The Air Jordan 1 “Banned” is one of the biggest surprises of 2011 so far. Photos of this shoe first surfaced during the summer of 2010 and rumored release dates hovered over each passing photo. The buzz on the Air Jordan 1 “Banned” arose out of nowhere, and we started to hear rumors of it releasing at select Nike retailers. Yesterday, the “Banned” Air Jordan 1 finally released at select Nike Factory stores across the nation. In detail, only 9000 pairs were available to the public at about 160 pairs per Nike outlet. Were you able to get your hands on this super limited release? Check out our extremely detailed “Banned” Air Jordan 1 gallery below.