Over the course of the ’80s and ’90s, Michael Jordan taught us how to fly in his Air Jordan sneakers.
Over the course of the ’00s and early ’10s, Kanye West rewrote the rules on how to be fly in Air Jordan sneakers.
While Mike was most certainly a style icon in his playing days and his shoes always had casual crossover off the court during said run, Kanye definitely deserves credit for some of the re-popularization of Air Jordans during the early stages of the retro craze. Stunting on a Jumbotron and passing by paparazzi, West was often seen repurposing the relics with a mix of modern streetwear, designer labels, hipster basics and luxury pieces.
Dating back to his days of not having a sneaker deal to being inked with the Swoosh, see a history of Kanye West wearing Air Jordans over the years in the photos below.