Air Jordan 1

The Air Jordan 1 is the sneaker that changed the world.

Developed for the basketball court back in 1985, the Air Jordan 1 was the first signature shoe of Michael Jordan. According to sources, the Air Jordan 1 was banned from the NBA because of the black and red colour. Apparently, every time Michael Jordan stepped on the court with them on he was fined USD 5,000.

Today, the Air Jordan 1 is one of the quintessential must-have for sneakerheads and fashionistas worldwide. The shoe is a symbol that represents style, innovation and has become one of the most iconic sneaker silhouettes in history.

Fun Facts

The Air Jordan 1 exists because Michael Jordan didn't want to sign with Nike. The pitch from Nike was to create a whole brand around Jordan. They did, and the Air Jordan 1 was born. 

    The Michael Jordan statue at the United Center is wearing Air Jordan IXs not Jordan 1s. The Jordan IXs were also the only Air Jordans that MJ never played in as a Bull before he retired.

      The Air Jordan II was the first Nike shoe not to include the Nike swoosh logo.

        Collaborations

        Everyone loves a good collaboration when the right people are brought together with the right tools sparks begin to fly. It would be easy to make an extensive list of Jordan collabs, but we decide to keep it short and give you a couple of our favourites.

        The Jordan 1 Off-White Chicago

        Kicks Shoelaces Air Jordan 1 Off-White Chicago

        The Jordan 1 Off-White Chicago was one of the most anticipated footwear collaborations of 2017. It marked the first time Virgil Abloh and Jordan Brand had teamed up. 

        Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1

        Kicks Shoelaces Travis Scott x Air Jordan 1

        Travis Scott is one of the most prominent artists globally, Scott's creative output has moved music and streetwear culture forwards with innovation and passion. Pair Scott with one of the most iconic sneaker brands of all-time then obviously greatness will prevail.

        Celebrities

        Nike Air Jordans are as big with the rich and famous as they are on the street. Celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Drake and Kylie Jenner love wearing the sporty sneakers.

        If your looking for style inspiration here's a few A-listers wearing Jordans!

        Kylie Jenner has been spotted wearing several rare Nike kicks, ranging from Nike SB "What The" Dunks to Colette x Air Jordan 1s.


        Travis Scott has become one of the Jordan brand's most prominent collaborators.


        Drake had a deal with the Jordan brand which saw him release a number of co-branded sneakers.


        Cindy Crawford sported in her Air Jordans.


        Conclusion

        Sneakers are an essential element of every wardrobe. From entry-level to luxury fashion statements, there are popular sneakers available for every budget.

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