Learn to love Jordans
When it comes to sneakers that stand the test of time, most people would agree the Air Jordan kicks reign supreme. The original kicks, the Jordan I, started making waves as soon as Michael Jordan wore them in 1985. Back then, it cost Nike $5,000 a pair per game in NBA fines because the sneakers did not match the on-court dress code.
Shortly after the issues with the first pair, the NBA started warming up to the kicks and their popularity continued to grow. The Jordan VI shoe holds a special spot in Bulls fans' hearts, as these sneakers were worn by Jordan when he took his team to victory in the 1991 championship and was selected as the Finals MVP. The almost all-black kicks had pops of red and white, perfectly matching the colors of the team.
The shoes have continued to evolve in both style and colorways. In 1994, the Jordan X shoes hit shelves and were available in colorways representative of different U.S. cities. These kicks also signified Jordan's return to basketball from his try at baseball. In 2008, the Jordan XXIII came out and many assumed it would be the last of the Jordan franchise as it matched Jordan's jersey number, 23. Fans need not fear, however, as the brand has been busy making new pairs of old favorites. The Jordan Retro 11s come out on December 21 and sneakerheads may be pleased to see a pair of these under the tree.
Those looking to score a pair of the Retro 11s or many other Jordan styles should check out Jimmy Jazz stores or JimmyJazz.com as the company is a large supplier of the shoe brand.