I love everything about them. The Air Jordan "Raptor" 7 is a classic, it was the only Jordan 7 I have ever seen Michael Jordan play in himself. Some love the patent leather on the Air Jordan 11. The Air Jordan 3 was a shoe that had a lot of firsts. Enter your email address below to stay connected with TLSM's latest NBA analysis and insight. MJ would take off from HALF COURT in the Air Jordan 11 “Space Jams” and dunk the ball despite being fouled by several Monstars to lead the Tune Squad to a win and save Earth from those extraterrestrial beings. The Air Jordan 13 was famously worn by NBA Legend Ray Allen while he was performing as Jesus Shuttlesworth in Spike Lee’s film He Got Game. The Jordan brand became official as a Nike subsidiary with the release of the Air Jordan 12. Hometown: Strasburg, PA. Contributor for Sixers Lead. The Air Jordan "Flu Game" 12 might be one of the most iconic Jordans to ever be released. Copyright © 2016-2020 The Lead Sports Media LLC. The Air Jordan 6 borrows the lace lock from the previous model and also shows an overlay similar of the Air Jordan 7 that we would see next season. My favorite Air Jordan 7 colorways are the Bordeaux’s (Black/Light Graphite-Bordeaux), Raptor’s (Black/True Red), and Miro’s (White/Metallic Gold-Sport Red-Black). When these shoes hit the court in 1988 they were doing battle against the “Bad Boy” Pistons. Tinker Hatfield was inspired by the design of the WW2 fighter planes and he chose to use a shark teeth like design on the midsole. The black and red Air Jordan 12 will forever be one of the most meaningful Jordan to any sneaker head there is. Air Jordan 14 “Candy Cane”. The gold goes so smooth with the pearly white leather and pops. The most exotic shoe in your favorite 10 is for sure the Ferrari 14’s. Those are the first two words that come to mind when I see the Air Jordan 13. $ 250.00 $ 120.00 Select options; Air Jordan 11 “25th Anniversary” Black/Clear-White-Metallic Silver Sale! It was the first shoe to have the beautiful elephant print, Nike air, and also introduced the world to the most iconic basketball logo ever; The Jumpman. The suede model is so basic and so clean with so much history behind it. Although the shoe is around $500, the premium leather and assets can be argued to be worth it. The 12’s are most famously known for being the shoes MJ wore during the famous “Flu Game” against the Utah Jazz in game 5. Enter your email address to subscribe for the latest NBA news, insight and lifestyle! Once again the Nike Air provides adequate support to the wearer and the pull tab offers a unique flat shape on the back of the shoe. As a sneaker head, history behind the shoe means the world. (Photo courtesy of sneakerbardetroit.com). This is also the only Air Jordan on this list that features the iconic Nike Swoosh. Nike eventually came up with the Air Jordan 1 “Chicago” (pictured above) to suit the Commissioner’s ridiculous rule. Michael Jordan and the Dream Team famously dominated the 1992 Olympic games and were labeled one of if not THE greatest teams ever. Zoom Freak 1 Gaining Popularity Across the NBA, Top 5 Most Historic NBA Photos of All-Time. All in all, this is probably the shoe I want the most out of these all. He still played. Manu Ginobili Retirement Mix – Till I Collapse, Kerr says Boogie is ‘right on schedule’ in rehab; no timetable for return. Giannis Collecting His Own Basketball Cards Strengthens the Hobby, Ranking the Top 10 Air Jordans of All Time, Wilt Chamberlain's Craziest Stats/Records, Why Milwaukee Should Stand Pat in the Trade Market, The Story Behind Damian Lillard's Jersey Number. Jordan 5 Retro Alternate Bel-Air. $ 220.00 $ 110.00 Select options; Air Jordan … However, my favorite Air Jordan of all time is the granddaddy of them all – the Chicago 1’s. The shoe boasts a leather base, a triangular overlay and triangular midsole. 'The Last Dance' director reveals his favorite Michael Jordan story not included in the 10-hour documentary Director Jason Hehir had to leave out some interesting anecdotes from The Last … Air Jordan 3 “White Cement”. I have never seen one in person and if I had $800 to blow, just know this shoe would be in my closet! Personally, I think the Defining Moment 6’s are the dopest shoe in your favorites. Michael Jordan won his very first NBA Championship during the 1990-1991 season in the Air Jordan 6. The Air Jordan XII—otherwise known as "The Flu Shoe”—is most famous for being worn during Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals, when Jordan dropped 38 points, including the game-winner, … Being from Dunlap, the gold also has a special meaning to me. #2 Air Jordan III “Black/Cement” Original Shoe Release: 1988. Despite Jordan looking visibly ill and needing assistance from Scottie Pippen, MJ still managed to play 44 minutes and post 38 points in a critical Game 5 victory. This shoe was made famous by Mike during the NBA Finals when he hit “The Last Shot” over Utah Forward Byron Russell. The Air Jordan 14 debuted during the 1997-1998 NBA season and was the last signature shoe Michael Jordan wore before he retired (the 2nd time). Jordan struggled during the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against the very physical Detroit Pistons who defeated MJ’s Bulls in just 5 games. Below the pull tab features Jordan’s iconic 23. I like the low colorway just because I feel like I can rock them better. 2’s are an overall slept on model in my opinion, and don’t deserve the bad rap they get. $150 # of Sales: 159. Union x Air Jordan 4 Off Noir/Brigade Blue-Dark Smoke Grey-Light Fusion Red Sale! Where Does Butler’s Finals Performance Rank All-Time? Air Jordan 1 “Chicago”. This model also offers much ventilation and has one of the larger pull tabs located in the rear of the sneaker. I like how diverse this list is. My favorite Air Jordan 14 colorways are the Last Shots (Black/Black-Varsity Red), Ferraris (Challenge Red/Black-Vibrant Yellow), and UNC’s (White/Black-Carolina Blue). When I die, bury me in my 11’s. $227 # of Sales: 177. Over time sneakers have came to define who I am. The Air Jordan 11 was Tinker Hatfield’s crowning jewel during his tenure with Nike. The Air Jordan 11. This as being apart of an exclusive pack is head and shoulders above the original Raptor colorway. All Rights Reserved. Should The Grizzlies Push for the Playoffs? OK, now if I can be serious for a moment. I think those shoes are true classics that deserve a spot on the list. Michael Jordan captured his 5th NBA championship in the Air Jordan 12’s. My favorite Air Jordan 3 colorways are the Black Cements (Black/Cement Grey), White Cements (pictured above), and the True Blues (White/True Blue). Hatfield’s designs have transcended decades and thanks to retro releases Nike and Mike’s pockets only seem to grow bigger. They are so simple yet so clean, and the patent leather is so shiny they catch people’s attention almost like a dress shoe would. I love different, at one point in time I probably would have put this as my number one Air Jordan ever. In my opinion the grey base gave the Raptors the pop they needed to be a simply beautiful shoe. This is one of the shoes you just do not see very often. I love Jordan's in general. Let me know what you think about my criticism! The Air Jordan 12 has a tumbled leather base and snakeskin style midsole. The sleek and almost aerodynamic design has a leather base, Ferrari styled Jumpman logo, and a beautiful carbon fiber midsole. It doesn't have much history which is what puts it in the bottom five of the ten. These shoes are truly a classic. I had the Raptor colorway at number ten. Okay, now this is where the list got really hard. Jordan 12 Retro Black Dark Concord (GS) lowest ask. The "Concord" 11. My name is Dawson Hoffman and I'm from Peoria, Illinois.