Sneaker Files has compiled a list of the rarest Air Jordans. The following list shows some of the most desirable and the most rare Air Jordans ever.
Nike “Sky High” Air Jordans
This pair of Nike Air Jordan “Sky Highs” was made back in the early 1980s. Its believed that the purpose of this sneaker was to check out how the Jumpman logo holds up on a pair of shoes
(White/Red/Grey colorway of the Air Jordan Sky Highs)
Air Jordan Dunks
Air Jordan Original I “Lakers”
Very little pairs of these sneakers are in existence today.
Air Jordan Original I K.O. Sales Sample
On this pair, you will see that there are no wings logo.
Air Jordan Original I Rare Color way
Very rare colorway of the original Air Jordan I. It is not known as of yet if they were a sample or released to the public.
Air Jordan Original I Lows Sales Samples
Air Jordan Retro III “Icey Soles”
Some sample pairs were made of the Air Jordan Retro III with a see-through sole.
Air Jordan Retro III MJ Birthday
This pair of Air Jordan III was made for Michael Jordan’s 40th Birthday. Only one pair was ever made.
Air Jordan Retro IV “Eminem”
About 50 pairs were made for Eminem to give to his friends and family.
Air Jordan Retro IV Lasers
Sample pairs of the red laser Jordan IV were made around 2005.
Air Jordan Retro IV “Undftd”
Only 72 pairs were released. They were auctioned off on the Undftd website.
Air Jordan Retro IV “Multi-Colored”
Very few samples were made back in 1999.
Air Jordan Retro IV “MJ Only” Samples
This pair of Laser IVs are rumored to be made only for Michael Jordan. The pair pictured is a size 13.5 (Mjs size).
Air Jordan Retro IV Samples
Samples of this model was released around 1999
Air Jordan Original V Colored Netting
These two pairs of Original Air Jordan V have a different color netting. They are beyond rare.
Air Jordan VI Original Carmine/September Blue
Carmine VI uppers with a Jordan VI September Blue midsole color way
Air Jordan VI “Batman Returns”
When the Air Jordan VI came out, a pair was altered for Bruce Wayne in the movie “Batman Forever”. Some pairs were made out of suede, and others were made out of leather.
Air Jordan VII “Bugs Bunnies” aka Hare Jordans
With the movie “Space Jam” in theater Nike made a special model of the Air Jordan VII aka “Hare Jordans”. Select Niketowns received pairs to have on display.
Air Jordan VII Olympic Look See Sample
On the back instead of number 9 it is number 23.
Air Jordan Original IX/X Prototype
A very small number exists in the world, the midsole is from the Jordan IX and the rest of the shoe is from the Jordan X.
Air Jordan XI 45
This pair of Jordan XI were made for Michael when he came out of retirement.
Air Jordan Retro XI Sample
This sample was made in 2001 (I believe that is correct)
Air Jordan XI I.E. “Referee”
This pair of Air Jordan XI I.E. were made for the NBA referee’s.
Air Jordan Original XI I.E. Samples
Original Pair of samples AJ XI I.E. Picture taken from a magazine.
Air Jordan Retro XII Sample
Only samples were made of this color way.
Air Jordan Retro XII Lows “Chocolate”
Few samples are floating around.
Air Jordan XIII Prototype
Prototype, never released to the public.
Air Jordan XVI Unreleased Sample
Sample pairs were made, but never released to the public.
Air Jordan XVI Prototype
Not released to the public. Prototypes only.
Air Jordan XIX Samples
Sample pair of AJ XIX. Marble on the toe.
You will find some of the Rarest Air Jordans on the planet at Sneaker Files. Everything Rare from Original to Retro Jordans, Prototypes to Unreleased Jordans to the color way that never made production.