When the Air Jordan 1 first appeared on the scene way back in 1985, few knew that history had been written at that point. Basketball sneakers, lifestyle sneakers or even sports shoes in general – you name it. Everyone associated with the sneaker game definitely felt that release. Michael's first signature shoe caused a stir and the hype was real! Even though it wasn't the shoe which got banned from wearing because of its color scheme, Nike made sure to make it look that way. Their commercials were responsible for that and their business as well as Jordan's cult status started booming. He certainly didn't get off a slow start, making the All-Star team and being named the Rookie Of The Year in his first season. Scoring 63 points on the Celtics in 1986 was one hell of a accomplishment – and MJ did that in style, lacing up his AJ1 one year after their worldwide release. The self-designed Wings emblem with the «Air Jordan» writing on the shoe's side adds an aesthetic feature, while the notorious Jumpman logo debuted on MJ's first signature shoe as well. By the way, the logo is based on the commercial for the shoe itself – with Air Jordan rising to the basket and finishing it iconicly.
It should be well-known that snakeskin and Jordan have a good chemistry going. If there is a doubt still, the AIR JORDAN RETRO HIGH NOUVEAU SNAKESKIN should annihilate those arguments. The navy colored leather matches the white outsole perfectly, as well as the Jumpman and notorious 'Wings' emblem. Thanks to touches of white and – instead of the usual, woven swoosh – an embedded canvas one the AJ1 combines simplicity with a luxury-esque design, delivering a high-class sneaker destined for much more than the streets.