Sneaker Report has covered the complete tech history of popular signature basketball lines from players such as Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, and LeBron James. These features analyze the technological advancements in some of today’s most successful and popular signature sneakers. However, it’s quite possible that none of them would even exist without the Air Jordan legacy collection.
The Air Jordan line paved the way for signature footwear; ushering in a new era of marketing, endorsement deals, and a race to lace players in the most advanced, highest-performing models possible. Introduced in 1985, it’s not only the longest-running signature footwear line of all time, but also the best-selling. From the controversial Air Jordan I (which was banned when Roger Federer was just four years old) to the shrouded Air Jordan XX8, the line has always been at the forefront of the basketball footwear world.
Yesterday, the team over at Complex put together a thorough break down of the Complete History of the Air Jordans I – XX8. The insightful list includes back stories and details on every Jordan legacy model over the last 28 years, including the design process and most popular colorways. No matter how strong your knowledge of Air Jordan history is, you’re sure to learn something new about the iconic line.