The original Air Jordan came in so many color schemes that it's actually hard to track down all of them now - the second came in just two. The Air Jordan III was the sneaker that set the future of Air Jordan releases to come: two "Bulls" themed white-based models, a black shoe, and one outlier (in this case, True Blue). Jordan actually debuted the black IIIs in the All-Star Game at Chicago Stadium, but the black Air Jordan quickly became known as his playoff shoe. And once the success started to build and build (hey, Craig Ehlo!), a new standard was set.
Black Means Business