Popular reception Since its introduction into the sports shoe market, the Air Jordan's global popularity has grown immensely, providing Nike with its all-time top-selling signature basketball shoe.  Partly due to the many styles and color schemes that continue to be offered by the Air Jordan production company, a considerably large plus. Today Jordan Brand release many different models of shoes. They make Modern Basketball shoes, Training Shoes, Casual Shoes and Retro's (Retros are Re-releases of Original Model Air Jordans IXXIII). Air Jordan currently sponsors 19 active NBA players, including Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, Ray Allen, and Carmelo Anthony. They also endorse Nike Air Jordan products. Jordan 1 Air Jordan I, first Nike sneakers for Michael Jordan. Although Tinker Hatfield is the name most associated with the design of the http://www.jordanshoesnba.com/, the Air Jordan 1 was designed by Peter Moore. The Air Jordan 1 was first released in 1985, in a red and black colorway to match the uniform of the Chicago Bulls, the team which Michael Jordan played for. This red and black color-way was later outlawed by NBA Commissioner David Stern for not having any white on them. Michael Jordan would wear the shoes anyway, and each time he stepped on the court with the Air Jordan 1 he would be fined five thousand dollars. Nike used this as a promotional tool in advertisements hinting that the shoes gave an unfair competitive advantage and that whomever wore them had a certain edginess associated with outlaw activities. Nike would later create a colorway with red, white, and black which would be worn by Jordan for most of the 1985 and 1986 seasons. Air Jordan II With the Success of the Air Jordan 1, Nike released the New Air Jordan in 1986 for the New Basketball season. This sneaker was the last Air Jordan sneaker Moore would design. The Air Jordan II proved to be just as successful as the Air Jordan 1 sales-wise. Air Jordan III The Air Jordan III was designed by Tinker Hatfield. This was the shoe that "saved" Air Jordan. Michael Jordan was ready to leave Nike, but the Jordan III changed his mind. It was the first Air Jordan to feature a visible air unit on the heel, the new Jumpman logo, an elephant print trim, and tumble leather for to give it a luxury look. The Air Jordan III was also famous for the humorous ads depicting Spike Lee as Mars Blackmon, the character he played in his film 'She's Gotta Have It'. This campaign was known as the "Mars and Mike" ad campaign, which was one of Nike's most successful advertisement campaigns. These were the first Jordans to feature the "NIKE AIR" logo on the back, but later replaced by the Jumpman logo, with the words "AIR" underneath it, similar to the Air Jordan VI. These were said to be Michael Jordan's favorite shoes, he wore them during the 1988 Dunk Championship and many other events in his basketball career. The Air Jordan III's had poor sales when first reintroduced in 1994. On their second reintroduction in 2001, they sold well. The "Fire Red" Air Jordan III was released in March 2007. In 2007, Jordan Brand collaborated with director Spike Lee to release a limited pair of
Air Jordan III's in a colorway that resembled the Do The Right Thing movie poster. The same year also saw the reintroduced versions of the Air Jordan III's in two monotone colorways, all black and all white, nicknamed the "Black Cats" and the "Pure Moneys" respectively. 2007 also had the "Flips" which moved the elephant print from the trim to the entire shoe and replacing it with white leather, indeed "Flipping" the original design of white leather with elephant print trim. In 2009, the Jordan Brand reintroduced the highly sought after Air Jordan III in the True Blue colorway. It was an international-only release, meaning they were not sold in the US. In 2011, the brand released a Black History Month (BHM) Air Jordan III colorway in commemoration of the 35th anniversary of Black History Month. The sneaker is black with gold trim and stitching as well as laser print around the toe and heel. The BHM III was a very limited release and there was said to have been no more than 3,000 pairs made. Also, the same year saw the release of the "True Blue" III on June 4. The Stealth colorway of the III was released in September and the Black Cements were released in November. The "Black Flips" were released on December 3, 2011. the jordans first shoes was released in 1985 Air Jordan IV Air Jordan IV - 2012 Retro of the White/Cement-Grey The Air Jordan IV shoe was first released in 1989, also designed by Tinker Hatfield. It became the first Jordan shoe released on the global market, with some exceptions. It had 4 original colorways: White/Cement Grey, Black/Cement Grey, White/Varsity-Red, and Off-White/Military Blue. Spike Lee, the director/actor who helped in the ad campaign for the Air Jordan III, created the Can/Can't TV commercial. Lee also featured the Air Jordan IV in his movie Do The Right Thing. The Air Jordan Bordeaux "Spiz'ike IV" were specifically made for Spike Lee in order to pay respect for advertising the Air Jordan Cement retro 3. The Air Jordan IV were on Jordan's feet when he made "The Shot" in Game 5 of the 1989 NBA First Round between the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers. In 2012 a Cavalier Colorway dubbed The "Cavs IV's were released to honor "The Shot" Air Jordan V Air Jordan V - Quai54 Colour Scheme The original Air Jordan V was released in February 1990, again designed by Tinker Hatfield. Some elements were carried over from the Air Jordan IV, but the Air Jordan V's most distinctive feature is its reflective tongue. There was also another innovation: clear rubber or "Icy" soles. The soles gave the shoe a unique look, but it yellowed over time when exposed to moisture. The Air Jordan V also featured a base top with lace locks, making strapping on the shoe easy. The lace-lock feature partly inspired the "Air Jordan Spiz'ike". The Air Jordan V model is considered to have the best structure and design to wear during basketball games and sold the most pairs of shoes from the Air Jordan line. Hatfield is believed to have drawn inspiration for the Air Jordan V from World War II fighter planes, which is most notably visible in the shark teeth shapes on the midsole.
The Air Jordan V was reintroduced in 2000, including a new color way featuring Michael Jordan's high school (Laney High) colors. In 2006 several V's were reintroduced, including the LS "Grape" V's, the LS "burgundy" V's, the "Fire-Red" V's, the "Green Bean" V's, and "Stealth Blue" V's. Along with the latter, a very limited laser design and the black/metallic/fire red colorways were released in early 2007. In the month of May 2009, Air Jordan confirmed the release of an "DMP II" consisting of two Air Jordan V's. Paired alongside the buttery varsity red suede on the upper is black on the midsole, lace area, tongue and a crystal-clean sole and the classic 3M material tongue. The second color way features a 3M material base with black laces and midsole. The retail price was $310. ' Air Jordan VI Air Jordan VI- 2010 Retro (Black/Varsity Red Colorway) The Air Jordan VI were designed by Tinker Hatfield again and released In 1991. The Original 5 colorways were: Black/Infrared, White/Infrared, White/ Carmine-Black, White/Sport Blue, and Off White/Maroon. The Air Jordan VI Had a few innovations including a reinforcement around the toe, It had two holes in the tongue, and a molded heel tab on the back of the sneaker (Demanded by Jordan so it wouldn't hit his Achilles tendon). Like the Air Jordan V this sneaker also had Clear rubber/"Icy" Soles. The Air Jordan VI was the last Air Jordan to feature and Nike Air logo on it. Later that year The Bulls defeats the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1991 NBA Finals, Jordan was the Finals MVP. 1991 was the first year Jordan won the NBA Championship, making the Air Jordan VI the First sneaker he won an NBA championship in. The Jordan VI was also seen in the film White Men Can't Jump, which was produced in 1991 and released the next year. The Air Jordan VI has been re-retro'ed many times since it's original release, Notable releases were in 2000, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010, and 2012. Air Jordan VII Air Jordan VII sneakers specially released for 1992 Barcelona Olympics. The Air Jordan VII was released in 1992. The Air Jordan VII was again created by Tinker Hatfield and was in some ways similar to the Air Jordan VI model. The Air Jordan VII used some of the Nike Huarache technology to create a shoe that really stuck to the foot. The visible air sole, the Nike Air logo, and the yellowing soles all were no longer featured on the Air Jordan VII. The Air Jordan VII model is also commonly known as the "Hares" because the commercials promoting the shoe featured cartoon character Bugs Bunny. This was the first Air-Jordan in the line that did not have any distinctive "Nike Air" on the outer portions of the shoe. The "Nike Air" can be found on the in-soles. Nike was unhappy about this, but the designer, Tinker Hatfield, believed that the "jumpman" could stand on its own. When Jordan went to compete at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics to play for the US Men's Basketball Team (also known as the "Dream Team"), Nike released a special Olympic color combo of the Air Jordan VII model which featured Jordan's Olympic jersey number, 9 while all of the previous Air Jordan models that featured his jersey number
had always been the number 23. Various models of the Air Jordan VII were re-released in 2002, again in 2004, and again with different colors in 2006. Also in 2008 Nike released a black and blue pair owned only by Cheikh Mback, ordered for $600. In 2011 the Air Jordan VII saw releases in the "Orion" and "Bordeaux" colorways. Other colorways are confirmed for a 2011 release as well, such as the "Cardinals" which is a re-release and "Year of the Rabbits". Also the "Raptor" will be rereleased in 2012. Air Jordan VIII The Air Jordan VIII was released to coincide with the 1992-1993 NBA season. The eighth model of the Air Jordan was noticeably heavier than its predecessors. Its base was close to that of the Air Jordan VII model, but it had a lot more details, including two crossover straps on each shoe and a jumpman logo. Thus the Air Jordan VIII model became known as the "Punisher" due to its advanced basketball ankle support and enhanced traction. This shoe contains a full length air sole, crossover straps (for added support and more custom fit), circular pattern midsole and contrast stitching for comfort all the zones on your feet. Air Jordan IX Originally released in November 1993, the Air Jordan IX model was the first Air Jordan model released after Michael Jordan's retirement. Michael Jordan has never played a full season of NBA Basketball wearing these sneakers. This model was created in the form of baseball cleats that Jordan used when playing minor-league baseball. Like the Air Jordan VIIs and VIII model's, the Air Jordan IX model featured an inner sock sleeve and nubuck accents. The sole featured different symbols and languages of different countries. The Air Jordan IX has been the shoe chosen to adorn Jordan's feet for his statue outside of the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. In popular culture, in the children's movie The Little Rascals one of the bullies, Butch is wearing a pair of these shoes. American rap icon Tupac Shakur also wore Air Jordans in a popular "Thug Life" photo set in 1993. Air Jordan X The Air Jordan X, is one of the most rarely seen Air Jordans. They were released in 1995 in 8 color ways, Steels, Shadows, Chicago Bulls*, Powder Blue (worn by UNC's Men's and Women's basketball teams), Orlando Magic*, New York Knicks*, Seattle Supersonics*, and Sacramento Kings*. It was the first Air Jordan to feature a light weight phylon midsole. The shoe also featured all of Michael Jordan's accomplishments on the outsole of the shoe. In 2012, the Air Jordan X was re-released. They are dubbed the "Chicago Bulls", as they are part of a regional pack (City Pack), representing five teams. The lacing and tongue are completely black, and the red inner lining contrasts with the red inserts on the outsole. The outsoles design features a striped (wavy) design, which list many of Jordans accomplishments. They will retail at $160. Air Jordan XI Air Jordan XI - Space Jam colorway The Air Jordan XI model was designed by Tinker Hatfield. While Michael Jordan was still pursuing a career in baseball, Hatfield designed the shoe in hopes that Michael
Jordan would eventually wear it if he returned to the NBA. Copying mountaineering backpacks, the condura nylon upper was meant to give the Air Jordan XI model lightweight durability. Further changes came with the use of a carbon fiber plate on the sole of the shoe, that can be seen underneath the clear outsole, which gave the shoe improved torsional rigidity. The most visually distinct aspect of the shoe was its shiny patent leather mid and toebox. Patent leather was lightweight, when compared to genuine leather, and also tended not to stretch as much - a property to help keep the foot within the bounds of the shoebed during direction changes on the court. The shiny leather gave the XI a "formal" look - a fact that many owners of the shoe took advantage of thereafter, pairing the shoe off the court with business suits in substitution for dress shoes. Boyz II Men wore black and white Air Jordan XI shoes with white suits at one of their concerts. These sneakers were "sampled" during the playoffs of the year of Michael Jordan's first return in 1995. Designer Tinker Hatfield and Nike did not want Michael Jordan playing in them. However, when the sample was completed, Jordan said he wanted to wear the shoe. Hatfield and Nike were highly upset as the shoe was not even in production, and now they would be forced to produce it for the masses. Also to note, Jordan was also in violation of the league dress code by wearing the shoes, as his teammates wore all black sneakers. He was then fined $5,000 for not respecting the Bulls colorway policy. After the fining, Nike made him a pair of the shoes in a black/white/concord colorway for the series against Orlando. Jordan also wore this colorway in the movie Space Jam. A similar black/white/royal blue colorway was released to the public at the end of 2000. The colorway was changed for the public release because the concord purple had looked like royal blue on TV. Jordan wore the Air Jordan XI model to help the Chicago Bulls claim the 1995-96 NBA Championship. The shoes received more media exposure when Michael Jordan wore the Air Jordan XI model in the 1996 animated movie "Space Jam". These shoes were eventually released in 2000 and re-released in 2009 with the nickname "Space Jams". The concord purple was changed to royal blue for the released versions of the shoe. Another version of the XI's was released in 2010, called the "Cool Grey" which Jordan wore with the Wizards. On December 23, 2011 the reintroduction of the XI Concord Edition were released to high demand. Websites like Nike.com reportedly crashed within minutes of the online midnight release. Stores saw individuals waiting in line upwards of days to get their hands on a pair and many people were arrested and pepper-sprayed due to unruly behaviour in the waiting crowds. Air Jordan XII The Air Jordan XII was inspired by Nisshoki (the Japanese flag), and a 19th century womans' dress boot. However, featuring gold-plated steel lace loops, embossed lizard skin pattern and zoom air, this model set a new direction in style and technology in shoe design. Though not as light weight as previous models, the construction and firmness of the shoe is widely considered to be the most durable and sturdy shoes from the Air Jordan line. This shoe came in 5 colorways and was released on March 13. The shoe was released on December 25, 2008 with the Eleven as the final countdown pack. In addition, the Twelve was combined with the Thirteen numbered Jordan to produce the 12.5. As of today, the 11/12 countdown package (retro) retails for US$750CUS$800, well above the starting price of US$310.
Air Jordan XIII Air Jordan XIII - French Blue and Flint Grey colorway Air Jordan XIII's were released in 1997. This model was designed by Hatfield and was known for its cushioning along with allowing one's feet to breathe while wearing them. The inspiration for the XIII's was based on the Black Panther. Looking at the bottom of the shoe, the sole resembles the pads on a panther's paw. The sides on the upper are pitted just like a panther's cheeks from its whiskers. The final cue from the panther is the hologram on the back of the shoe which imitates a panther's eyes in the dark when light is shined at them. They were re-released in 2005, which coincided with the release of the Air Jordan 8s shoe. These were the shoes worn by Jake Shuttlesworth (Denzel Washington) in the movie He Got Game. Fourteen years later the film's other lead actor, Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics (who played Jake's son Jesus in the film), wore them when he broke Reggie Miller's all-time record for made three-point shots against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Jordan Brand re-released the Air Jordan XIII at the end of 2010, which included the French Blue/Flint Grey, White/Red-Black, 'Playoff' color way and the Black/Altitude Green color way. Air Jordan XV The Air Jordan XVs were released in 1999-2000. Reggie Miller wore it during the 2000 NBA Finals. This was the first shoe after Jordan's retirement. The design of the XV's originated from the aircraft prototype X-15, which was developed by NASA during the 1950s. The sides of the XV were made from woven kevlar fibre. The Jordan XV's were the first Air Jordan's to be negatively received in a while (the last being the Air Jordan 2's), because the quality on the Jordan shoes was bad. Air Jordan XVI Air Jordan XVIs, designed by Nike's Senior Footwear Designer Wilson Smith, were released in 2001. This meaning it was the first design since the III's that Tinker Hatfield was not behind. Smith decided to bring in a few design elements/fabrics from earlier releases. The shoe featured the return of the clear rubber sole (V, VI, XI) and patent leather (XI). Unique to the Air Jordan XVI was a gaiter/shroud that covered the shoe and could be removed to give the shoe a new look. Not only was this for fashion purposes, it also had a thermal functionality. The shoe was said to be stiff and that the shroud/gaiter could easily fall off when playing basketball. The black/red and white/midnight navy versions of the shoe both featured patent leather which very easily creased and cracked. Air Jordan XVII This pair of Jordans come equipped with Keefer, which held the shoes and a compact disc containing the Air Jordan XVII song. The retail price of the shoe was US$200. The defining functional design element of the Air Jordan XVII model, which was later replicated on the Air Jordan XXIII model, was the reinforced midsole which provided a sturdy and stable chassis for the shoe. They were made in four mid top colors and three lowtop colors.
Air Jordan XVIII The Air Jordan XVIII shoe was released in 2003, and was the shoe for Jordans last season, in which he played for the Washington Wizards. The shoe was designed by Air Jordan Senior Footwear Designer, Tate Kuerbis, a person that had been part of the Jordan footwear design team since 1999 and with Nike since 1995. The inspiration for the design came from of a number of things; sleek racing lines of the auto world, carbon fibre-based monocoque of F1 race cars, race car driving shoes (rubber heel wrap) and Fine Italian dress shoes (bold stitching on the soles). Air Jordan XIX Released in 2004, this is the first Jordan release after his third, and final, retirement which came after the 2002-2003 NBA season. The design was inspired by the Black Mamba snake, and two original colorways where released: white/flint grey and black/red. Three regional colorways and three special edition colorways were released. They consisted of the East, West, and Midwest edition for regular and West, East, and Olympic for the SE (special edition). The Air Jordan XIX used innovative materials. The upper section of shoe was developed in collaboration with the global materials consultancy Material ConneXion, who sourced Nike a monofilament sleeving normally used in architectural applications for protecting PVC pipes from bursting. In theory, this allowed for a shoe without laces, because the sleeving does not stretch. Nonetheless, the Air Jordan XIX model did include a set of laces behind the sleeve to better secure the shoe. They are the lightest Air Jordans ever made. Air Jordan XX The Air Jordan XX was also inspired by bicycling shoes. The strap was placed in the center of the shoe over the laces. It also helped to create a tighter fit and increased support. Air Jordan XXI The Air Jordan XXI model of shoes was designed by D'Wayne Edwards and inspired by sport touring vehicles. The shoe features lower-foot air grilles, double-overlasted Phylon midsole, a carbon fibre shank plate and a seamless diamond-quilted booty. It also has a tunable I.P.S. suspension system that lets the wearer choose between Zoom and Encapsulated air. The Air Jordan XXI was introduced on television by the "Second Generation" advertisement. Air Jordan XXII The Air Jordan XX2/XXII shoe model, designed by D'Wayne Edwards, was released on March 24, 2007. The original retail price of the model was US$175. The aggressive and sharp design was inspired by the F-22 Raptor fighter jet. Some technical features of the shoe include an updated visible and interchangeable I.P.S. suspension system, a new metallic mesh for ventilation, the Air Jordan camouflage pattern printed in reflective 3M material, and an updated traction system, based on an army general's stripes. Two special editions of the Air Jordan XX2 model were released. The first edition was released for Jordan's birthday on February 17. This edition featured authentic Jordan Brand basketball leather. The second edition was the Omega model, part of the AlphaOmega package. This model featured a laser-etched image of Jordan after he won his sixth NBA championship in 1998.
An entirely new line of Air Jordan XX2/XXII shoes called the released, with these shoes worn by NBA players from the Atlanta Hawks, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, and Dallas Mavericks. This Air Jordan model featured a new strap around the heel and ankle. The promo commercial for the XX2 was directed by Mark Romanek. Air Jordan 2010 Air Jordan 2010 - "Welcome Home" Colourway This is the 25th anniversary of the Air Jordan brand, and although commonly called the Jordan 2010s, is also referred to as Air Jordan XX5/XXV. This model of shoe was announced on November 12, 2009, for a release date of February 13, 2010, retailing for US$170. Dwyane Wade is endorsing the AJ 2010. The base of the each midsole has stylized text that when combined reads: "I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." This quote was originally attributed to Michael Jordan, and is a reference to an advertising campaign that aired in 1997 with Jordan detailing his failures that led to his success in his career.http://www.cheapsuprashoeskids.com/ Air Jordan 2011 Air Jordan 2011 - Year of the Rabbit colourway The Air Jordan 2011 was endorsed by Dwyane Wade in 2011, Jordan Brand decided to keep the fans happy with the release of the Air Jordan 2011. The shoe has interchangeable insoles- The Red, "Explosive" one is claimed to symbolize power, and a Blue, "Quick" one, supposedly for quickness. Four colorways of the shoe were released on February 19, 2011 in correspondence with the 2011 All Star Game. The first colorway was White/Black. There were also White/Red and White/Blue colorways that coincided with the East/West Jersey Colors. The "Year of the Rabbit" colorway was a limited release that celebrated of Michael Jordan's Chinese Zodiac sign, coinciding with the current zodiac sign, the Year of the Rabbit. The 2011 has a unique design along both sides of the shoe. It is a star-constellation pattern that also serves as breathing holes for the shoe to keep it well ventilated. It uses Patina Leather wrapped around the shoe. The shoes are hand burnished and crafted. A dress shoe feel similar to the XI was reported to be the goal. Other shoes from the Air Jordan line The Jordan Packages "Defining Moments" The Jordan Brand released their first two-pair package named the "Defining Moments" package (DMP) which consisted of the Air Jordan VI Retro and Air Jordan XI. It released in January 2006, celebrating the two Air Jordans that Michael Jordan wore during his '91 and '96 Championships - the first of two separate "three-peats". "Defining Moments II" The Jordan Brand released a second "Defining Moments" package. Another name of this Defining Moments package is the "Raging Bull" Package (RBP). The two-pair
package consists two pairs of the Air Jordan V Retro model in a Varsity Red/BlackWhite (Red Suedes) and Black/Varsity Red with black 3M reflective material (Black 3M). The Defining Moments II or Raging Bull was released on May 23, 2009 and is sold for US$7310.00 or higher which is the same price as the Air Jordan Collezione Packages. "Defining Moments III" The Jordan Brand released a third "Defining Moments" package on July 11, 2009. The 60+ Air Jordan Retro 1 Package is inspired by Jordan scoring 63 points on the Celtics in a double overtime playoff game during his second year. The Air Jordan Retro 1 60+ Package features a re-release of the sneakers that Jordan wore during that game, and a Retro Air Jordan 1 inspired by the Celtics colors and the parquet floors from the old Boston Garden. "Defining Moments VII" The Jordan Brand released a fourth "Defining Moments" package on August 15, 2009. This package, also known as the Orlando 60+ pack, consists of the Jordan 7 black and red. Also included is a second pair of air jordan 7's. The "Orlando" pair features a white leather upper with black and blue accents. The blue accents featured a cracked print. The black tongue had black pinstripes which represented the black pinstriped Orlando jersey of the 1990s. Retro 6 Infrared Pack The Jordan 6 white/infrared and black/infrared was released on June 19, 2010, at a retail price of US$310. This is the second of the same colorway retro in Jordan Brand history. The first time retro on both colorways were in 2000, they were retro separately. This time, the retro distinguished with the previous release. The heel logo are using Jumpman logo instead of Nike Air logo, this is the most significant difference between these two re-releases. Jordan Brand started using Jumpman logo to substituted Nike Air logo since 2002. "Old Love New Love" The Jordan Brand released their second two-pair package named the "Old Love New Love" (OLNL), which consisted of the Air Jordan I Retro model in White/Black-Varsity Red (Black Toes) and Black/Varsity-Maize/White. It was released on April 21, 2007. The Old Love New Love package was sold for $200.00. The Air Jordan "Spiz'ike" combines elements from the Jordan 3, 4, 5, 6, and 20. It was created to commemorate Spike Lee during the Mars Blackmon Era. First released in October 2006.http://www.soccerbootshoes.com/ Air Jordan Brand released 5 new colorways including one that is themed after another Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing. There will be more colors of the Air Jordan Spizikes released than of the recent Air Jordan 3 retro re-release. The Air Jordan "Spiz'ikes" take pieces from the following Air Jordans: Air Jordan 3 - sole, midsole, and Spike/elephant print Air Jordan 4 - wings on the sides of the shoes that hold lace loops "Air Jordan Native Sixty Plus" The first Jordan Sixty Plus was released in August 2009. The Jordan 6ixty Plus (60+) is a hybrid sneaker from Jordan Brand that combines the various sneakers Michael Jordan wore when he scored 60 or more points in an NBA Game. In these games, MJ was wearing the Jordan I, II, V and VII. Inspiration came from the Air Jordan 5 because
he was wearing those when he scored his career high of 69 points. Air Jordan 1 - Toebox shape and perforations Air Jordan 2 - Snakeskin accents, rear TPU, lower Eyelets, Jordan Wings logo on tongue Air Jordan 5 - Midsole/Outsole, shape of tongue, Lacelock, mold of upper near ankle, higher eyelets, Air Jordan tag inside of tongue Air Jordan 7 - Perforations on side panel, gap between ankle area and body of shoe, graphics on tongue, heel tab, 23 on rear TPU "Jordan Son of Mars" The "Jordan Son of Mars" is an Air Jordan hybrid shoe, that released in the Summer of 2012. It borrows prominent design elements from the Air Jordan III, IV, V, VI, and XX. It also retains a strap across the shoe laces, that is a custom modification with a design that seems to be elephant print but is instead a series of relevant icons and etc. "Air Jordan Collezione/Countdown packages" This package consisted of two different variations of Retro Air Jordan, in which each number equaled 23. "Air Jordan X/XIII "Black Toe" The first Countdown package consisted of the reintroduced Air Jordan XIII model in white/black-true red. The package also included a pair of the shadow grey Air Jordan X model with the number 23 stitched on the side of the shoes. The package cost US$310.00 and was released January 19, 2008. "Air Jordan IX/XIV" The second Countdown package consisted of the Air Jordan Retro XIV model in Black/Varsity Red which was similar to the Air Jordan "Last Shot" XIV model though it consisted of a white stitching on the sides, a different color outer arch, and a different colored Jumpman logo on the side. The other Air Jordan was the Air Jordan Retro IX model in a White/Black/True Red colorway. The package retailed for US$310.00 and was released March 15, 2008. "Air Jordan XXI/II" The third Countdown package consisted of the Air Jordan Retro II model in White/Varsity Red. The other Air Jordan in this package was the Air Jordan Retro XXI model in Black/Varsity Red. The package retailed US$310.00 and was released April 26, 2008. "Air Jordan XVII/VI" The fourth Countdown package consisted of the Air Jordan Retro VI model in White/Carmine. The other Air Jordan in this package would be Air Jordan Retro XVII model in Black/Metallic Silver. The package cost US$310.00and was released May 24, 2008. "Air Jordan XII/XI" The final Countdown package consisted of the Air Jordan Retro XI model in Varsity Red/Black. The other Air Jordan in this package was the Air Jordan Retro XII model in Black/White. The package retailed for US$310.00. Jordan Fusions This line of sneakers consist of a fusion of several Air Jordan and Air Force One Models. Air Jordan XII Air Force One Fusion
A fusion between the Air Jordan XII model and the Midtop Air Force One model. Air Jordan V Air Force One Fusion This package is the only original colorway of the Air Jordan V model that was not released in the last round of re-releases. Like the Air Jordan V model, the outsole is a mix of black and clear rubber; there is no visible air sole unit in these shoes. The shoe a rubber loop in the back, middle upright cotton jumpman, rubber tongue, and the lace lock first was brought in an infrared colorway. It is said Michael Jordan wears these shoes in his practice games. Air Jordan XX Air Force One Fusion A fusion between the Air Jordan XX and the Air Force One model. These feature the same laser upper as the original XX but replace the ankle strap and sole with that of the Air Force One. Has the numbers one through till six on the heel to represent Michael's 6 championships. Air Jordan IV Air Force One Fusion A fusion between the Air Jordan IV and the Air Force One model. Air Jordan IX Air Force One Fusion A fusion between the Air Jordan IX and the Air Force One model. Jordan "6 Rings" shoe Air Jordan "6 rings" in two colorways The Jordan 6 Rings (also written as Air Jordan 6ix Rings) is a combination of the seven Air Jordan shoes that Michael Jordan wore during his 6 Championship seasons. That includes the Air Jordan 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, and 14. The Jordan Brand company released the "6 Rings" shoes starting in September 2008. The Jordan Brand released colorways representative of each team that the Chicago Bulls defeated in each of their six championship seasons during the 1990s. The colorways include colors borrowed from the following teams: the L.A. Lakers, Portland Trail Blazers, Phoenix Suns, the former Seattle SuperSonics, and Utah Jazz, each shoe of which includes laser-etched graphics detailing specific aspects about that particular championship series, the city of the competing team and so forth. Many other colorways exist and Jordan Brand continues to release additional colors that pay tribute to different Jordan and Nike shoes along with new colorways specific to 6 Rings shoes. http://www.coachbagsgroup.com/ There even exists a "winterized 6 rings" which are a modified 6 Rings shoe turned into a durable boot designed for the outdoors which changes some of the design and placement of the inspired pieces and parts from the Air Jordans the shoe pays tribute. Of particular note, there is an Olympic colorway, a Nelly version apparently inspired by the rap artist Nelly and a shoe that combines the colors of all the teams that the Bulls defeated in the NBA Finals, acting as the 'sixth shoe' since only five separate teams were defeated for the Bulls to win six championships; the Utah Jazz was defeated twice in both 1997 and 1998.http://www.coachbagsgroup.com/ Air Jordan 6: heel tab "spoiler," Jumpman on heel from retro 6 models, and lace locks Air Jordan 7: Nike Huarache style inner sock and perforated air holes in the mudguard of the upper Air Jordan 8: Chenille carpet-style sections on the tongue surrounding the Jumpman
logo, dual velcro straps, the shape of the "23" printed on the lace locks and the colors on the midfoot arch plate on the sole Air Jordan 11: Silhouette of upper, lace eyestays on certain models and patent leather mudguard Air Jordan 12: TWO 3 embroidered on the tongue and metal lace loops at top of the ankle Air Jordan 13: Midsole "pods" and panther paw-shaped outsole Air Jordan 14: small Jumpman logo embroidered at the top of the toebox below the laces