The Nike Shoe Designs That Remain High on the List

The Nike collection released yet another showstopper, the Air Max. But before you start musing on this latest baby, look back at the ones many of us still cannot recover from.

Air Jordan XX

Air Jordan XX is an absolute game-changer with its unmistakable laser etching and its outsole cushioning. Jordan brand released the “Laser” pack for the Jumpman’s 30th anniversary as well as the commemoration of the All-Star festivities.

Air Jordan XXAir Jordan 1

It wasn’t long ago when Nike signed up Michael Jordan as its endorser. The next year, in 1985, from the deft hands of designer Peter Moore, Air Jordan 1 was first released. Today, the Jordan series celebrates this seminal sneaker silhouette with a laser-etched version, paying homage to the icon and his brand’s history. Remaining faithful to its original version with remastered premium materials and details, the Air Jordan 1 Laser is built on a premium white leather base, laser-engraved with popular icons and abstract shapes to commemorate the last 30 years of Michael Jordan and his shoes.

Air Jordan 1 Retro

The signature Air Jordan 1 Retro, says, gets the low profile treatment with a classic red and black upper, vintage sail on the midsole and OG Nike Air logo on tongue. The remastered low silhouette keeps its classic look with the signature Wings logo on the heel, while keeping the quality perfect.

Air Revaderchi

From the Mowabb lineage, Air Revaderchi has integrated toe for protection, ankle wrapping strap lacing, mountain bike inspired rubber sole, and concealed plate to rock-proof the foot. This led to a weird foot-conforming form with a Huarache neoprene fit.

Air Rhyolite

They say Air Rhyolite’s short-lived greatness is thanks to the characteristically brutal-looking design from ACG. The single-piece waterproof leather upper is weatherproof while the Cambrelle lining provides moisture wicking during hikes. The PU midsole is the attraction here, with the forefoot flex grooves and steel shank inside.

Nike, its affiliate brands and series just won’t stop at anything to be the best brand we’ll all grow up liking. Luckily for us, many of these collectibles are still on the rack.

3 Comments on The Nike Shoe Designs That Remain High on the List

  1. David V. Smith // February 24, 2015 at 5:01 am // Reply

    Yeah, great point about Rhyolite. It was crazy when it was first launched in the 90s but it remains one of the greatest sales in Nike Air.

  2. Richard A. Broderick // February 24, 2015 at 5:13 am // Reply

    How about the AJ 1 that got banned? I think it’s still one of the best, well because MJ himself fought for it.

  3. Phillip D. Ureno // February 24, 2015 at 5:44 am // Reply

    I think AJ 1 Retro covers that. It’s almost the same except it’s more comfortable with extra insole padding.

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