Podcast Ep. 005 – Air Jordan 1

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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

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1984 Olympic practice – adidas Forum

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1984 Olympic Games – Converse Fastbreak

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Michael Jordan, David Falk, Charles Barkley

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Michael Jordan & Sonny Vaccaro

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Air to the Throne

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1984 Pre-season Nike Air Ship & White / Red 1s

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Variations and Prototypes

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Chuck Kuhn Photoshoot w/ assistance from @irememberthose

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Air Jordan Takes Off

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1985 Nike Catalog

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Black & Blue

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1985 Air Jordan apparel via @iremembethose

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1985

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1985 All-Star Weekend

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Dropping 63 Points on the Boston Celtics in ’86

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LL Cool J, Bones Brigade, Megadeth

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Jordan laces up a vintage pair at Madison Square Garden in 1998

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The mythical Lakers colorway

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2016 “Banned” retro

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