20 Ways The Sneaker Game Was Different 20 Years Ago

Air Jordan Was A Player, Not Just A Shoe

The Air Jordan line was well established as the pinnacle of luxury basketball footwear by 1992, but the main focus was still on the player, not the shoes. MJ was in his championship-winning, world-dominating, trash-talking prime, and it wasn't too difficult for Nike to push a shoe that was appearing in highlight reels every night and on NBC every week.

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