This was the first shoe after Jordan's retirement. The design of the XV's originated from the aircraft prototype X-15, which was developed by NASA during the 1950s. The sides of the XV were made from woven kevlar fibre. The Jordan XVs were the first Air Jordans to be negatively received in a while (the last being the Air Jordan 2s), because the quality on the Jordan shoes was bad.
The shoe was retro-ed in 2007, 2008, and 2016–2017.