Year Released: 1988

The Nike Air Jordan III changed the course of lots of people’s lives. Tinker Hatfield became a legend, Michael Jordan became a Nike lifer, and Phil Knight became a billionaire. Perhaps that’s overstating the impact of the first true “signature” (in every sense of the word) shoe and the first to bear the iconic Jumpman — but maybe it isn’t. Originally called the “Air Jordan Revolution,” it proved to be exactly that.