Thursday, January 10, 2013

25 Years of Air Jordan [Infographic]

The beginning of the Air Jordan's rise to fame wasn't all that thrilling. In fact in 1984, Nike had started to take a turn for the worse when the running shoes that first made them popular began to lose their appeal. It was at this time that professional athletes had started to endorse certain brands - Converse had deals with both Larry Bird and Magic Johnson - and Nike knew it needed a name for its new collection of shoes. Insert Michael Jordan. The superstar was less than thrilled about putting his name on a pair of shoes at first, however his agent David Falk saw the deal's opportunity and offered to pair up with Nike to create a line of basketball sneakers dubbed the Air Jordans.

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Via: JimmyJazz

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