As a quick history lesson, a full year before the release of the Air Jordan 1 High, Michael Jordan laced up its predecessor, the fabled Nike Air Ship. When the Air Ship finally received a retail release earlier this year as part of Jordan Brand’s New Beginnings Pack, sneaker history completed a full circle.
With the recent Air Jordan 35 Performance Review, we’re now thirty-five entries into the mainline Air Jordan series. So it’s easy to forget where Jordan Brand first started. Heck, a lot of our readers weren’t even alive when Michael Jordan entered the NBA.
Now with 2020 nearing its end (thank god), our friends at SoleSavy wrote an article detailing the Nike Air Ship’s long and storied journey from MJ’s prototype in his rookie year to the now historic AJ 1 High.