Episode 5 of the Classic Kicks Podcast is dedicated to the Nike Air Jordan 1. Join my guest Jordan Hagedorn and I as we dive deep into the history and cultural significance of this groundbreaking shoe from 1985.
This post is also meant to serve as a visual companion to our conversation, so please scroll through as you listen to this episode for visuals pertaining to the discussion.
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1982 NCAA Finals vs Georgetown
1984 Olympic practice – adidas Forum
1984 Olympic Games – Converse Fastbreak
Michael Jordan, David Falk, Charles Barkley
Michael Jordan & Sonny Vaccaro
Air to the Throne
1984 Pre-season Nike Air Ship & White / Red 1s
Variations and Prototypes
Chuck Kuhn Photoshoot w/ assistance from @irememberthose
Air Jordan Takes Off
Air Jordan Has Landed
1985 Nike Catalog
Black & Blue
1985 Air Jordan apparel via @iremembethose
1985 All-Star Weekend
Dropping 63 Points on the Boston Celtics in ’86
LL Cool J, Bones Brigade, Megadeth
Jordan laces up a vintage pair at Madison Square Garden in 1998
The mythical Lakers colorway
2016 “Banned” retro