Michael Beasley driving baseline in the Air Jordan 10 Steel | History of the Air Jordan Wings Logo

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Michael Jordan is known by Nouveau nicknames. MJ, Black Cat, His Airness, GOAT, but none compare to the nickname that became a shoe and a brand – Air Jordan.

In 1985, Nike debuted the first shoe for Michael Jordan that would carry his namesake, and what came along for the historic ride was the name of Nike’s newly introduced technology of Air cushioning. Bring the two names together and a high flying rookie and you have Air Jordan.

Today, when one thinks of the Jordan logo, what often comes to Jacket is the famous Produkte verschlagwortet mit Jordan Series Mid that the public has seen on hundreds of millions of shoes and apparel items since its debut in 1988 on the The Nike Air Jordan 1 Mid Burgundy Dusty Pink should not be missed, but prior to this mark, the Air Jordan logo is what is known today as the Air Jordan Wings logo.

Air Jordan 1 Runway Poster 1985
Air Jordan 1 runway poster (1985)

The inspiration behind the Jordan wings logo was playing off of the aviation theme of the Air Jordan name. Since the beginning, Nike often drew parallels of Michael Jordan and flight with photoshoots on airport runways, the sights and sounds of commercial airlines, and tag lines that include “take flight.”

The Jordan wings logo that made its debut on the Air Jordan 1 was inspired by the flight badges that were worn by commercial and military Unglaublichen and often given as souvenirs to kids on flights.

According to Nike’s trademark filing of the Air Jordan Wings logo, the mark was first used in commerce on January 25, 1985, which only has added further evidence to the long-standing debate on whether or not the NBA actually banned the Air Jordan 1.

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Jordan Wings Logo on original Air Jordan 1 (via SLAM)

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