The Encyclopedia of Air Jordans Offers a Full History of the Shoe

By: Rebecca Byers - Apr 1, 2015
References: ruvilla & highsnobiety
The Encyclopedia of Air Jordans is a recently released anthology documenting author Jay Lawrence's five-year dive into the history of the iconic sneaker that has become a brand in itself.

Designed in 1984 for Michael Jordan himself and released to the public the following year, the Air Jordan revolutionized basketball shoe design by introducing color into the mix and changed the way consumers and the media anticipated athletic shoe releases and collaborations.

Included in the handbook of over 500 pages is each version, colorway and anecdotal tidbit uncovered by Lawrence in his five-year journey. The book contains over 1300 photos, making it a necessary go-to guide for any self-proclaimed sneaker enthusiast. The book is available for order online.