The 25 Most Hyped Sneakers of All Time

22. Air Jordan 1 Retro "Black/Royal"

Release Date: 2013

There's something special about the original Air Jordan colorways, however many there were. And besides the original Bulls versions, perhaps none is so beloved as the black/royal. Maybe it's because Jordan himself wore it in promotional material, or because - since it was originally retroed in 2001 - it's one that even younger Air Jordan aficionados can remember. So when pictures surfaced of a new retro with "Nike Air" on the tongue, the question went from "do I cop?" to "how many pairs do I cop?" in an awful hurry. Even a release-stacked All-Star Weekend couldn't keep these from selling out instantaneously.

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