July 21, 2023

It was a shoe that changed more than just the basketball court.
Transcending the boundaries of sports and fashion, it was a shoe that became a cultural phenomenon…a shoe that combined groundbreaking design with the most electrifying performances on the court that basketball had ever seen.
It was the Air Jordan 1, a sneaker that would capture the hearts of fans everywhere and begin a new level of sneaker enthusiasm that we still see today.

If you are looking for a sneaker that knows no boundaries but is also synonymous with tradition and class, you are ready to add the Air Jordan 1 Retro shoes to your collection today.

A Brief History of the Air Jordan 1 Retro Sneakers

When it comes to iconic footwear, few sneaker brands carry the same type of weight as the Nike Air Jordan

First introduced to the world in 1985, the Nike Air Jordan 1 was designed by Peter Moore for the then young, but clearly talented rising basketball star, Michael Jordan.

While the shoe’s popularity began to grow as Jordan’s obvious talent as an NBA rookie did as well.

But it was after the now-infamous moment when the National Basketball Association banned Michael Jordan from wearing the sneaker, citing its design and non-regulation colors were against the League’s policy.

Jordan’s decision to pay the fines and continue to wear the shoe proved to pay off for both the athlete and Nike, as this defiance against the League’s rules only gained more attention – and popularity! – for Michael Jordan, the Air Jordan 1 and Nike as a whole.


The Birth of Retro

In 1994 - after Michael Jordan’s retirement - Nike did something relatively unheard of that would become the hallmark of the Nike Air Jordan line.

Calling it the Air Jordan 1 Retro, Nike began re-releasing Air Jordans sneakers from the past, giving new generations of Michael Jordan and Nike fans a chance to experience the original designs that made the brand so popular and relive the shoe’s legacy from the beginning.

These retro styles captured the attention of already-loyal collectors to those who were new to the world of unique sneaker design.

It was a brilliant move on Nike’s part and one that continues to pay off today.





Are You Ready to Elevate Your Game? Get Your Air Jordan 1 Sneakers Today

If you’re ready to add to your Air Jordan 1 collection (or are just getting started!) head on over to MadKicks online store today. 

From Nike shoes for men to Nike shoes for women and children, MadKicks has got all your fashion and comfort needs covered.


 Mad Kicks - Riyadh Store

Located in the capital city of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh , MadKicks is the place to buy Nike shoes online, no matter what your style or preference.


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