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About Air Jordan 1
When it comes to iconic shoes, there’s nothing like the Jordan 1.
About Air Jordan 1
When it comes to iconic shoes, there’s nothing like the Jordan 1. Originally debuting in 1985 as Michael Jordan’s signature shoe, the Jordan 1 would grow in popularity throughout the 80s and 90s as its namesake’s star rose in the NBA.
Over the next few years, Nike’s Jordans would become one of the world’s best-selling sneakers and help inspire a streetwear revolution around the globe. Celebrities, athletes, politicians and catwalk models have all donned the signature style. But no matter who you are, where you’re from and what your personal style is, there’s a Jordan 1 to suit you.
It’s the inherent simplicity of its design that has kept the shoe in the public eye — and lent itself to numerous versatile looks over the years. On the very same sidewalk, you’ll find someone sporting a pair of Air Jordan 1 mids on their way to the basketball court passing a crowd of teens decked in Jordan 1 lows. Add to this the fact that they’re designed for maximum comfort, it’s no surprise that Jordans have become the icon they are.
Since making a splash in the sneaker world more than 35 years ago, the Jordan 1 hasn’t budged from its cult status. Why? The shoe didn’t just set the bar — it is the bar when it comes to street style. Now available in a multitude of colourways, designs and special edition releases, there’s a Jordan 1 to suit every wearer. Across our men’s, women’s and kid’s ranges, Foot Locker has a great range of Nike Air Jordan shoes for you to find your perfect pair.
What is the history of the Jordan 1?
The Nike Air Jordan 1 was launched in 1985 after Nike campaigned hard to convince Michael Jordan — already marking himself out as an impressive shooting guard with the Chicago Bulls — to be the face of their first-ever signature sneaker.
Signature shoes are common in the NBA today, but were a rarity in the 80s. It’s unlikely Nike could have predicted just how ubiquitous Jordan shoes would become in the ensuing years.
The initial release was straightforward enough: Nike dropped a robust mid-top sneaker featuring red, black and white panelling, black laces, with their classic swoosh and the archetypal ‘Air Jordan’ wings.
While Nike realised early on that Michael Jordan had the Midas touch, even they were surprised at the reaction that the Jordan 1 elicited. Demand was through the roof and the zeitgeist of sneaker fandom erupted. Thus, the most famous sneaker in the world was born.
Why are Jordan 1’s so rare?
Jordans aren’t necessarily rare — but they are in demand. Their popularity has never waned and the desire to cop a pair seems to transcend generations. So if you’re looking to grab a pair from the latest drop, you need to be on the ball. Make sure you follow us on Instagram and Facebook so you’re instantly alerted when a new Nike Air Jordan shoe drops.
How often are Jordan 1’s restocked?
The Nike Air Jordan range is restocked on a regular basis, with new and exclusive items dropping every so often. No two drops are ever quite the same, so keep your eye on the site and on your local Foot Locker store.
How can I style my Jordan shoes?
One of the great strengths of the Air Jordan 1 range is that it will match with just about any ensemble. Looking to add a casual touch to a work outfit? Don a pair of Jordans to mix up the professional look with a hint of fun. Adding a pair of Jordans to any streetwear look can also instantly elevate it from “fine around the house” to “ready for anything”.
Naturally, Jordan 1s are designed to be easily styled with just about any item of Nike clothing too. At Foot Locker, we carry an extensive range of Nike apparel for men, women and children — so head on down to your local store to pick out the perfect swoosh outfit for yourself today.
Shop the Air Jordan 1 range online with Foot Locker today
If you’re wondering where to buy Air Jordan 1s in Australia, we’ve got you covered. At Foot Locker, we stock one of Australia’s largest ranges of Nike Jordan shoes. With styles for men, women and children, you’ll be able to get your hands on fresh styles to suit the whole family.