When it comes to anything dealing with tradition and legends there are likely some behind-the-scenes type stories that we don’t always know about — the Air Jordan series is no different. Whether it was Michael hating a design or unusual influences, Jordan sneakers have some untold history too. We decided to put together a list of 23 Things You May Not Know About Air Jordans. Check it out and let us know which facts are new to you and if you have any more you want to add. 

Sources unless otherwise noted include Jordan: History of FlightSwoosh, by J.B. Strasser and Laurie Becklund, and multiple interviews including this one with Tinker Hatfield.