It won’t be difficult to find the ranking of the best Air Jordan sneakers, as the brand’s comprehensive signature silhouette catalog is second to none in the world of sneakers. Air Jordan started with Nike’s first sneakers for Michael Jordan. He rose to stardom before making his first steps as a rookie of the University of North Carolina. Whether you’ve just picked up the first pair or been a collector for years, everyone has their own opinions about the Air Jordans, and more specifically, opinions about which one is best.
Jordan 1 Retro Union LA “Blue Toe”
Instead of the brand’s iconic heritage, we faced a choice that made it easy to pick the greatness of 2018’s sneakers of the year. Union LA “Blue Toe.” One of the two colorways launched in partnership with the LA boutique was different from what the sneakers head saw. Here people are talking about hand-painted edges. Even with a limited edition release, that level of craftsmanship is truly exceptional. Besides the hype (spent on the last thing worth doing), what really gets me is the brand’s cheeky tongue out before launch. Purely to match the sneakers, the brand set up a booth at the Rose Bowl, LA’s famous vintage market, and let the joy continue. Introducing Union LA head Chris Gibbs to two perfectly executed concepts of the best basketball sneakers of all time.
Air Jordan XI “Bred”
The Air Jordan XI “Bred” evokes a lot of thought. Famous for “Murder Shoes”. It is an innovative product that combines patent leather with the highest level of performance. The constant hype that continues to dominate the holiday season is, of course, a time in 2012 that prevented my mom from letting my little one out of camp. Try it and buy it.
Air Jordan III “Black Cement”
The Air Jordan III is a silhouette that deserves a second place on this list only with the sheer strength of the “Black Cement” colorway. As famous and remarkable as the line’s “Bred” aesthetic, this combo continues to sell out on release date and is an ever-popular look that makes headlines when rumors about upcoming releases hit the internet.
Air Jordan 1 “Chicago”
The catalyst for the most dynamic and famous line of sneakers of all time, the Air Jordan I is not just a running shoe, it’s a workout. From Jordan on the coat to Kanye West at Paris Fashion Week, to Nigel Slyvester tearing the streets in NYC, there isn’t enough time or words to give these sneakers the right time. The origins of modern sneakers history, the AJ1 has seen numerous collaborations, iterations and colorways. The OG “Chicago”, unlike any other, is the greedy and seeking holy grail. The I has essentially become a hieroglyph, a symbol that means greatness, and is understood by everyone who knows its heritage and continues to feel its influence.
Air Jordan XI “Concord”
Of all the Air Jordans you can choose from, there’s something particularly eye-catching about the XI. At the peak of the line’s popularity, the XI has become an endless legend with a tactile mesh upper in patent leather (the first for basketball sneakers) and an ice sole at the bottom. Perhaps the perfect hybrid of “suit” sneakers and performance models. The inspiration for the design was to give MJ something that goes well with the suit as well as the performance in the coat. Some may disagree with this style choice, but there are many advocating the decision to dress up Con