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The best Air Jordan of all time according to Italian sneakerheads

The best of the best

The best Air Jordan of all time according to Italian sneakerheads The best of the best

It's hard to put down in words what Air Jordans mean for sneakerheads. Eager to discover the reason of all this hype, nss, together with the young team of LacedUp, is ready to discover the holy Graal of sneakers.

It's hard to think what they meant for Micheal Jordan when, wearing it for the first time in 1985, after having played for years at University of North Carolina with a pair of Converse, he unconsciously started a new era for Nike. The beginning of a love story. 

Designed by Peter Moore, they weren't on MJ's feet during his NBA debut in 1984 - he was wearing a pair of Air Ships - but marked his career forever and, as Michael, they became a symbol of greatness, energy, strenght, but especially a fashion trend. The mid sneaker stands out for the winged ball on the tongue - signature symbol of Jordan brand -, for the refined leather upper and the big lateral swoosh. 

The AJs have changed during the years, the silhouette has been reworked and customized, but the love for them has remained unchanged. The smell of the shoe as soon as you open the box, the bright red nuance of the Chicago and his capability to suit all kinds of consumers, has made this an iconic sneaker. Its story continues to this day and beyond. 

Young people today have developed a real obsession for this sneaker, dazzled by its bright colors, its design and the magic of its history. Ig profiles are filled with Jordan 3, sneaker collaborations and real collectors' items. 

We joined forces with LacedUp (after having discovered with them how much Italians spend in sneakers) to discover which Jordan is the more iconic according to young enthusiasts, the dream AJs, the best of the best.

What about you? What's the best AJ of all time


Childhood memories 

"Jordan XI bred “playoff” I've always been a Bulls fan, since a was a little kid. When Chicago got to the final against Seattle the entire team took the field wearing black socks. I hadn't seen anyone wearing black socks with a sneaker since the Michigan Fab 5. I was heavly impressed by the silhouette and the colors, with the lateral red Jumpman" - Gaspare Gentile


Honesty before anything else 

"I know they're not the most beautiful ones, but for "sentimental" reasons, for me the best are the AJ5 Black" - Alberto Faleschini 


A love letter 

"The Jordan 11 has always been the boys Jordan 1. Who has been a Jordan lover for a long time gets me. A unique and inimitable silhouette. Pure elegance even paired with a dress. The sneaker of the 72 record wins in one season. The shoe you find at sneakerheads' weddings, the shoe you wore on the first dates with your girlfriend. I spent my 18th birthday wearing it. At school I was known as the black kid with the rubber and polished sneakers. Conficted between the Breds and the Concords. But the Concords have something special and they were my first Jordans ever, bought with my pocket money."- Frederick G. Kwame 




Even a tattoo... 

"Jordan 3 Black Cement. The ultimate sneaker.... it's like love, you can't explain it!" - Flavio Pinotti 



Orange Lovers

"Air Jordan 1 Retro High Og 'shattered Backboard." The reason is simple: it's orange shit !!! " - Michele Capra



And the award for the most beloved, desired and admired goes to..Air Jordan 1 Chicago

"Air Jordan 1 Chicago and everything else is boring" - Luca Niente