As most of you know, the Nike Air Jordan sneakers are the result of a collaboration between Nike and American basketball legend Michael Jordan. After high school, in 1981, he was offered a scholarship from several universities to study and play basketball there. His choice ultimately fell on the University of North Carolina. There he really excelled and received several awards. Nike also discovered the player and offered him a contract in 1984. He received $250,000 and had to wear the Nike Air Jordans when he played basketball - a sneaker designed especially for him.
On April 1, 1985, Nike released the first official Air Jordan sneaker with a retail price of $65. This shoe currently costs between €20,000 and €35,000. In 1985, Nike had expected to sell 10,000 pairs of Air Jordans in its first year. In reality, things turned out differently: the popular sneaker sold 45,000 pairs in the first month. The basketball success of Michael Jordan also contributed to the growth of the sneaker's popularity and more Air Jordan models were designed.
The Air Jordan 1 Low and the Air Jordan 1 High are two of the most iconic models of this line. Both shoes feature signature Air Jordan styling with the Nike Swoosh logo. The Air Jordan 1 Low has a low-cut design and is perfect for everyday wear, while the Air Jordan 1 High is a higher cut. Of course you can find these shoes at Pirri, we have more than 50 different models available in many sizes.
In 1988, after two successful models of Air Jordan, Nike introduced the third version of the Air Jordan shoe, the Nike Air Jordan 3. This time the shoe was designed by Tinker Hatfield, a designer who previously worked for Nike on the design of the Nike Air Max and later also designed the Air Jordan 4 .
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It is almost impossible to count how many Air Jordans Nike have made in the meantime. New colorways of the Jordan 1 are still being released almost weekly, but the most wanted sneaker right now is the Jordan 4, a chunkier model worn by artists and streetwear icons. If you too want to buy a pair of Nike Air Jordans, look no further. At Pirri you will find almost 100 different pairs for men and women and you can buy them online and in our store.
What is the size of the Nike Air Jordan?
In general, Nike Air Jordans run normal to slightly smaller. If you have wider feet, or if you don't like very tight sneakers, it is recommended to order half a size larger. When in doubt, you can always drop by the store in Rotterdam to try them on.