Serving as the introductory signature for Michael Jordan’s now legendary line, the Air Jordan 1 still plays a pivotal role in the history of sneaker culture both on and off the court. Designed by Nike legend Peter Moore, the AJ 1 has been around for nearly 29 years, and the model has never quite lost its luster. From getting banned on the NBA hardwood to Jordan Brand’s anniversary-inspired special editions, the silhouette has been seen in an array of colorways and variations. We decided to take a look back at the iconic shoe and rank our favorite Air Jordan 1s. Check out our list, and be sure to let us know which colorway sits atop your list of favorite AJ 1s in the comment section.
23. Air Jordan 1 Retro White /Silver-NavyPhoto via Kixclusive.com
The Air Jordan 1 Retro White/Metallic Silver-Navy released back in 2001 during the initial spike in retro Air Jordan sales. Existing as one of the few Air Jordan 1s to feature a combination of suede, leather and 3M, this colorway stands out from the crowd.
22. Air Jordan 1 “Doernbecher”Photo via Kixclusive.com
The “Doernbecher” Air Jordan 1 was designed by Tony Taylor Jr., nicknamed Mr. Boober, who battled Nephrotic Syndrome and underwent a successful kidney transplant at the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.