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The Shoe That Started It All August 26, 2007

Posted 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.



1. Matt Mowery - August 26, 2007

Hey Marquis, haven’t seen you post in a while over at The Nasty Boys. I have you added to our ‘Friends Of’ section and have for a little while.

Keep up the great work!


2. Frankie - August 26, 2007

The shoe of a cheat, made by a cheat.


LIVE WRONG! Cheat to win

3. Marquis Chapman - August 26, 2007

I take it you’re an adidas type of man.

4. The Mixtape Monster - August 27, 2007

gotta love the J’s

my fav ones to play in, the XI’s and the XIII’s.

5. Jason Wilson - August 27, 2007

Man I had a pair of those.. they were not very comfortable! lol

6. Marquis Chapman - August 27, 2007

Yeah, they hurt my feet too. The Jordan III’s are real comfortable though.

7. kidal25 - August 27, 2007

I remember that commercial they had that featured all the Jordans in order. I wish someone could put up a youtube video so I can see it again.

8. King Chase - August 30, 2007

These ones was alright but the XIV and the XI are the best shoe to me.

9. D.C. - September 3, 2007

Just goes to show you that it was all about the buck and not about the comfort for an athletic as most of these super star designed athletic shoes are. These shoes lead kids to believe that they could jump higher, score more and play better. Michael got rich and kids probably ended up with foot problems. In the end, parents paid twice – to Michael for the shoe and to the podiatrist for arch supports!

10. Marquis Chapman - September 3, 2007

Good point. But it’s just something about those shoes. You just gotta have them.

11. Sentimental - September 3, 2007

Aaaah! I have a tiny pair of these from when my son was a year old (they were a gift). Can’t afford them now and probably couldn’t afford them then. It’s a shame what price these rich super star athletics put on their shoes and that we live in a society where this kind of pressure is put on kids. Unfortunately some kids who must have them and can’t afford them don’t settle for anything less. Sometimes they do something really stupid – steal them.

12. otoy - September 3, 2007

this is a must have shoes.

sean bishop - April 11, 2010

i got these shoes and champs sports in the mall a week ago.

13. Hieb - September 11, 2007

My personal favorite J. I love my pair I got along with the Black and Yellow ones that came in the package. It is true that they are not the most comfortable shoe, but compered to playing in some of the old Converse their like walking on air.

14. RUBEN - July 18, 2008


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16. Corona - November 4, 2008

these shoes are tight these shoes u gotta to have

17. david - March 9, 2009

Sosio desde el ecua te felicito siempre sintoniso esta pagina que patos mas vacanos

18. nicol - May 4, 2009

hola esto esta potente me encantan quiero uno de estos

19. Nike sb - May 8, 2009

Nice shoe…………it looking good i like it…and i am very happy to know more about it.

20. 3d sex incest - July 18, 2009

nice! i’m gonna make my own blog

21. LaVonne Jamison - October 2, 2009

i think these shoes are one of the best i love jordans an i will always wear them

22. franciele - October 28, 2009

muito legal esses novos nikes!!!

meu parente ela tem um nike 3.0 muito lindo!!!”
qual seria o valor se eu comprasse pela net??

23. max - November 10, 2009

queria saber o valor se eu realizasse a compra pela internet.

24. loser - December 6, 2009

bad @$$ shoe need some like that but different color lol

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