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Epic Jordan Shoes for Basketball

We all have a list. And chances are, no list is the same. There are so many epic Air Jordan kicks that picking the most epic 3, 5, even 10  Air Jordans is virtually impossible. With over 23 regular season Jordan editions and multiple colorways in each, picking the most epic shoes of the Jordan line is like having to pick your top 10 favorite Playboy Playmates of all time. Impossible. There are, however, a few Air Jordan's that are now released as Retros that many Jordanheads can agree are epic. The Jordan 11 "Space Jams", the Jordan 6 "Carmines", and the Jordan 3 "Black/Cements" may not make up your top three, but I would hope they would be on a Jordanhead's list somewhere.

Space Jams-This has got to be the most epic Air Jordan ever released. The Jordan 11 was released during the 1995-1996 NBA season, the first season Michael Jordan returned to the game of basketball after playing baseball. Michael went on to earn MVP honors for the regular season, All-Star game, and the NBA Finals Championship. He took the court in more than one colorway that year. The 11 "Concord", the 11 "Playoffs", and the 11 "Columbias" were all worn by Michael on the way to his 4th NBA Finals Championship. The Jordan 11 "Space Jam" was actually released in 2000 as a Retro. It was not dropped as an original Air Jordan 11. That is what makes it truly epic.

Carmines-This shoe was an original Air Jordan 6 release that was dropped in 1991. The same year Michael and Magic Johnson locked horns in the NBA Finals Championship. It would be the first Championship ring that Jordan would earn. He had finally broken trough.  Although the Black/Infrared and White/Infrared colorways of the Air Jordan 6 are the most memorable from that season, the Carmines were truly a work of art. How many times has MJ worn a red Air Jordan? Epic.

Jordan III Black/Cements-1987 brought us the greatest editions of any Air Jordan shoe to date. The Air Jordan III not only saved the line of Jordan shoes for basketball, but it intoduced a design element that will likely not ever be able to be duplicated: Elephant Print. This leater grey based material with black elephant print design overlayed created a one of a kind Jordan that may never be equaled in style, design, and performance.

Wow! That was stressful. It isn't easy trimming my, or anyone's  all-time epic Air Jordan list down to only three shoes. If your list doesn't include any of these shoes I honestly can't argue against you. All Air Jordan shoes for basketball are epic.


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