First released in 1995, the Air Jordan XI turned heads immediately. Its patent-leather design started as an unconventional idea and quickly became an undeniable classic—a status it's held for over 20 years. The latest version has the sneaker-savvy in mind, bringing classic shades of grey to the low silhouette for the very first time. Since his game-winning shot that brought championship glory to North Carolina, Michael Jordan has been at the forefront of basketball consciousness. He took to the court in 1985 wearing the original Air Jordan I, simultaneously breaking league rules and his opponents' will while capturing the imagination of fans worldwide.