The legend goes, when the original Air Jordan I debuted in 1985, the predominantly red and black design was banned. A hefty fine was enforced every time it touched the court due to league policy. The succeeding versions added a league approved white color palette to the instantly iconic silhouette. It’s not often that a legend comes along and 25 years after it was re-released, its legacy remains untouched. The Air Jordan I returns in iconic fashion, sporting a classic Chicago-themed colorway with an original Nike Air tongue badge and Wings logo that cemented the franchise’s 30-year reign.
Since his game-winning shot that brought championship glory to North Carolina, Michael Jordan has been at the forefront of basketball consciousness. He took the court in 1985 wearing the original Air Jordan I, simultaneously breaking league rules and his opponents' will while capturing the imagination of fans worldwide.