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Timeline: Learn the history of Air Jordans

Updated: Jun 3, 2020

By Samantha Tillman, Studio M staff //

Michael Jordan is commonly known as the GOAT in basketball — and he also has the greatest-of-all-time-shoe, Bred Jordan 1.

The Bred Jordan 1 was one of the very first colorways of the shoe designed by Peter Moore, which made its debut in September  1985. After its 1985 release, there were six more pairs made of the same color that tried to live up to the very first pair. Every pair released varies from shades of red, the leather and even the make of the shoe. And every year, it has gotten better and better.

Below, learn more about the shoes in this interactive timeline:

Samantha Tillman is a journalism student at Middle Tennessee State University. 

Studio M, a project of the College of Media and Entertainment at MTSU, allows student journalists to be published statewide and nationwide. It’s made possible through grants and donations from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Tennessean and BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee.

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