No era or collection of sneakers is more heralded than the original fourteen Air Jordan models produced during Michael Jordan’s career with the Chicago Bulls. Although many Air Jordans have been released since Jordan played his final game with the Bulls in 1998, there have been no others to come close to the level of mystique, and desirability, of the original fourteen.
For the first time ever, a set of original Air Jordans 1-14— each individual sneaker from its respective release year—has been assembled for auction, resulting in the chance to own the single greatest and most influential collection of sneakers of our time. The Air Jordan 2 and Air Jordan 6 in the set are signed by Michael Jordan himself.
1. This Air Jordan 1 High “Carolina” is an original pair of Michael Jordan's first signature shoe from 1985. Also known as the “UNC” colorway, this edition takes inspiration from Jordan’s college team colors at the University of North Carolina in light blue and white leather. The Tar Heels inspired look was produced in significantly smaller amounts than many of the most popular Air Jordan 1s from 1985 like the “Bred” and “Chicago” colorways, making a pair in unworn condition like this today is an exceptionally rare occurrence.
2. This is an original pair of the Air Jordan 2 from 1987, signed by Michael Jordan. Nike followed up Jordan’s first hit signature model, the Air Jordan 1, with the luxurious Air Jordan 2. Designed to be a more fashionable and premium basketball shoe than anything else on the market at the time, the Jordan 2 featured a construction in premium leather and was even made in Italy, a country known for its production of high-end dress shoes. The design features clean lines, minimal branding, and a faux lizard skin texture on the leather mid-panels.
This pair of the original white, black and grey colorway is highlighted by Michael Jordan’s signature in black marker on the medial ankle panels of each shoe. The pair comes complete with the original “Made in Italy'' and Air Jordan “wings” logo hangtags attached, as well as the original shoe box and Air Jordan paper pamphlet. Signature is authenticated by JSA.
3.The Air Jordan 3 “Black/Cement” is an original version of Michael Jordan’s third signature shoe, released in 1988. An iconic sneaker designed by legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, the Jordan 3 debuted on Michael Jordan’s feet during the 1988 NBA All-Star Game in this “Black/Cement” edition, marking the only time “His Airness” wore this particular colorway in the NBA. Jordan wore the predominantly white “White/Cement” and “Fire Red” Jordan 3 colorways throughout the 1987-88 NBA season. Despite his propensity towards these other colorways, this black version is considered by most Air Jordan fans to be the best and most iconic look for the shoe.
This classic shoe features black leather on the upper and the design’s signature grey elephant print pattern on the heel and toe. A “Nike Air” logo appears in white on the back of the shoe and a red embroidered Jumpman logo is stitched onto the grey leather tongue. The Air Jordan 3 is the first Jordan to feature a visible Air window in the heel of its midsole, as well as the now iconic Jumpman logo.
4. This is an original pair of the Air Jordan 4 “Military Blue” from 1989. The Air Jordan 4 is Michael Jordan’s fourth signature basketball shoe, which stands today as one of the most iconic and revered models in existence. The “Military Blue” colorway is one of four launch styles of the model designed by Tinker Hatfield, Nike’s most famous and respected designer. This lifestyle-minded colorway that does not align with Jordan’s Chicago Bulls team colors is the only original version of the model that Jordan did not wear in an NBA game.
Smooth white leather appears on the toe, collar and heel. White netting is located on the throat and the mid-panel. Military Blue accenting grace the plastic “wings” eyelets, the heel tab with white “Nike Air” branding and the mudguard. The same blue hue can be found on the Jumpman and “Flight” insignia on the tongue and beneath the netting on the upper. A visible Air unit in the heel of the white midsole finishes off the look of the extremely rare original Air Jordan 4 “Military Blue.” Signature is authenticated by JSA.
5. This is an original pair of the Air Jordan 5 “Grape” that was released in 1990. Worn by Michael Jordan with the Chicago Bulls and made even more iconic by actor and comedian Will Smith on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” the Jordan 5 achieved crossover commercial appeal while elevating Jordan’s game to new heights. Jordan never wore this colorway on court with the Bulls, but Smith—without shoelaces in his pair—did, and that alone catapulted the shoe to fanbase and collector status in 1990. The Air Jordan 5 is notable for being the first Air Jordan design to feature clear rubber on the outsole, a design detail that would be utilized on many popular designs to follow.
White leather can be found on the toe, collar and heel. Translucent netting appears on both the throat and mid-panel. A distinctly ‘90s teal Jumpman is embroidered onto the purple neoprene tongue and a teal “Nike Air” logo is stitched onto the heel. The same two-tone color block makes up the design of the “shark tooth” pattern found on the midsole. A visible Air unit in the heel completes the look of this pair of “Grape” Jordan 5s.
6. Available here is an original pair of the Air Jordan 6 in the “White/Infrared” colorway signed by Michael Jordan. Best known for being the signature model worn by Jordan during the season that he achieved his first of six NBA Titles in 1991, the Jordan 6 is one of the most popular basketball shoes in the world. Jordan wore this colorway throughout much of the 1990-91 NBA regular season, one of his five MVP seasons.
Designed by legendary Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield, the Air Jordan 6 “White/Infrared” has a white leather upper with perforations on mid-panel and collar. Hits of Infrared accent the mudguard, the Jumpman embroidery on the neoprene lace shroud, and the black plastic “spoiler” on the heel. A visible Air unit in the heel of the white midsole and clear rubber portions of the outsole finish off the look.
This remarkable pair of the Air Jordan 6 “White/Infrared” features Michael Jordan’s signature in blue pen on the heel of the right shoe.
7. This is an original pair of the Air Jordan 7 in the “Cardinal” colorway from 1992. Popularized by memorable television spots featuring none other than Bugs Bunny, the Jordan 7 is seen as one of the first Air Jordan models to break through sports and sneaker collecting culture, and enter popular mainstream consciousness. Another classic design by the legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield, the Jordan 7 is notable for being the first Air Jordan model to display no Nike branding on the outside of the shoe, a conscious move by Nike to position Air Jordan as its own standalone brand.
This “Cardinal” colorway features a white leather upper with perforations on the mid-panel and on the white neoprene tongue. A gold Jumpman logo is embroidered on the collar and a gold nylon pull tab appears on the heel above the two-tone red-and-black “23” branding triangle. “Air Jordan” is spelled out in black lettering on the top of the tongue. Cardinal accenting contrasts the white and black midsole. Jordan wore this colorway throughout much of the 1991-92 NBA regular season en route to his second NBA Championship.
8. Michael Jordan’s role as one of the most popular figures in sports history and pop culture was solidified when he appeared alongside Bugs Bunny in the 1993 commercials to promote his then-new Air Jordan 8. This pair of original “Bugs Bunny” Jordan 8s were seen in this iconic television spot, and the colorway worn on the feet of “His Airness” during much of his 1992-1993 NBA season.
This first-edition “Bugs Bunny” colorway displays smooth white leather on the toe and perforated white leather on the mid-panel and collar. Low-contrast grey suede detailing can be found on the collar and heel. Additional design elements include white leather on the criss-cross straps with “23” branding, a black adjustable ankle strap, and a multi-color chenille Jumpman on the tongue. A red, black and white print on the mudguard inspired by the Chicago Bulls’ uniform colors completes the look.
9. This is an original pair of the Air Jordan 9 from 199 in its most iconic colorway “White/Black/True Red.” The Air Jordan 9 is thought of as the “lost” Air Jordan from all models produced during Michael Jordan’s career with the Chicago Bulls, from 1984 to 1998, the only model not worn in an NBA game during his time with the team, as it was released during his brief retirement to play baseball from 1993 to 1995.
While this colorway of the Jordan 9 never appeared on Jordan’s feet in the NBA, it did make a notable appearance in the beloved 1996 film “Space Jam”, starring Jordan and the Looney Tunes. The shoe appeared in the movie when Bugs Bunny and friends retrieved sneakers for Jordan to wear for an impending showdown with the Monstars.
The colorway features dotted white leather on the upper and a contrasting black synthetic nubuck mudguard that extends from the toe to the back of the shoe. Black rope shoelaces contrast the white mesh tongue with red “Jordan” branding. On the heel, red embroidered “23” and a red Jumpman inside of a globe emblem offer timeless retro appeal.
10. Available in its original form, this Air Jordan 10 “Chicago” is one of the launch colorways of Michael Jordan’s tenth signature shoe from 1995. Veteran sneaker collectors and basketball enthusiasts will recall Jordan wearing this colorway during his comeback to the NBA during the second half of the 1994-1995 season. While the Player Exclusive model Michael wore was slightly different from the version released at retail seen here, the “Chicago” Jordan 10 is an undeniable classic.
White leather on the upper is contrasted by black leather on the eyelets around the black nylon lace loops, the collar and on the top of the tongue. The embroidered black Jumpman detailing on the heel of the original Jordan 10 “Chicago” is facing to the left, while the Jumpman faces the right side on retro models, and Michael Jordan’s many basketball accomplishments are listed on the outsole. Prior to the shoe’s release in 1995, it was thought that “His Airness” had played his final game in the NBA, thus the reasoning behind the retrospective design.
11. Without question one of the most celebrated sneakers in history, the original Air Jordan 11 is a defining model of Michael Jordan’s signature shoe collection. No colorway is more iconic than the “Concord” edition. Worn throughout much of the 1995-1996 NBA season by Jordan, the “Concord” colorway was designed by legendary Nike shoe designer Tinker Hatfield after being tasked by Jordan to create a “luxury basketball shoe.” The Air Jordan 11 is the definition of a “luxury” sneaker, exemplified in the model’s signature trait, the smooth black patent leather mudguard.
Smooth white leather appears on the collar with white mesh near the nylon eyelets. Greek-inspired branding is located on the white mesh tongue. The colorway’s “Concord” nickname is derived from the Concord Purple accents throughout the shoe. The classy design is finished off with a white foam midsole and translucent rubber outsole. Available here is an original pair from the Jordan 11’s initial release in 1996.
12. The 1997 original Air Jordan 12 in the iconic “Taxi” colorway is considered one of the most revered models in the Air Jordan line, worn by Michael Jordan throughout the 1996-97 NBA season en route to his fifth NBA Championship. Another masterpiece by longtime Air Jordan designer Tinker Hatfield, the Jordan 12’s high-contrast, two-tone upper was inspired by Japan’s “Rising Sun” flag design.
One of five launch colorways of the Jordan 12, the “Taxi” earned its nickname from the black-and-yellow pattern on the carbon fiber midsole plate beneath the shoe. The construction features a white tumbled leather upper with large black pebbled leather panels on the lateral and medial sides. The Jordan 12 was the first Air Jordan model to be released under the then-new Jordan Brand, Michael Jordan’s standalone brand apart from Nike.
13. The Air Jordan 13 “Bred” is one of five original colorways of the last signature shoe Michael Jordan wore for a complete season with the Chicago Bulls. By 1998, the Bulls and Jordan had long established the trend of wearing all-black sneakers during the NBA Playoffs, giving Jordan all the more reason to wear this stealthy shoe. A design of legendary sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield, Hatfield by 1998 had taken to Michael’s hobbies, nicknames and other eccentricities to inspire his vision.
The Jordan 13’s design is inspired by a panther, an animal whose ferocity matched Jordan’s on-court demeanor. The embroidered dimples on the upper and holographic logo on the collar were inspired by a panther's whiskers and eyes, the black mesh backed with reflective material across the upper layers, the black leather toe and red suede heel panels, a panther’s body. Underfoot, the traction pods mimic a panther’s paw.
14. The Air Jordan 14 “White/Varsity Red” is an original colorway of Michael Jordan’s fourteenth signature shoe from 1998. Jordan memorably laced up the “Last Shot” Air Jordan 14s in the black and red colorway for his last game with the Bulls in the 1998 NBA Finals, considered to many collectors to be the last of the “original” Air Jordan models. This “White/Varsity Red” colorway was worn by Jordan during practice between games in the ‘98 Finals, but the colorway was never worn for a game. Had Jordan kept playing with the Chicago Bulls, not retiring in 1998, he would have most certainly worn this colorway for much of the ‘98-99 campaign. The Jordan 14 “White/Varsity Red” was originally released at retail in January 1999. Available here is a retail pair in an uncommon size men’s 13.5.
This Tinker Hatfield-designed basketball shoe is inspired by Jordan’s Ferrari 355F1, and features several design references to the blisteringly fast supercar, beloved by Jordan. The base is formed by white leather with perforations on both sides, a Ferrari-inspired Jumpman emblem appears on the collar, fiery red paint borders the black carbon fiber trim on the midsole, a sporty “23” branding dots the heel, and finish with a black tongue which features a spoiler-like construction.
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1. The shoes show signs of light wear, and are in fragile condition.The collars were previously painted for preservation purposes when the shoes were in pristine condition so there is no visible cracking or flaking of the leather. Both shoes are unlaced as they would have been found in the box in 1985. Does not include shoe box. 2. The sneakers show signs of light wear, and are in fragile condition. Signed in black marker on the medial ankle panels of each shoe. Due to age, the foam midsole has significant crumbling as is typical of all existing 1987 pairs of the Jordan 2s. Midsole can be replaced or restored. Both shoes are wrapped in Cellophane to preserve condition. 3. The sneakers are in deadstock, fragile condition. Due to foam deterioration, the original soles have been replaced for preservation purposes. 4. The sneakers are in deadstock, fragile condition. Foam midsole is crumbling as is typical of this model, and can be replaced or restored. Both shoes are wrapped in Cellophane to preserve condition. 5. The sneakers are in deadstock, fragile condition. Foam midsole is intact but prone to crumbling as is typical of this model, and can be replaced or restored. 6.The sneakers are in deadstock, fragile condition. Signed in blue pen on the heel of the right shoe. Both shoes are wrapped in Cellophone to preserve condition. 7. The sneakers are in deadstock, fragile condition. Midsole. They do not come with the original shoe box. 8. The sneakers are in deadstock condition and do not show signs of wear. 9. Very fragile condition. Foam midsole is crumbling as is typical of this model, and can be replaced or restored. Both shoes are wrapped in Cellophane to preserve condition. They do not come with the original shoebox. 10. The sneakers are in deadstock condition and do not show signs of wear. 11. The sneakers are in deadstock condition and do not show signs of wear. 12. The sneakers are in deadstock condition, and they do not come with the original box. 13. The sneakers are in deadstock condition, and they do not come with the original box. 14. The sneakers are in deadstock condition and do not show signs of wear.