Celebrating the shoe that started it all, here's a look at the lineage of Michael Jordan's first signature shoe — the Jordan 1 White Discount Shop .Designed by Peter Moore, the Jordan 1 originally released from 1985 to 1986. Quite a few colorways of the model were produced, as well as a few different variations. Following its initial run in the 80s, the Jordan 1 jumpstarted the retro era in 1994, following Jordan's retirement from basketball. The shoe returned again in 2001, including the introduction of a Jumpman branded mid-top.
The original Jordan 1 Grey Lowest Price hit retail exactly 31 years ago. And while we've seen 29 new models since, we've seen even more iterations of that original silhouette. In honor of the shoe's anniversary, we're taking a look back at the original model, and how it's evolved (and returned back to its roots) over the last three decades. Perhaps the year's biggest sneaker release so far, the "Banned" Air Jordan 1 is finally in stores ... but, not for long.Pairs are already selling out at physical and online retailers, leaving sneakerheads across the world feeling disappointed. And when sneakerheads are disappointed, they react — primarily on Twitter. So here's a rundown of our favorite reactions from this morning's release so far.
We've been led to believe that the black and red colorway of the Jordan 1 Blue Outlet Store was banned 31 years ago. But was it really? The Air Jordan 1 is a mysterious shoe that originally released in all sorts of colorways, and in order to gather the history and evolution of the brand, we must first look back at its roots.As the story goes, Michael Jordan was, or would be fined, per game if he wore a certain pair of red and black Nike basketball shoes, as evidenced by 2011's "Banned" Air Jordan 1 High.
The Jordan 1 Red Wholesale Retro High OG "Banned" returns in remastered form to celebrate the release of the Air Jordan XXX1. The sneaker features the original Chicago Bulls-inspired colorway that was banned from the NBA and is done in black, varsity red and white with Nike Air branding and tumbled red leather.
Jordan digs into the legendary legacy of Jordan 1 colorways to release the Air Jordan 1 Retro High "Top Three." Similar to past Nike "What The" mash ups, the sneaker features a mix of original Air Jordan 1 colorways which includes the "Chicago," the "Banned," and the "Royal" Air Jordan 1.
Back in September, following the release of the "Banned" Air Jordan 1, Jordan Brand opened a pop-up shop in New York City to further celebrate the sneaker with a satin version. Limited to 501 pairs, the Satin Air Jordan 1 "Banned" commemorated Michael Jordan's warm up suits from his early days with the Chicago Bulls. Now, a first look at a Satin Jordan 1 Black Sale "Royal" is here.The Air Jordan 1 "Royal" is slated to release in April 2017, so Jordan Brand might be planning another super limited release to follow up with. Stay posted to Sole Collector for future updates on the Satin Air Jordan 1 "Royal."
The wait is over — the "Banned" Air Jordan 1 Retro will be back in stores tomorrow morning.Perhaps the defining sneaker of the Jordan Brand legacy, the "Banned" Jordan 1 brings with it more than 30 years of history to the table. It's most commonly known as the shoe that was banned by the NBA in 1985 — and though we've poked holes in that story, its significance in the basketball sneaker industry is arguably unmatched.