17 Facts About Air Jordan


Air Jordan is a line of basketball shoes and athletic clothing produced by American corporation Nike.

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Air Jordan V saw a lot of use in popular sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

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Various models of the Air Jordan VII were re-released in 2002, again in 2004, and again with different colors in 2006.

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In 2011 the Air Jordan VII saw releases in the "Orion" and "Bordeaux" colorways.

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The Air Jordan IX has been the shoe chosen to adorn Jordan's feet for his statue outside of the United Center in Chicago.

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The Air Jordan X was released again in an OVO collaboration in 2015 and 2016, releasing in white and black colorways respectively with stingray detailing.

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Hatfield and Nike discouraged Air Jordan from playing in them, but once they were produced, he couldn't resist.

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Also noteworthy, Air Jordan violated league dress code by wearing the shoes, as his teammates wore all-black shoes.

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Air Jordan wore the XI white Columbia colorway in the 1996 NBA All-Star Game and was selected MVP of the game.

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The Air Jordan XI is one of the most popular Air Jordan in the series and has released almost ritualistically every December since 2008, selling out in minutes.

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The color scheme of predominant black accentuated with red was nicknamed "The Last Shot" because Michael Air Jordan wore them as he hit the game winning shot over Bryon Russell, of the Utah Jazz, in his final game with the Chicago Bulls in the 1998 NBA Finals.

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Shoe was designed by Air Jordan Senior Footwear Designer, Tate Kuerbis, a person that had been part of the Jordan footwear design team since 1999 and with Nike since 1995.

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Air Jordan XXI was introduced on television by the "Second Generation" advertisement.

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Air Jordan Brand released colorways representative of each team that the Chicago Bulls defeated in each of their six championship seasons during the 1990s.

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Air Jordan line has been associated with many riots, assaults, robberies, and murders, such as the murder of a 15-year-old high school student named Michael Eugene Thomas who was choked to death by one of his peers for a pair of Air Jordan sneakers in 1989.

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Air Jordan is well known for reaching out to music artists, having them help create a unique Air Jordan to call their own.

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Air Jordan is popular among the streetwear companies and designers to collaborate with.

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