5 Pairs Of Original Jordan Shoes That Have Held Up The Best
Everybody is familiar with the story where Michael Jordan got so bored with Nike that he looked for other shoes that could be used while he played his matches. In this search, he found the sole of, what later became Jordan, a shoe and fell in love. With all the kicks on the market today its easy to lose sight of old releases. Here are five of the best pairs of original Jordan shoes.
Nike Air Jordan III
There might not be another Air Jordan more important to the line than the Air Jordan III. The original III in any colorway is a symbol, not to mention a dope shoe. Its popularity is evident in how often its design is called back to in more modern releases.
Nike Air Jordan 1
The white/black/red Air Jordan 1 may not be the one that gets all the press but it’s undoubtedly the one Michael wore on the court the most. As such, it was a supremely significant shoe. Jordan wore it in the regular season, he wore it in the 1985 All-Star game, and he even wore it in the 1986 NBA Playoffs when he scored 63 points at Boston Garden. They can still be worn today.
Nike Air Jordan 1 Low
While the original Air Jordan came out in a number of colors, but the Air Jordan 1 Low was much simpler and quite a catch, alright. For some reason the current Air Jordan 1 Low is cut entirely differently, so the only way you can find the previous one is to track down a pair from 1985. If you can get behind the scavenger hunt, the original cut of the Jordan 1 Lows makes them a pretty dope addition.
Any pre-’96 Air Jordan PE
Before Michael Jordan’s second retirement in 1998, only a very select few players received Air Jordan PEs. The fortunate ones included “City Pack” X group, B.J. Armstrong, Latrell Sprewell, Penny Hardaway, and that was about it. And those guys only got to wear their own Jordan’s while Mike was retired the first time between 1993 and 1995. All-Stars aren’t stupid and these are really hard to find. If you can pick them up, these kicks throw back to a very specific time in sneaker history and bring that with them in a way that holds up even today.
Nike Air Jordan XI “45” Sample
One of the most debated pairs of Jordan shoes, you either love or hate them. If you’re in the first category then they hold up just as well now as the ever did. It’s kind of funny because Michael Jordan didn’t have such good luck in the XIs while wearing 45. However, of all the samples of all the Air Jordan’s, the “45” XIs remain the most desired. Watch out for the fake ones, though.