Released: February

The return of "Nike Air" to the tongue of Air Jordan 1s-and the departure of the Jumpman from heels of same-together with a close-to-original true high-cut silhouette may have been the best news in Air Jordandom this year, even to those who managed to get their hands on the Air Jordan III 88. After all, more than one Air Jordan 1 received this treatment. None were more eagerly awaited than the black/royals however, which hold a place of honor in both basketball and skateboarding lore, and haven't been seen since 2001. The 2013 iteration was actually better than the 2001s, a bitter pill to swallow for those who kept theirs deadstock for a decade, but wonderful news for those still waiting to get their hands on a pair.