April 23, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 64
Setting out to rank the Air Jordan Legacy and its individual releases might be the single most difficult ranking task in all of sneakerhead culture. How on earth are you supposed to objectively assess the value of (so many different) shoes that have unique meanings for each of their devotees?! The way Sneaker News has done it over the past couple years is to give our readers a chance to vote in our March Madness Air Jordan tournaments, but each person who submitted a pick has their own top 10 (or 100) in mind. Multiply that by itself and you’ve got a sense of the scope of Russ Bengtson’s ambitious project to rank Complex’s 100 Best Air Jordans, a list that’s absolutely guaranteed to cause its fair share of dissention. We’ve selected one from each group of ten (100-91, 90-81, and so on) to give you a sense of what’s in store, so check out the sneak peek and then head over to Complex for the full list.
100. Air Jordan XVI ‘Ginger’
89. Air Jordan IX ‘Olive’
73. Air Jordan X ‘City Pack’
69. Air Jordan VI ‘White/Maroon’
57. Air Jordan II ‘Melo’
45. Air Jordan XIII ‘White/Black/Red’
37. Air Jordan XII ‘Obsidian’
28. Air Jordan VIII ‘Aqua’
17. Air Jordan V ‘White/Red/Black’
6. Air Jordan IV ‘Black/Cement’
Filed under: Air Jordan
Tags: Complex.com Lists
All White/ metallic silver 5s missing, oreo 4s missing, french blue 7s missing, columbias should be higher.... this list is off.... plus the mochas should be way higher than where theyre at.
Pffft.. How the hell are any of the 2011's and the 2012's better than the Encore 4's and Doernbecher 6's? GTFO
i see where the bc3s take the cake, and at least complex defend its point. personally, the bred 1s would have been #1. the greatest way to draw attention to something is to have it banned, and to invest so much in a fresh player like jordan is a strategy that eventually started a legacy that became a gamechanger in the way people saw sneakers. no one could have foreseen it. there is no other jordan that could be #1 in my mind.
I know everyone has their own opinions, but Bordeaux's at 43?! How can ANYONE agree with them being that low?
Its almost impossible to make a 100 best list. Without even clicking on the link, I know it's either the Bred 11, or BC 3.
Fusions? Get the f u c k outta here. How hard would it have been for dude to put a f u c k ing pic of each shoe in the actual article?
Why are the 2012 jordans on this list? I dont agree with black cement 3's as #1, maybe top 10 but not at #1
we already know the concords are #1...so weak...the shoe game went down hill after that concord release last year
copped 4 pair of them playoffs this weekend. cant wait to resell at a VERY high price!! haha christmas came early!
I love a man with a hotdog and a bun , shoe and a gun, spin my wheel, clap them heels for those retro 5!
I would SO let ANY man teabag the living S*** out of me for all the shoes on this page!!! i would let sneakernews or ANYBODY do whatever they want with me just to have EVERY shoe on this collection!!!! I LOVE JORDANS
this is a really huff list. Im sick of people di** riding jordans like they are shoes made from god himself. Addidas and reebok's are where to go bro.
really? im sure u have encore 4's, natural 1's, spt blue 6's, og FR 4's, og blacktoe 1's and undftd 4's. GTFO