Brand Jordan’s own website, Jumpman23, is celebrating Michael Jordan’s induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame this year with a special online feature entitled, History of Flight, which gives all of us Jordan Brand fans some facts about all twenty-four signature Air Jordan’s. Reminiscent of pop-up books, the interactive feature showcases all of the signature Air Jordan’s in all White with various graphics, each a representation of things that are symbolic. Whether it was the inspiration behind the shoe’s design or events that happened during the year that MJ wore those signature shoes. View the feature here.
Several Fun Facts:
- We all know Air Jordan XIV (14) was inspired by Jordan’s Ferrari Maranello 550. But did you know the basis for Air Jordan II (2) was a pair of women’s boots from the 19th century!
- The first Air Jordan logo, Winged Basketball, was conceived on a designer’s drawing on a cocktail napkin
- A conflict occurred the marketing phase of Air Jordan XIX (19). Jordan Brand wanted a campaign centered around the speed and agility of snakes. Except MJ has phobia when it comes to snake. A compromise was reached