It’s absolutely outrageous to think that the Air Jordan 1 has been around for over three decades. Ever considering that it was first announced back in 1985, Nike has been killing it with the AJ1 silhouette. created for Michael Jordan himself by Peter C. Moore, you have to admit, he did a pretty awesome job, with the shoe remaining a lot more or less identical considering that it was first seen on court. with that being said, we’ve compiled a list of the five a lot of famous Air Jordan 1 drops to ever grace the sneaker game.
Air Jordan 1 ‘Bred’
The legend was born way back in 1985 with the famed Air Jordan 1 ‘Bred’. Technically created the year before, this colourway was later dubbed the ‘Banned’ as it was banned from the NBA for violating the league’s uniform policy. So whenever Michael Jordan wore the shoe on the court, he was fined $5000 per game. Was this just a marking step by Jordan brand to sell a lot more sneakers? We don’t know for sure, but some sneakerheads believe that without this fiasco, the AJ1 wouldn’t be the famous shoe it is today.
Air Jordan 1 ‘Royal’
The Air Jordan 1 ‘Royal’ was introduced to the world in the same year as the ‘Bred’, and considering that its debut, it has been re-released a total of four times, and to be honest, we’re not even pazzo. featuring an famous blue, black, and white colourway, the ‘Royal’ is an absolute classic and we think every single sneakerhead must own a pair. The fact that these aren’t as desired as the ‘Bred’ is beyond any explanation.
Air Jordan 1 ‘Shattered Backboard’
Technically, the Air Jordan 1 ‘Shattered Backboard’ wasn’t introduced with this name, however, it was christened so when Michael Jordan was playing a game in Trieste, Italy in 1985 and he so forcefully dunked at the net that it completely shattered the glass on the backboard. A sneaker with an extraordinary backstory, this is the stuff of myth. You can probably tell by now that 1985 was an astounding year for Jordan Brand.
fragment design x Air Jordan 1
The fragment design x Air Jordan 1 is a classic release from Hiroshi Fujiwara’s 2014 collaboration with Nike. releasing in very limited quantities, the upper features an upgraded leather for an very premium feel, and a heel stamp is present around the back. Reselling for an average of £1500, we think these are worth every single penny.
Off-White x Air Jordan 1
Debuting in late 2017, the Off-White x Air Jordan 1 was crowned by the footwear news achievement awards as the ‘Shoe Of The Year’, and has swiftly became the holy grail for lots of sneakerheads. part of the desired “THE TEN”; collection, Virgil Abloh has taken the past and put it in the present, completely deconstructing the sneaker and changing the game of sneaker collaborations forever. We are beyond ecstatic to see a lot more colourways become available in 2018.
Although the Air Jordan 1 is a lot much easier to get ahold of today than it was when it first released, it remains a desired piece of sneaker history. What do you think of our list of the five a lot of famous Air Jordan 1 drops to ever grace the sneaker game? Do you agree with it or do you think there must be a few a lot more worthy mentions? let us know in the comments section below, and be sure to keep it locked at The Sole vendor for the current and greatest in sneakers.