The Shoe Legacy


Retro I: The Air Jordan I was designed by Peter Moore in 1985 and marked a new era in basketball shoe styles.

Retro II: The Air Jordan II was designed by Bruce Kilgore in 1986 and as a successor featured another unique style.

Retro III: The Air Jordan III was designed by Tinker Hatfield in 1988 and was the first basketball to show the inside of the shoe. Tinker Hatfield was also the designer of the next ten shoes.

Retro IV: The Air Jordan IV was designed in 1989 which was a follow up model of the retro III for design.

Retro V: The Air Jordan V was designed in 1990 and featured a large tongue and a clear sole which were two unique features to basketball shoes.

Retro VI: The Air Jordan VI was designed in 1990 also and featured a sharped design to the sole.

Retro VII: The Air Jordan VII was designed in 1991 and fused Nike Huarache Technology with Air Jordan Retro VI.

Retro VIII: The Air Jordan VIII was designed in 1992 and featured a more chunky sole with two criss-crossing velcro straps.

Retro IX: The Air Jordan IX was designed in 1993 and was designed at the time when Michael Jordan announced he was retireing from the NBA so the shoe takes on just a plan design.

Retro X: The Air Jordan X was designed in 1994 and features all of Michael's accomplishments in the NBA which are listed on the bottom sole of the sole.

Retro XI: The Air Jordan XI was designed in 1995 and commemorated the return of Michael Jordan to the NBA. They feature a clear bottom and are the most popular Jordan Retro as they were the fastest selling release out of all Retro shoes.

Retro XII: The Air Jordan XII was designed in 1996 and featured ribbed leather which blended with the mid-sole. Also the Retro XII was inspired by the flag of the Japanese Army and Navy.

Retro XIII: The Air Jordan XIII was designed in 1997 and the design fuses all the past retro lines together into one shoe. Also the Retro XIII features a unique hologram on the outside of the shoe and the bottom of the sole.



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