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We <3 retro Jordans

I spotted these two wearing retro Air Jordan VII and Air Jordan III, respectively, in Greenwich Village. Seeing the old-school shoes immediately took me back to my childhood, when I routinely hounded my parents for the latest pair of Air Jordans.

My love affair with Mike's kicks dates back to the 1980's, when I was an impressionable preteen growing up in suburban Atlanta. Though my love for the shoes started to wane in the mid-1990s, Air Jordans will always hold a special place in my heart, right next to my Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby cassette, the NBA on NBC, and Nickelodeon's god-awful Hey Dude show.  

From 1988: vintage Air Jordan III commercials featuring Spike Lee as Mars Blackmon

The staying power of the shoes is largely due to His Airness' legendary career, Nike's unique designs, and a revolutionary marketing campaign that launched Jordan and his shoes into the realm of Babe Ruth and Muhammad Ali.  Retro but always in style, the Air Jordan stands beside Chuck Taylor All Stars as the perfect complement for any outfit.