Unless you’ve been living under a rock then you probably know who Michael Jordan is. Even if you aren’t a fan of basketball, I’m sure you’ve heard his name. If you ask any basketball fan who the greatest basketball player of all time is, I’m sure you’ll only hear one name: Michael Jordan. Rightfully so, his status and record breaking scores have earned him the title. It’s no wonder why the release of his shoes are sought after. Even after his retirement in 1993, Michael Jordan’s legacy is continued on by his famous sneaker line. The Air Jordans have become timeless pieces that will never go out in style. Whether worn casually or during game play, the Jordan line will truly be the best sneakers of all time. Each shoe may have its claim to fame but we’re here to rank the top 6 Air Jordans.
- Air Jordan XII
The reason why this pair makes it onto the list is because this was the pair that he was wearing during his legendary flu game. The shoe was so in demand at the time of its release because of its stylish exterior. It promised to be a lightweight shoe that was perfect for basketball enthusiasts.
- Air Jordan II
First on our list is the shoe that Michael Jordan wore when he won his first NBA Championship back in 1991. This was the same pair that he wore when he took home his first ever ring. His classic moves during that game with the Lakers was what put him on the map. During this time, the release of this shoe became so sought after because of its unique tongue out design. It’s because of the tongue that this pair is so easy to slip on. Its colorway also proved to be stylish on and off court.
- Air Jordan XIII
During Jordan’s last season and his second retirement from the Chicago Bulls, he wore this famous pair. Since he was retiring, he also took his famous last shot in these shoes. Not only does this pair have great significance but it featured a panther design with great cushioning plus a super cool hologram to beat.
- Air Jordan XI
This pair is known as the best looking Air Jordans of all time. Because of its leather and two toned black and white color, many sneaker enthusiast consider it as the most stylish pair of Jordans. This was also the pair he wore in the first season after his retirement. Notably, this is also the very first sneaker to use patent leather.
- Air Jordan III
This is the pair out of the whole collection that was mainly used off court. With its cement style and elephant skin replica, many sneaker fans loved how this pair looked so casual. Rumors have it that this is Michael Jordan’s favorite pair. It’s also the first shoe in the line to display the jumpman logo.
- Air Jordan I
The shoe that started it all, of course this pair would make it to number one. Whenever people think of Michael Jordan or his entire sneaker line, this pair is the first that comes to mind. These were the shoes he wore during his first ever NBA game and word on the street was that he was fined every time for wearing this pair because the NBA had a strict white sneakers only rule. A simple design that holds so much originality and history, 30 years later, this shoe remains a classic Michael Jordan signature pair.
Even if you’re wearing Air Jordans or not, the shoe experts at NuShoes, Inc. says “Whatever path you walk, may you walk with comfortable shoes.”