe.
Since the release of the Air Jordan I, there have been 21 other Jordan shoes released. The shoe line is arguably the most popular shoe in the world selling out in stores across the country within hours. Jordans are being sold for up to $1,000 on ebay and have become collector items, as the demand for retro Jordans continues to grow. Everyone has their personal favorite Jordan sneaker, but the Nike Air Jordan I is the shoe that started it all.