The Best Air Jordans of All Time

In the mid-1980s, Nike released a pair of basketball shoes featuring a certain ex-Tarheel. The Air Jordan was born, and the rest, as they say, is history. The first Air Jordan shoes, aptly named the Air Jordan 1 were as visually stunning as they were ground-breaking.

Since then, there’s been a wealth of new lines introduced. Which pair do you need in your collection? Better jump on these quickly before they sell out.

Here is a list of the 5 best Air Jordans of all time.

1. Air Jordan 1 Retro Chicago

The Best Air Jordans of All Time

The Best Air Jordans of All Time

Undoubtedly the most significant and best Jordans of all time, the Air Jordan 1 Retro Chicago are a collector’s dream. Last released in 2015, this iconic silhouette has become the staple for street ballers and basketball fans. Since premiering on The Last Dance, the Air Jordan Chicago sneakers have skyrocketed in popularity, but you can still get your hands on some.

Year: 2015
Colourway: White/Varsity Red-Black
Insole material: Foam
Cushioning: Maximum
Outsole material: Rubber
Shoe shaft style: High Top

BUY HERE: Air Jordan 1 Retro Chicago

2. Air Jordan 11 BRED Retro Black True Red

The Best Air Jordans of All Time

The Best Air Jordans of All Time

First worn on NBA courts back in April 1996, the Jordan XI Black/True Red-White are playoff-ready performance shoes. This variation is the 2019 edition, which marked the first release for the style in seven years. The footwear ranks high on MJ’s grails and is undoubtedly one of the best Air Jordan shoes of all time.

Year: 2019
Upper material: Patent leather
Outsole material: Rubber
Colourway: Black/True Red-White

BUY HERE: Air Jordan 11 BRED Retro Black True Red

3. Air Jordan 4 Bred Retro IV OG Black Cement Red

The Best Air Jordans of All Time

The Best Air Jordans of All Time

They say a classic never dies, and the Air Jordan 4 is one example of true longevity. The “Black Cement 4,” comes with a red sole, black upper plus grey accents, white midsole plus black, with white and grey accents. While chunky compared to more modern designs, you cant deny this is is one of the best Air Jordans ever created.

Year: 2019
Colourway: Black/Cement Grey-Summit White-Fire Red
Shoe shaft style: High Top

BUY HERE: Air Jordan 4 Bred

4. Air Jordan 5 Fire Red Retro OG White

The Best Air Jordans of All Time

The Best Air Jordans of All Time

It might not look it, but the 5 Fire Red Retro OG is one of the newest pieces in the Air Jordan portfolio. The retro design was released earlier this year as part of the silhouette’s 30th anniversary. This variation is essentially identical to the OG pair from 1990, featuring smooth white leather construction on the upper and a fierce black midsole with Fire Red shark teeth.

Year: 2020
Colourway: White/Fire Red-Black
Insole material: Foam
Cushioning: Maximum
Outsole material: Rubber
Shoe shaft style: High Top

BUY HERE: Air Jordan 5 “Oregon Ducks”

5. Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Shadow’ 2018

The Best Air Jordans of All Time

The Best Air Jordans of All Time

Having only hit shelves three times in Air Jordans’ 30-year history, the OG Shadow is a must-have for collectors and one of the best Air Jordans of all time. The footwear features a black and grey leather upper with original “Nike Air” branding on the tongue tag and insoles.

Year: 2018
Upper material: Leather
Colourway: Black/Medium Grey-White

BUY HERE: Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Shadow” 2018

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