Air Jordans have been an intricate part of the sneaker game since they were first introduced in 1985. Whether it was the Jordan 1 getting banned, MJ dunking from the foul line in the Jordan 2, or making us believe he could fly in the Air Jordan 3, our memories our filled with Air Jordan history. But even when Michael was captivating crowds with his acrobatic performances his sneakers didn’t always fly off the shelves. Getting a pair of Jordans during his active career was much easier than grabbing a pair now (with some exceptions). The selling out of every release is relatively new to the history of Jordans. With the new generation of "sneakerheads" and the craze about Jordans over the past few years, there is often an argument that some of the buyers never even saw Jordan in flight or know anything about the history of Air Jordans—we got you. Next time you’re chopping it up with a group of your peers you will have a better understanding about the sneakers Air Jordan history you are grabbing and its place in the sneaker culture. Especially for those debates about who had the greatest sneakers. Sorry, Kobe and LeBron. But whether you're new to the sneaker game or an old 'head who has been putting in work for years, there's a lot to learn when it comes to Air Jordans and their history. Hit the jump to check out The Complete History of the Air Jordans I – XX8 and feel free to share your thoughts and Jordan stories in the comment section. 

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