The Air Jordan 1 is one of the most coveted collections ever made by Nike. These shoes were dubbed as the pairs which started it all, being the first Nike shoes to be manufactured and branded based on Michael Jordan’s athletic career.
But before we marvel at the beauty as well as scarcity of this footwear, let us pay homage first to the man who inspired these works.
During the 1980s, Michael Jordan’s basketball career was on fire. He started playing at the NBA for the Chicago Bulls in the year 1984 and since then, he proceeded to win six NBA championships, 5 NBA MVP awards, 6 NBA Finals MVP awards, as well as 10 scoring titles. He also recorded a 30.12 ppg. His relationship with Nike changed the history of sports fashion in the years to come. It has also birthed the most coveted celebrity endorsement for the sports apparel industry.
The Birth of the Air Jordan 1
In the year 1985, Jordan signed with Nike to allow them to design sneakers after him and integrate his branding in the sneakers’ marketing. The man who designed the first ever Air Jordan shoes was Pete Moore. Moore decided to put the trademark swoosh design on the shoe’s mid-panel while placing the wings logo on the upper ankle. The very first Air Jordan’s design was similar to the Terminator and the Dunk.
The Air Jordan 1 was made with heel cushioning, toe overlay, as well as padded foam ankle collars. When Jordan wore it in a game, the NBA banned the shoes for it violated the uniform policy.
The Air Jordan as well as the Air Jordan 1 are both considered as classics and are very hard to come by. Fortunately, there is a website called http://www.sneakereasy.com/ that keeps us abreast of Air Jordan shoes release dates.
Here is what we know about sneaker release dates for the Air Jordan 1 Low OG “White”.
From the seller adam837 on Ebay, a fine collection of Air Jordan 1s along with Royal and Banned was released on Christmas eve this year. The collection has the 1985 Air Jordans with the iconic metallic swoosh, a pair of AJKOs, as well as two pairs of Air Jordan 1 Lows.
Similarly, on October of 2014, Ebay seller 95soleman released a Pink and Space Blue Air Jordan 1 Low with Cool Grey and Black accents. Rumor has it that classics such as the Air Jordan 1 Low will make a tremendous return when Nike starts their rebranding in the Spring of 2015.