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The Air Jordan 1 “Next Chapter” From "Across the Spider-Verse"

The Air Jordan 1 “Next Chapter” debuted in 2023 in the Spider-Man adventure, Across the Spider-Verse.

The Next Chapter

“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” released in 2023. Across the Spider-Verse had a tough task on its hands, it had to top “Into the Spider-Verse” as a sequel. Most believe that the Spider-Verse sequel surpassed the first animated film in multiple ways. It showcased a darker and richer story. The characters were more fleshed out and new layers were added. The animation was even more awe inspiring and more impressive. The Marvel film was a huge success. Once again, a pair of Air Jordan 1 sneakers were worn by Miles Morales in the film. Jordan made the shoe available in 2023, the Air Jordan 1 “Next Chapter.”

“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”

The History Of The Air Jordan 1

It is the 1 that started it all! The Air Jordan 1 not only set up the path for Jordan Brand. It also helped to set up the path for sneaker culture as we know it today.

The 1 That Started It All

The Air Jordan 1 was designed by Peter Moore and was released in 1985. The release was tied to Michael Jordan’s rookie season in the NBA. The design of the Jordan 1 was rather simple and consistent with the other basketball shoes of the era. The Jordan 1 lacked the sophisticated technology that the Jordan Brand would be known for with later installments. Nike was dedicated to giving Michael Jordan his own shoe and brand to grow with. That commitment is clear when you view the shoe’s distinctive logo. Moore designed a wings symbol, a precursor to the Jumpman logo, that was placed on the upper ankle of the shoe.

The Business Of The 1

Michael Jordan signed an endorsement contract with Nike for $2.5 million his rookie year. That looks like clearance aisle pricing today, but at the time many felt MJ, an unproven rookie, didn’t deserve a contract that large.


When sneakerheads think of the Jordan 1 and colorways, they usually first think of the Jordan 1 “Banned.” The Banned, also known as the “BRED,” featured a black, red, and white colorway. The shoe received that Banned nickname because every time Jordan laced them up, he was fined $5,000 per game.

jordan 1 banned


Today, the NBA allows players to wear almost any shoe they want, no matter the colors or design. In 1985, the league was far more conservative when it came to shoes and the Air Jordan 1 Banned violated league uniform rules. There has been talk that the Banned legend is more fiction than reality. With many speculating that it was all a marketing ploy by the geniuses at Nike. Regardless of the validity of the story, the Banned saga helped to make the Air Jordan 1 a legend.


- Adam C. Better