Year Released: 1990

Back in the late '80s and early '90s, black Jordans meant two things - the Bulls were in postseason mode, and the Cleveland Cavaliers were in trouble. The original release and the first retros may have featured "Nike Air" on the heels, but the later retros added the "23" embroidery on the outer heels, formerly a Jordan-only perk. Can't go wrong either way, although both would be nice.