The team at Sole Collector sat down to create a list of the best Air Jordan of every year. Jordan Brand is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, so there’s a ton of sneakers to search through for the list. Take a look at the first pick from way back in 1985, along with the most recent selection from 2015 below.


1985 – Air Jordan 1 ‘Bred’


The one that started it all. In 1985 Nike introduced the Air Jordan, giving it bold colors the likes of which had never been seen on the NBA hardwood before. The Air Jordan 1, as it would later come to be called, came out of the gate with a ton of colorways, but this one remains the most memorable as Nike has latched on to it to spin the myth of the “Banned” Jordan 1.


2015 – Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG ‘Chicago’


There’s still plenty of 2015 left, but there’s a good chance that the “Chicago” Air Jordan 1 will be in this spot at the end. It’s THE original Air Jordan and released with Nike Air tags for the first time in more than 20 years.

Head over to to check out the full list and find out which Air Jordan is crowned king for every year.