Air Jordan is a type of shoe made by the Jordan brand, a subdivision of Nike, which was created for and approved by Michael Jordan. The first Air Jordan's were released in 1984 and a new shoe has been released every year since then, even continuing after Michael Jordan retired from professional basketball. The first Air Jordans were called Air Jordan I, and each year the number increases by one. The last Air Jordans will be XXIII or XX3, in honor of his jersey number. The convention for basketball shoes in 1984 would be completely white, but the first Air Jordans were black and red, which drew a lot of attention on the shoes and helped make the Air Jordan name famous.
Air Jordans are classified by style and year in which they were produced. The five types are original, exclusive player, retro, retro plus and sample. Each year, Jordan Brand releases just a pair of shoes that were previously released. The reintroduced style is sometimes taken back in different color schemes. Air Jordan's is only released for a day to keep their value and popularity high and to keep the retro style they have intact. Air Jordan also releases Team Jordan shoes that are separate from the signature line that is only for sale day by year.
Nike Air Jordan Flight or Air Jordan Flight 23s are part of the team's shoes that are on sale all the time. Air Jordan Flights usually have the jumpman logo on the page and is an updated version of older Air Jordan models of combinations of previous Air Jordan models. The flight models are often cheaper than the signature models because of the unlimited quantities. Some Air Jordan flights are casual sneakers not intended for basketball games and are therefore low top or low cut sneakers, unlike the typical high top for basketball shoes. Several Nike Air Jordan flights have been released as children's shoes as well.