The first Nike Air Jordan was released in April of 1985, and immediately the sneaker landscape changed. Basketball sneakers were no longer the sole property of weekend blacktop warriors, high school and college players, and city dwellers. Through Air Jordan, sneakers reached the suburbs and the masses, and the idea that sneakers could serve as a status symbol was cemented. In the ensuing 28 years, there have been 28 editions of Air Jordan, each a distinct representation of what the line has come to stand for. But which is the best? And, perhaps more importantly, which is the—er, not best? We ranked them all so you don't have to. Check Ranking the Air Jordan Line From 1 to XX8.

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