There is no single shoe brand more iconic than Nike’s Air Jordan. The brand launched in 1985 with the Air Jordan 1 selling for just $65. Did Nike know then what they were on the verge of? Probably not. But Nike’s gamble clearly paid off, as the company is now worth billions, thanks in large part to the success of the Air Jordan shoe line.
Here we take a look at all 33 versions of the shoes. We rank them from worst to first with the criteria including aesthetics, technology, performance, and historical significance.
Whether or not you consider yourself a sneakerhead, you’ve seen these shoes. You know the brand. Maybe you get the hype and craze associated with the shoes. Maybe you don’t. Either way, flip through this list and see what you think.
33. Air Jordan 2010
The obvious place to start with these is the shiny perforated circle in the middle of the shoe. What is that thing? Is it supposed to be a disco ball? Is it a speaker-box at a drive-through restaurant? No, I would not like fries with that.
The most likely answer is that some designer got too clever and modeled it off of a microphone. This overly-clever designer sat in their office and thought up a tag line that read, “If your game can’t speak for itself, maybe the shoes can.”
Whatever the inspiration, they’re terrible.