When the Air Jordan 1 dropped in 1985, it already had a game-changing reputation. Michael Jordan wore the shoe throughout his rookie campaign in the 1984-85 season, averaging 28.2 points per game to earn All-Star and Rookie of the Year honors. The banned black-red colorway
generated a $5,000 fine from the NBA each time he wore them for violating the league’s uniform policy. And the legacy began.