Every kicks collector knows that Air Jordans will always be the top of the heap. Many collectors only collect air Jordans and don’t even bother with the other brands including basic Nike. It’s interesting to note that Michael Jordan initially wanted to work with Adidas, but they were not interested. This is one of the fun tidbits we learned in the excellent ESPN docu-series The Last Dance. Since the mid 80s, the kicks with Michael Jordan’s name and iconic Jumpman shadow have almost single handedly created sneaker culture. It started with a basic Nike high-top and evolved into more and more creative designs. From art screenprints to leather and faux fur, Jordan kicks typically eclipse their b-ball origin by remixing their initial design with fresh looks and color palettes to stay vital to each new generation of sneakerheads. Tinker Hatfield became the lead designer in the 1980s and completely revolutionized sneaker design and the Air Jordan brand. Check out our top 5 Air Jordan shoes release dates for 2020.