From Air to Flight Plate: The Tech That Defined Every Jordan Innovation

Previous / Next 1 of 29

AJXX8 Colorways 24266 From Air to Flight Plate: The Tech That Defined Every Jordan Innovation

Image via nikeinc.com

Is there any performance sneaker line that has made as many technical breakthroughs as the Air Jordan legacy series? Since 1985, Jordan Brand designers like Tinker Hatfield and Jason Mayden have been pushing the best-selling collection to new heights. While many companies may be satisfied by sticking to the script and using what they know works best for them, Jordan Brand is better known for bucking the trends  and pushing the envelope to unforeseen levels.

An Air Jordan XX9/2014 release is imminent, but has yet to be set in stone. While we wait to see what sorts of insane breakthroughs the team at Jordan Brand is able to cook up this time around, it seemed like the perfect time to look back on innovations of years past. This is From Air to Flight Plate: The Tech That Defined Every Jordan Innovation.

Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.

RELATED: The Complete History of Cushioning Technology in Sneakers
RELATED:
Today in Performance Sneaker History: Michael Jordan Sets Playoff Record in the Air Jordan 3