Jordan

Premium shoes and athletic apparel designed and produced by Nike for Michael Jordan, who has served as the figurehead for the brand since its inception.

Top Looks

Jordan Dominate
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Men
21 Styles and Colors
Jordan Melo
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Men
15 Styles and Colors
Jordan Grape
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Men
21 Styles and Colors
Jordan Girls Pink
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48 Styles and Colors

Featured

Jordan Aerofly Mania
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5 Styles and Colors
Jordan Elephant
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34 Styles and Colors
Jordan Varsity
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7 Styles and Colors
Jordan Dri-FIT
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10 Styles and Colors

Apparel/Accessories

Jordan Tanks
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19 Styles and Colors
Jordan T-Shirts
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39 Styles and Colors
Jordan Shorts
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43 Styles and Colors
Jordan Sweatshirts
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21 Styles and Colors
Jordan Hoodies
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18 Styles and Colors
Jordan Jackets
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6 Styles and Colors
Jordan Pants
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8 Styles and Colors
Jordan Socks
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35 Styles and Colors
Jordan Hats
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22 Styles and Colors
Jordan Headbands/Wristbands
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8 Styles and Colors
Jordan Bags
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14 Styles and Colors
Jordan All Apparel/Accessories
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244 Styles and Colors

Kids

Jordan Boy Infant/Toddler
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67 Styles and Colors
Jordan Boy Preschool
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77 Styles and Colors
Jordan Boy Grade School
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76 Styles and Colors
Jordan Girl Infant/Toddler
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31 Styles and Colors
Jordan Girl Preschool
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36 Styles and Colors
Jordan Girl Grade School
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23 Styles and Colors
Jordan Kids
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56 Styles and Colors

Men's Basketball Shoes

Jordan CP3
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6 Styles and Colors
Jordan Ace 23
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2 Styles and Colors
Jordan Melo 10
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11 Styles and Colors
Jordan All Basketball
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49 Styles and Colors

Men's Lifestyle Shoes

Jordan True Flight
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7 Styles and Colors
Air Jordan 1 Mid
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26 Styles and Colors
Jordan Phat 1
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Men
1 Style and Color
Jordan Retro
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26 Styles and Colors
Air Jordan 1 Low
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9 Styles and Colors
Jordan Prime Flight
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6 Styles and Colors
Jordan Flight Club 80s
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2 Styles and Colors
Jordan Flight Club 90s
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1 Style and Color
Jordan Flight 45 High
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8 Styles and Colors
Jordan SC-1 & SC-2
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14 Styles and Colors
Jordan Chukka
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3 Styles and Colors

Slide Shoes

Jordan Hydro 2
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Men
4 Styles and Colors
Jordan Hydro V
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Men
2 Styles and Colors

ABOUT JORDAN

 1985
Jordan 1
Jordan 1

1985

Jordan 1

THE OG. The beginning. There were some questions when up and coming brand Nike picked a North Carolina guard to have a signature model, and some hesitation by Michael himself as at the time Nike was still a relatively small brand. Needless to say after color schemes that were banned by the NBA and Michael’s inaugural campaign that featured him winning Rookie of the Year and making the All Star team… the rest was history. Designed by Peter Moore this was the first shoe in the NBA to be worn in multiple colors, in all there were 26 colors of the Jordan 1 released, including a low top and the AJKO. It was one of the first shoes to come with 2 sets of shoelaces. To date it ranks as the highest selling Jordan shoe of all time.

 1986
Jordan II
Jordan II

1986

Jordan II

“Made in Italy,” designers Bruce Kilgore and Peter Moore took a very premium approach to this shoe, which resulted in this being one of the highest price athletic shoes at that time at $105.00. The Jordan II originally released in four colors, with one of them being a low top. One of the most sought after Jordan II’s is Eminem’s “the way I am” version that came in a Black/Stealth/Red color way, featuring Eminem’s lyrics throughout the shoe. With only 313 pairs in production and the shoe only being released in Detroit, this is one of the most limited Jordan shoes of all time.

 1988
Jordan III
Jordan III

1988

Jordan III

Arguably the most historically significant Jordan of all time… it was the first designed by Tinker Hatfield. Hatfield went on to design Jordan III-XV and XX. He is revered by most as the greatest athletic footwear designer in history. This was the first shoe to have the Jumpman logo, the first mid top, first with a visible air unit, first shoe to have elephant print floater leather, and most importantly, it was the shoe that stopped Michael from leaving Nike to sign to another brand. This was also the year that Spike Lee began directing and starring in Jordan commercials as Mars Blackmon. And MJ? He went on to win the dunk contest, and was the first person ever to win defensive player of the year and the scoring title. “Do you know, Do you know, Do you know?”

 1989
Jordan IV
Jordan IV

1989

Jordan IV

This was the first globally marketed Jordan. Tinker revolutionized the line by adding a molded mesh on the side panels to make the shoe lighter. The shoe featured cement detailing which came from Tinker’s inspiration of this being a hard working shoe as opposed to the III being a luxury model. The retro model became one of the first shoes to be lasered and one of the first shoes to come in a package with a matching t-shirt. This shoe is one of the most used special edition models with releases including Eminem, Doernbecher, UNDFTD, and the Rare Air Laser release.

 1990
Jordan V
Jordan V

1990

Jordan V

Due to MJ’s attacking mindset the inspiration for this shoe was a World War II fighter plane, the V was one of the first shoes to have a molded foam tongue, which when you added to the fact that it was reflective the shoe would stick out and was perfect considering the celebrity that Jordan was becoming. This shoe once again featured mesh on the side panel to make it lightweight but was the first shoe in the Jordan line to have a clear rubber outsole, or “iced” bottom, and featured a lace lock to make sure the shoes stayed tight while playing. The most infamous of the original releases was the “Grape” colorway that featured teal and purple on the shoe. One of the most limited versions of the original had a 23 stitched to the sides, only 100 were produced of 2 colors and they were all donated to charity or kids in need.

 1991
Jordan VI
Jordan VI

1991

Jordan VI

The shoe was worn during MJ’s championship run. It was the first shoe in the Jordan line to have a clean toe, two holes in the tongue, and a “spoiler” on the back to make it easier for MJ to put them on. It was the first basketball shoe in history to have a molded heel. This shoe was part of the famous Defining Moments pack, which continues to be one of the most sought after releases in Jordan history. Two of the original colorways have never been retro’d, the White/Maroon and the “September Blues.” The shoe was often worn by Michael at the 1992 Olympic Games (in addition to his Olympic Jordan VII). The sneaker solidified infrared as one of Nike’s most identifiable colors (along with the Air Max 90 which was also designed by Tinker.) The VI was also the shoe worn by MJ in the “Like Mike” Gatorade commercial.

 1992
Jordan VII
Jordan VII

1992

Jordan VII

The pattern on this shoe was inspired by West African tribal art, and most famously was MJ’s Olympic shoe as he played for the Dream Team at the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona. That year MJ was voted as the most recognizable person on earth, and he was clearly the most dominant player on the greatest team ever assembled. That Olympics cemented MJ’s status as the global face of basketball and he inspired athletes globally to play the game, leading to many of today’s best NBA players. Two distinctive colorways of this shoe were the Bourdeaux, and the “hare” Jordan color that was made famous by MJ’s commercial featuring Bugs Bunny.

 1993
Jordan VIII
Jordan VIII

1993

Jordan VIII

The first Jordan to NOT have a Nike sign on it, symbolic of Jordan Brand’s strength on its own, this model looked unlike any Jordan before it, featuring two straps, and a Huarache inspired sock for containment. Between the straps, the frayed emblem on the large tongue, and the bright “Aqua” colorway, this is easily one of the most visually distinctive Jordan’s of all time. The commercial featured Bugs Bunny as Michael and Bugs teamed up to find out what was stealing Air Jordan sneakers. The VIII’s were also the last shoes worn by MJ before his first retirement, after winning his third title, and deciding to play baseball.

 1994
Jordan IX
Jordan IX

1994

Jordan IX

This Jordan has the distinction of being Jordan’s first baseball shoe, and is also the shoe featured on MJ’s statue outside of the stadium where the Chicago Bulls play. The IXs were the first shoe to feature speed lacing which offered smoother tighter support, and have been featured on thousands of performance shoes since. The outsole had multiple languages written to define Michael Jordan. The words? Independence, Freedom, Sport, Athletic, Hope, Intense, Freedom, Graceful, Force, Dedicated as well as the symbolic “Rising Sun” logo on the back. The Jordan IX was the first Jordan to feature an Olive color way that in addition to making its return in 2012 has also inspired many other retro Jordan models.

 1995
Jordan X
Jordan X

1995

Jordan X

This was the one that at the time many people thought would be the last Jordan ever, with MJ playing baseball, Nike took to reliving his basketball accomplishments on the shoes outsole. This is also the first Jordan shoe to commemorate specific cities. Sacramento, Seattle, Charlotte, New York, Orlando and Chicago all had their own colorways. And just when everyone thought it was over… he came back wearing the number 45. He got back to form quickly, scoring 55 on the Knicks, but eventually lost to the Orlando Magic in the playoffs. Quick bit of trivia, name as many of the stats listed on the bottom of the X’s as you can.

 1996
Jordan XI
Jordan XI

1996

Jordan XI

Renowned as one of the best Jordan’s of all time… and… it almost didn’t happen. Tinker Hatfield had been told not to work on the Jordan line anymore when the X came out, as Nike was positive that MJ was going to keep playing baseball. Thankfully, he ignored them all, taking inspiration from a lawnmower, this became the first basketball shoe to feature patent leather (which mimicked the lawnmowers bumper for durability). It had a full-length air unit and carbon shank plate for stability. This may have also been the most promoted Jordan to this point as it was seen in the Bulls 95 playoff loss to Orlando, the movie Space Jam, and was worn by Boyz II Men at the American Music Awards. This also may be the first shoe ever to create lines in front of stores globally when it released. In mid form the Jordan XI was only released in 3 colors originally White/Black/Concord, White/Columbia and Black/Red, the Space Jams and Medium Greys didn’t come out until 2000 and 2001 respectively.

 1997
Jordan XII
Jordan XII

1997

Jordan XII

Inspired by a 19th century women’s shoe called the nisshoki and a “Rising Sun,” this was the first Jordan to feature a Zoom air unit for cushioning and a different way of paying tribute to Jordan’s # 23 with TWO 3 embroidered down the tongue. This was also the shoe worn by MJ during the famous “flu game” against the Utah Jazz, where in spite of him being extremely sick, and having to be carried off the court, he scored 38 points and led his team to their 5th title. The flu game was commemorated by a Jordan XII retro release, and a Gatorade commercial that ran during the 2012 NBA Playoffs.

 1998
Jordan XIII
Jordan XIII

1998

Jordan XIII

“Black Cat” was a nickname MJ had with his friends, for his ability to read his opponents and attack their weaknesses. While Tinker was unaware of this nickname when he originally sketched the Jordan XIII he also likened Michael to a Panther when he played. Looking at the outsole closely you should see the panther paw that inspired it, as well as the holograms that look similar to panther’s eyes. The XIII was the third consecutive Jordan to feature a carbon fiber plate for stability. The lowtop featured a unique reflective 3M material that glows, depending on how light hits it. The XIII ranks in many Jordan athletes and collectors top 5. It’s still worn by Ray Allen sometimes when he takes the court.

 1999
Jordan XIV
Jordan XIV

1999

Jordan XIV

Undoubtedly one of the most important Jordan’s of all time, the Jordan XIV was the last shoe MJ wore as a member of the Chicago Bulls. The design was inspired by Michaels Ferrari F355 F1, which is made evident in the shape of the logo, the vents, and the side panels. This was also the first Jordan to have metal lace tips adding an even more premium feel to the shoes. An interesting element of discovery is there are 7 Jumpman logos on each side, adding up to the Jordan 14. This was the shoe worn as MJ won his 6th title and has been shown in countless commercials as MJ crossed over Bryon Russell and hit the game winning shot.

 2000
Jordan XV
Jordan XV

2000

Jordan XV

The first shoe released after MJ’s second retirement from basketball, was inspired by the X-15 fighter pilot because at the time it was “the best ever.” This was the first Jordan to feature Kevlar, and had a unique tongue supposedly inspired by the fact that Jordan always had his tongue sticking out when he played. The heel has the inscription 23/6/15, do you know what those numbers stand for? This model was also released as a dressier shoe with 4 colors of moccasins.

 2001
Jordan XVI
Jordan XVI

2001

Jordan XVI

Inspired by 3 of the greatest Jordan’s of all time, the XVI took inspiration from the Jordan III with its mid cut upper, the Jordan V with its mesh inserts, and the Jordan XI with the patent leather that graced its toe. This was the first Jordan to essentially combine franchise models. This concept plays a major role in future Jordan brand shoes such as the Spizike, Melo 5.5, and the Son of Mars to name a few. It was the first Jordan to feature a shroud. With the use of patent leather this also became a viable dress shoe option as the Jordan XI was before it.

 2002
Jordan XVII
Jordan XVII

2002

Jordan XVII

The XVII marked MJ’s return to basketball court as he resigned from his position as President of basketball operations with the Wizards to play for the team. This was the first Jordan to be anchored color wise for a basketball team other than the Chicago Bulls and was also the first Jordan to retail at $200.00, largely because the shoe came in a suitcase (a tribute to MJ’s time as an executive) and a CD Rom. The XVII had many inspirations including an Aston Martin, Jazz music (Michael had signed Michael Phillips the Jazz musician to Jordan brand) and a golf course was the inspiration for the outsole. The XVII featured an improved shroud and a full-length shank plate, and was worn on court as Michael scored his 30,000th career point.

 2003
Jordan XVIII
Jordan XVIII

2003

Jordan XVIII

The shoe worn by MJ in his last ever NBA game on April 16th 2003, was the first to feature a one-piece upper. This shoe was once again inspired by a car, this time the Lamborghini Murcielago, which inspired the vents, carbon fiber comfort plate and the stitching. This was also the first Jordan to come with a towel, shoe brush, and a “driving manual.” The signature Wizards color featured a fashionable one piece suede upper for the first time in Jordan history, this time the shroud wasn’t removable, and was used to lock in the speed lace system. An 18.5 was released later on in 2003 that featured a more conventional lacing system.

 2004
Jordan XIX
Jordan XIX

2004

Jordan XIX

Thought the first shoe inspired by a “black mamba” was the Kobe VII? Not quite, the deadly snake was the initial inspiration for the Jordan XIX. The “tech flex” material featured on the upper was made to replicate aspects of the mamba. This material was found in the automotive industry and helped provide containment while still being breathable and flexible. Regional colorways were provided for major US markets (East, West, and Midwest,) and for the most part was only available in cities in those markets making it extremely difficult to get all three. Which region got the coolest color? While MJ was no longer on court, the XIX got plenty of burn in the NBA being worn by Jason Kidd, Ray Allen, Gary Payton, and Carmelo Anthony on court.

 2005
Jordan XX
Jordan XX

2005

Jordan XX

The XX marked Tinker’s return to designing a Jordan shoe and was his first since designing the XV. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Jordan brand, Tinker was inspired by trumpets, motorcycles, and of course Michael himself. Brought to life through incredible lasering by Mark Smith the midfoot strap features key items from MJ’s life including a 76 Monte Carlo, a tool box with the word Pops on it, and 44DT. Now, the first 2 things were inspired by MJ’s parents, do you know what the 44DT signifies? This Jordan also revolutionized the use of air, as it was not used anywhere in the midsole but was actually placed in the pod unit on the heel as part of the I.P.S cushioning system in the shoe. This is most likely the most intricately detailed Jordan of all time.

 2006
Jordan XXI
Jordan XXI

2006

Jordan XXI

The XXI was possibly the most luxurious Jordan ever, featuring Italian materials for the first time since the original Jordan II. The design inspiration this time came from the Bentley Continental GT Coupe, which inspired the entire front, the diamond quilted bootie, air vents and carbon fiber shank plate. The most limited released version was the red Italian suede version, and this was the first Jordan that had a customizable cushioning system, which would later be upgraded and made a major part of future Jordan signature products.

 2007
Jordan XXII
Jordan XXII

2007

Jordan XXII

Like the XV, the XXII was inspired by a fighter plane, this time the design came from the F-22 Raptor, whose aerodynamic lines and subtle camouflage are brought to life in this model. It also uses the military theme as Sergeant stripes inspired the tread on the outsole of the shoe. This was also the first ever Jordan model to feature Titanium on the shank plate as opposed to carbon fiber for its savings in weight and durability. The shoe’s outsole also may have used the clearest rubber in footwear history. The stickiness of the rubber gave this shoe tremendous traction on courts and was worn by both Richard Hamilton and Ray Allen for the 2007 All Star game that took place the day after Michael turned 44 years old.

 2008
Jordan XXIII
Jordan XXIII

2008

Jordan XXIII

The first Nike “considered” (meaning the design reduced the amount of waste made by producing the shoe, making it more environmentally friendly) basketball shoe ever, marked the 23 rd anniversary of Mr. 23, needless to say this was an enormous event for the Jordan Brand. Tinker Hatfield and MJ partnered up to create a shoe fitting the monumental occasion. Michael’s fingerprint graces the outsole of the shoe, as does his signature as a sign of approval on the toe. The shoe’s upper was hand stitched making it a real work of art, and when placed on the low profile midsole, and the updated IPS cushioning system, and full length zoom made it one of the most comfortable Jordan’s in history. The first color released was the “Titanium” which was only sold at 23 stores and retailed at $230.00, which at that time made it the most limited and most expensive Jordan ever. If you are lucky enough to own a pair, they are among the highest resale Jordan sneakers in history and go for thousands of dollars online.

 2009
Jordan 2009
Jordan 2009

2009

Jordan 2009

As made evident by the use of a year instead of a number, and the lack of roman numerals, this was a different kind of project for the Jordan Brand. Many internally thought the signature line would end with the XXIII. However, with the continued endorsements of many top basketball players, there was a need to continue to create a top of the line Jordan performance model. Taking cues from the prosthetic legs of a Jordan sponsored Paralympic athlete, April Holmes, Jordan brand created the APT (Articulated Propulsion Technology) used on the outsole of the shoe. This allowed for quicker responsiveness and more explosive speed. Premium elements such as satin pleats, dress shoe leather, a blown glass midsole and a diamond shaped hologram helped make this shoe the perfect combination of technology and luxury.

 2010
Jordan 2010
Jordan 2010

2010

Jordan 2010

“I’ve failed over and over, and that is why I succeed.” This was a famous quote by MJ, it is a hidden message on the box sleeve, the most controversial aspect of the shoe, the clear tpu window, signifies MJ’s ability to see through his opponents. If you look closely at the shoe you’ll see that the toe is not attached to the upper, this independent toe was a first for the Jordan Brand and allowed for better mobility when playing. This Jordan marked the 25th anniversary of the brand and was designed by Mark Smith and Tinker Hatfield, it was one of the lowest profile shoes for the Jordan line ever and gave it great feel and responsiveness while keeping a full length zoom air bag for comfort.

 2011
Jordan 2011
Jordan 2011

2011

Jordan 2011

The first shoe ever to feature an interchangeable midsole gave users the ultimate ability to customize the shoe to their needs. Launched with a year of the rabbit edition (which also had a Jordan VII) and featuring a hysterical ad campaign with Kevin Hart the shoe reminded many aesthetically of the Jordan XI. The quality of the Italian patina leather used on the upper may be the highest quality leather ever used on any basketball shoe.

 2012
Jordan 2012
Jordan 2012

2012

Jordan 2012

Inspired by 1920’s-1940’s fashion the material usage and broguing on the toe give the shoe the feel of a true dress shoe. The 2012 have been by far the most customizable basketball shoe in history, with 2 different sleeves available to change the height and support of the shoe, and 3 insole options changing the weight and amount of cushioning for wearers. This was also the first Jordan in history to feature Nike’s patented Flywire technology, providing excellent containment while allowing the shoe to remain lightweight. Interesting discovery element, if you look closely you’ll see the word Jumptown, which was an area in Portland that had major significance in Jazz music.