Are Nike Air named after Michael Jordan?

Did Nike Air come from Jordan?

The original Air Jordan sneakers were produced exclusively for Michael Jordan in late 1984, and released to the public on April 1, 1985. The shoes were designed for Nike by Peter Moore, Tinker Hatfield, and Bruce Kilgore.

Why are Air Jordans called Air Jordans?

“Nike had just come out with this new technology for their running shoes called air soles,” says Falk. “And obviously Michael played in the air, so I said, ‘I got it, we’re going to call it Air Jordan. ‘”

Does Michael Jordan own Jordan?

No, Michael Jordan doesn’t own Jordans Nike, Inc. does, and it’s a very common misconception as the brand was named after the NBA player.

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