Considering the fact that 2014 and 2015 Jordan release dates keep on piling, here is a little change for 23isBack readers with some interesting facts about the sneakers that have been around for nearly 30 years.
1. Michael Jordan’s Favorites
Although Michael Jordan loves all of the sneakers that have been named after him, but admittedly the Air Jordan 11s are the dearest to him, as well as the Air Jordan 3s, 12s, and 13s.
2. Billion Dollars Worth Of Sale
Back in 2013, Nike managed to earn a profit of $2.25 billion just from selling Jordan Brand products.
3. Michael Jordan Used To Wear Adidas & Converse Sneakers
Back in the days when Michael Jordan was playing for the UNC, Adidas and Converse sneakers were MJ’s favorites, and before the birth of the Air Jordans, he had never even worn a Nike sneaker.
4. Peter Moore Designed The First Air Jordan
Although Tinker Hatfield is the most renowned Jordan Brand sneaker designer, but it was Peter Moore who designed the very first Air Jordan pair as well as the Air Jordan “Wings” logo.
5. The “Bred” Is Apparently The “Devil” Colorway
The first time that Michael Jordan saw the “Bred” (black/red) colorway, he refused to wear them because he felt that those were “Devil colors.”
7. The Debut Of The 3M Reflect Material
3M reflective material was utilized by Jordan Brand for the very first time on the Air Jordan 5, with inspiration from reflective materials that running shoes tend to use.
8. Translucent Soles Are Actually Functional
The “icy” translucent outsoles of the Air Jordan 11 are not entirely an aesthetic feature; rather they provide extra traction and ensure that the rubber does not harden.
9. The Air Jordan 9 Was Never A Chicago Bulls Sneaker
Since Michael Jordan had retired at the time, he never got to wear the Air Jordan 9 on-court while playing for the Chicago Bulls. In was not until he was a member of the Washington Wizards that he got to wear the pair on-court.
10. The Secret Message On The Air Jordan 21
23isBack readers who own an Air Jordan 21 pair will actually be able to view a glow-in-the-dark message on the circular panel on the sneaker if they place it under black light.
Now all you sneaker aficionados can go back to waiting for the upcoming 2014 and 2015 Jordan release dates to arrive.