Jordan Brand is dead they said. Yeezy jumped over the Jumpman they said. Well, 2016 proved them all wrong. This was a year where Jordan Brand pulled out all stops. The brand gave everyone what they wanted and created enough product to make the public happy. This year saw the re-release of “Space Jam” XIs, “Black/Red” 1s, and “White/Cement IVs.” And that was only a small portion of the heat that came out over the past 12 months.

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Aside from all the retro product that Jordan Brand made in 2016, there was also something a little more important: The XXX1, the best new Air Jordan model in a very long time. It not only proved that the company could produce sneakers that give us nostalgic goosebumps, but they were also invested in making basketball sneakers cool again. Will the trend continue into 2017? We’ll have to wait and see, but 2016 was solid and here are the best Air Jordans from this past calendar year.