Air Jordan - the Era of the Rising JUMPMAN


From the Air Jordan 3 onward, the Air Jordan product line has featured a logo known as the "JUMPMAN." Until Michael Jordan's early retirement, the "JUMPMAN" jumped around:


Air Jordan 3

Air Jordan 3, black with gray trimThis is the first model of Air Jordan that made the Nike AIR visible (as well as the first with the JUMPMAN logo). They were originally sold in early 1988, and sold for $100.

The sides also included decorative artificial snake skin.


Air Jordan 4

Air Jordan 4, black with gray trimThe Michael Jordan "JUMPMAN" logo is on the tongue (not easy to see in this picture). Original Air Jordan 4 shoes were made in 1988, and sold in early 1989 for $100.


Air Jordan 5

Air Jordan 5, front and side view, white with black, red, and yellow accents

Air Jordan 5, heel and sole view Note that the Air Jordan "JUMPMAN" logo is imprinted on the shoe sole as well as the tongue. Originals were made in 1989 and 1990 and sold for $125. Reissues came out in 2000.


Air Jordan 6

Air Jordan 6, black with gray and red trimThe Air Jordan 6 was the 1991 version, and it originally sold for $125.


Air Jordan 7

Air Jordan 7, white with black, red, and gold trimThe Air Jordan 7 was the 1992 version, and it originally sold for $125. Most versions had "23" on the heel, but they also made a version with "9" on the heel, for Michael's jersey number at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics (the one known for the "sweats with the Reebok logo" flap, where many of the Nike endorsers engaged in various tactics to obscure the Reebok Vector logo). An Air Jordan 7 with a "9" on the heel is a rare and highly desirable version.


Air Jordan 8

Air Jordan 8, black with white and red trim, red JUMPMANThis is the early 1993 version, and it originally sold for $140. These are well-known for the two straps that go across the vamp.


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