The Top 15 Air Jordan 1's Of All Time.

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The Top 15 Air Jordan 1's Of All Time.

The Air Jordan 1 is one of if not the most iconic pair of kicks the world has ever seen.

 Originally Jordan would have chosen to sign for Converse as the Chuck Taylor was his preferred shoe to play in as a kid. Michael Jordan said that the shoes' soles were too thick and preferred a more natural feel to the court beneath his feet.

This was the main issue he had with their sneakers.However, Nike convinced a young MJ's parents to come down to the Nike HQ in Oregon to negotiate a deal. 

  After a little reconstruction, they met his requirements, thus starting what was to be the most monumental of movements in sneaker history.

 In 1985 MJ debuted his first sneaker on the court "the bred" A.K.A "The Banned Jordan" It was rumoured that MJ was fined 5k per game for wearing the sneaks as it broke league uniform rules.

 Here we look back at what we believe are the top 15 Nike Air Jordan's throughout the years.

 Air Jordan 1 Igloo, 2017

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Inspired by Art Deco and architecture, the Igloo Air Jordan 1 was released in a select few bricks and mortar stores in Miami's streets. The Air Jordan 1 Igloo is first on our list. Cool blue heel and iconic toe styling make it a 10/10 in our books.

Air Jordan 1 Pine Green Retro High OG, 2018

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The Air Jordan Pine Green is another "black toe" entry. Pine Green features throughout the kicks on the heel, tongue and toe box. These Jumpan's stomp straight onto our list.

Colette x Jordan 1 High

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Parisian store Collette closed their doors to the public after 20 years of retail. As a way of saying thank you for their contribution to the culture, Air Jordan gifted a 1 of 1 pair of Air Jordan 1's to the company.

Also dubbed the "Au Revoir " after the print on the sole, these ultra-rare sneakers were seen as a parting gift to one of France's most iconic stores.

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Shattered Backboard”

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Here we have the black and orange shattered backboard, the 3rd model of this iconic shoe. Named after one of the most iconic moments in Michael Jordan's career.

Block orange and palette black make up the majority of these kicks.
Another Black toe model for the list modelled off the 1985 1's, this is a must-have for all snakeheads.

 Air Jordan 1 High OG “Black Toe”

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Paying homage to the good old days, these Nike Air Jordan 1's are Chicago Bulls inspired to their core. Over 30 years from the colour scheme's original release, these kicks made waves online and understandably. For us, they scream nostalgia and are a must cop. 

Off-White Jordan 1 High White, 2020

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Unveiled at Off White's FW18 runway show in Paris this remake of the classic Air Jordan 1 was a European exclusive that broke Instagram.

American designer Virgil Abloh who burst on the scene as Kanye West's creative director has since proven that he is one of the key cultivators in streetwear, further stamping his authority with
one of our favourite sneaker releases from 2018.

Jordan 1 High “Not For Resale”

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Part of the "No L's" pack the not for resale Air Jordan 1's combat the fight against the most toxic behaviour of sneaker culture.

Sneaker resale is very prominent these days whether you are trying to make a quick buck or your lively hood, there is no doubt sneaker reselling is big business.

These clean-cut yet Bold 1's are one release we can really get behind.

Jordan 1 Retro High J-Balvin

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1st unveiled during the Superbowl halftime performance JBalvins Air Jordan 1 collaboration is the most colourful on our list.

Breaking virtually any misconception that says the Jordan 1 is a shoe made of block colours, this sneaker is typical of the Colombians vibrant style.

Roughly sewn overlays and J Balvin trademark smiley face on the Heel, these might be the most eye-catching Jordans on the list.

 Air Jordan 1 High OG “Hyper Royal”

The Hyper Royal Air Jordan 1 has a vintage and authentic style highlighted in the faded blue overlay. This, for us, makes the kicks.

Scheduled for a spring 2021 release, these retro-styled crep's are one of our favourites.

Jordan 1 Retro High Tie Dye

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A psychedelic tie-die phenomenon, these women's only exclusive Jordan's are super trippy!

Black leather upper, toe box and swoosh are accompanied by the most mesmerising bluey-green leather overlays throughout the shoe.

These are as good as it gets in the Air Jordan world.

Fragment Design x Air Jordan 1, 2014

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2014's Royal blue masterpiece - the Air jordan1 x fragment design.
Utilising the OG sneakers' iconic colour blocking style, finished with the fragment stamp on the heel. These kicks embody pure attention to detail.

Travis Scott Jordan 1 High Cactus Jack, 2019

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Arguably Travis Scott's best sneaker collaboration with Nike, the Cactus Jack Jordan 1 follows Travis' popularised colour pallet of mocha and black with a reconstructed backward Nike swoosh.

Additional hidden stash pocket and cactus jack embossment finish this shoe off nicely. If you haven't seen these kicks about, you must have been living under a rock, easily one of the highest-profile releases in the room!

Air Jordan 1 UNC/Carolina Blue

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UNC/Carolina Blue's pay homage to Michael Jordan's university "North Carolina". The colour scheme ties up with the dark powder blue MJ used to play in whilst enrolling there.

Block colouring makes up the entire shoe, giving it that OG feel.

OFF-WHITE X Air Jordan 1 High OG Chicago

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Another entry from Virgil, undoubtedly iconic and ironic. The classic off-white quotations featuring throughout these kicks pay homage to the OG Chicago's from 1985 but with a modern take.

Featuring a heavy-duty Zip tag through the laces, these are among the most heavily hyped sneaker releases in recent years.

Air Jordan 1 High OG “Chicago” & “Bred”

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The List would be incomplete without featuring the sneaker that started it all.

There is a big argument to say this was the Sneakers pair created the market we know and love today. Without them, sneakerhead's would not have been born.

Arguably one of the most recognisable sneakers ever made, designed by Peter Moore, this Jordan 1 would be re-imagined hundreds of times over.

These Air Jordan 1's have now become the most expensive sneakers ever sold fetching over $550,000!
In our opinion, these are the best Jordan 1's released to date, although we can't say it was easy deciding.

Do you think we missed any out? We would love to hear from you.

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