Shoes were just shoes for the first 80-some-odd years of the 20th century. Then in the mid-1980s, Nike released a pair of shoes featuring a certain ex-Tarheel...
As legend has it, the iconic sneaker series almost never lifted off. Soon after Michael Jordan debuted the Air Jordan I, the NBA stepped in and banned the shoe because they featured "non-regulation" colors. Suffice it to say, Jordan didn't listen and thusly, the great basketball shoe boom began.
Below is a look at each and every pair of Air Jordan shoes released by Nike, a total of 34 in all (not counting the many colorways and variations). Next to each pair is Nike's motto for the shoe (if any) and the year in which they debuted.
Complete Air Jordan Sneaker Guide and Gallery
Click on the individual sneaker listings to see the available options on eBay.