It is really a treat to play basketball wearing those marvelous Air Jordan shoes. The old models of Retro Jordan have undergone changes in design and style. The Jordan shoes name was dedicated to the legendary cricket player Michael Jordan. Nike came out with their line of shoes in the year 1985. Since then, they have successfully climbed the ladder of success with no looking back. Nike is not only associated with sports shoes, but they have also carved a niche for themselves in the fashion industry.
The introduction of Nike shoes was a new beginning in the sports industry and Nike catered to the basketball shoes. The man behind this brilliant thought of designing and crafting these wonderful shoes was Peter Moore. The introductory versions of Jordan I had two colors. The shoes were a craze and Nike had to introduce another subdivision which catered only to Air Jordan sneakers for the rising demand for these shoes.
Nike has to its credit 23 models of Air Jordan and these shoes are introduced in the market depending on the popularity and demand. All the models have been successively numbered and every number has a special significance. Many of the original models have been launched in the market under the brand name Retro Air Jordans. Slight modifications and alterations have been incorporated so as to gel with the latest fashion trends and styles.
Many famous personalities and TV celebrities are totally devoted to Nike and they use these brands as they are very happy with the quality and style. Even though Michael Jordan took retirement in the year 2003, there has been no untoward effect in the sales of these sneakers. Nike already has a monopoly when it comes to shoes and sneakers. The well-known retro models which were introduced were the Air Jordan I and Air Jordan IV, V and XI.
Air Jordan I – It was first introduced in the year 1994 and was not able to make an impression on the public. In the year 2001, it was again re-introduced by making slight alterations in the material used. Patent leather was used as a material this time and it was able to grab the attention of the public. This model became very popular and it was well appreciated by the customers due to its durability, style and look.
Air Jordan IV – This model was introduced in the year 1989 and it was also displayed in a movie. The shoes were sold like hot cakes and there was tremendous demand for these shoes. It was further redesigned in colors like white and black and also black and cement grey.