Countless athletes have been able to leverage their skills and image for personal gain, but it’s hard to think of someone who did it better than Michael Jordan. It’s been almost 15 years since he left the NBA, but his legacy manifests itself in a number of ways that go beyond reruns of Space Jam on random cable channels.
While Kanye might beg to differ, Air Jordans remain some of the most sought after shoes in the sneaker game today thanks in large part to Nike’s commitment to taking advantage of capitalism by collaborating with current players for yearly releases in addition to pumping out various colorways of previously produced shoes.
You might consider yourself a sneakerhead, but how much do you really know about Air Jordans? We put together a few facts that might surprise you.
Don’t worry— the XXXIIs are just around the corner.