While most A-list Jordan releases cook out to medium rare, there?s a long list of juicy pairs that were near impossible to get. Call it hype, call it high demand, no matter how you slice it these drops were more wanted than made. In celebration of #MJ50, we bring back The 23 Rarest Air Jordan Releases.?Get your camping gear and F5 key ready.
**Pairs are listed in order of release date**
Shoe: Air Jordan 6+ “Olympic”
Date: September 15th, 2000
Release Information: Limited quantity, new colorway, and Gold Medal nostalgia created the perfect storm for the Air Jordan 6 ?Olympic? release. Worn in the Sydney Games by Ray Allen and Vin Baker, only 3,000 pairs were sold through Nike Towns and then NikeTown.com. This makeup proved the first Air Jordan 6 retro and the first time the model was seen in a non-OG colorway.
Shoe: Air Jordan 1 Japanese Exclusive
Release Information: Early 2001 saw four Japanese-exclusive Air Jordan 1 retro releases. All packed practical colors, high top build, and came in silver suitcases. These pairs were and still are incredibly hard to find.