Air Jordan 1

In 1985, Nike and designer Peter Moore teamed up with a rookie from the University of North Carolina to create some of the most iconic basketball shoes ever. The Nike Air Jordan 1 was Michael Jordan’s first signature shoe. Jordan laced up the Air Jordan 1 during his rookie and injury-shortened sophomore season, and then again for his final game at Madison Square Garden as a Bull in 1998. In the early days, every time he wore the Nike Air Jordan 1 during a game, the NBA would fine him $5,000, furthering the mystique of his then-new shoes. The Nike Air Jordan was originally retroed in 1994 after Jordan announced his retirement from basketball for the first time.