Air Jordan basketball shoes are the most sought-after series for basketball fans all over the world. AJ shoes are Nike’s most successful works in terms of shape, practice function and price. Among the generation of AJ shoes, AJ 1 has a fatal attraction for both senior fans of AJ series and new sneaker fans. As the first generation of the AJ series, AJ1 shoes lack the advanced damping technology which added to the other AJ series. And its stiff try-on experience makes many people nowadays hardly use it as a practical sports shoe. However, AJ1’s classic model still makes many people regard it as one of the most successful shoes in the history of AJ.
AJ 1 was first introduced in 1984. And from the shoes, Jordan and Nike signed a five-year sponsorship contract of $250, which was equivalent to a sky-high price for the market at that time, and officially opened the prelude of the AJ series legend.
AJ 1 has many characteristics different from other series, such as AJ 1 is the first of all AJ products and the only shoes with Nike double hook logo on the side. After AJ 1, the series has been replaced by Air Jordan’s own flying sign.
For those friends who like AJ 1, it is easy to find that the tongue of AJ 1 has Nike’s collocation and some are flying signs. In fact, the earliest first-year edition of AJ 1 is Nike’s collocation marks, while the later reproduction edition produces two kinds. Therefore, many methods to distinguish the true and false of AJ 1 by tongue marks are incorrect.
The special color matching of AJ 1 “Red and Black” was banned by the NBA League because its color was too flashy at that time. However, this ban accelerated the popularity of AJ 1 in the market. There was even news reported at that time that some people committed homicide and robbery in order to get a pair of AJ 1. It shows people’s pursuit of this kind of sneakers at that time.
AJ1 as the first shoe of the AJ series is undoubtedly a very good choice for the friends entering the shoe hole. And it is also a pair of must-have shoes.