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Air Jordan I

Air Jordan I

The Air Jordan I was first produced for Michael Jordan in 1984. It was designed by Peter C. Moore.[2] The red and black colorway of the Nike Air Ship, the prototype for the Jordan I, was later outlawed by then-NBA Commissioner David Stern for having very little white on them (this rule, known as the '51 percent' rule, was repealed in the late 2000s[3]).[4] It is a common misconception that the Jordan I was banned; however, it was the Nike Air Ship. After the Nike Air Ship was banned, Michael Jordan and Nike introduced the Jordan I in color ways with more white such as the "Chicago" color way and the "Black Toe" color way. They used the Nike Air Ship's banning as a promotional tool in advertisements, hinting that the shoes gave an unfair competitive advantage for the Jordan I and that whoever wore them had a certain edginess associated with outlaw activities. The Air Jordan I was originally released on the market from 1985 to 1986, with re-releases (known as "retros") in 1994, 2001–2004, and 2007–2018.

Some released colorways include:

Black/Red: September 15, 1985

White/Black-Red: September 15, 1985

Black/Royal Blue: 1985

White/Blue: 1986

Pewter/Black Max-Orange: January 31, 2009

White/Sea Green: July 4, 2009

Black/Shadow Grey-White: September 1, 2009

Wolf Grey/Spice White: July 1, 2010

Metallic Silver/White: November 1, 2010

Black/Anthracite: December 1, 2010

Altitude Green/Black: December 11, 2010



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