The Jordan Retro 1’s are some of the most iconic shoes ever. The first pair of Air Jordan 1’s released in 1985, kicking off the legacy in sneaker culture. Sitting down, and creating a list of the best Jordan 1’s of all time is a painful process. However, here are a few of the Air Jordan 1’s that belong in your closet.
- Fragment x Air Jordan 1 High OG
In regards to the 30th anniversary of the Air Jordan 1’s, Jordan brand decided to collaborate with Japanese designer -Hiroshi Fujiwara and create one of the most highly anticipated shoes of the decade. They originally released in December of 2014, with a retail price of $165. You can now find them on the secondary markets for prices ranging from $3,000-$4,000. The fragment design fuses two of the silhouette’s original concepts in one superb collaboration. You might want to consider letting these stay in your closet.
- Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘UNC’
The UNC Air Jordan 1’s were featured in the 2015 Holiday pack. The blue and white featured on this shoe date back to Michael Jordan playing days at the University of North Carolina where he won the 1982 NCAA National Championship as a freshman. The UNC 1’s are a uniquely designed shoe, that adds major value to your sneaker collection.
- Air Jordan 1 High OG TS SP “Travis Scott”
The Travis Scott X Jordan collaboration is an iconic silhouette that features a major twist. The backward Nike swoosh sign makes this shoe like no other. Each pair is also completed with Travis’ Scott signature “Cactus Jack” embossed on the heels and on the right insole. The Travis Scott 1’s had a special release on February 10th, 2019 during his performance at the Grammys, along with another limited release on April 26th, 2019. This will probably be one of the best collaborations that Jordan has ever released.
- Air Jordan 1 Retro HI NRG / UN “Union – Storm Blue”
The Union x Air Jordan 1 “Storm Blue is one of the two special editions of Michael Jordan’s Los Angeles men’s boutique. The Union Blue 1’s have a cut and paste theme, which ties into a vintage look. A UN/LA tag is added to complete the signature concept of the Union 1’s. The Union Blue 1’s were released in limited quantities in November of 2018. With that being said, these will probably be one of the most exclusive shoes in your closet.
- Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Bannned’
The Air Jordan Banned 1’s have a unique story. Michael Jordan was charged $5,000 per game for wearing these because they did not include white which were apart of the Chicago Bulls official team colors. Nike used this as a marketing strategy to introduce the ‘Banned’ campaign. The sneaker was retroed in 1994, 2011, 2013, and 2016. The 2011 edition has an X on the heel, which pays homage to ‘Banned’, name. As far as retros, these might be one of the best sneakers in your closet.
Each Jordan retro tells a story that makes them special. I know you are probably thinking about some sneakers that were probably left off of the list, as you know the list can go on forever. The Air Jordan 1’s signifies greatness from the greatest basketball player to ever play the game. Air Jordan 1’s are one of the most incredible sneakers that deserve to be in your closet.