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Rarest Air Jordans
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Rarest and Most Desirable Air Jordans

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
Nike Sky High Air Jordans

Nike Sky High Air Jordans

(White/Red/Grey colorway of the Air Jordan Sky Highs)

Air Sky High Jordans

Air Jordan Dunks
Unreleased Samples
Air Jordan Dunks

Air Jordan Dunks

Air Jordan Original I “Lakers”
Very little pairs of these sneakers are in existence today.
Air Jordan Original I Lakers

Air Jordan Original I Lakers

Air Jordan Original I K.O. Sales Sample
On this pair, you will see that there are no wings logo.
Air Jordan Original I K.O. Sales Sample

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 Rare Color way

Air Jordan Original I Lows Sales Samples
Sales sample
Air Jordan Original I Lows Sales Samples

Air Jordan Original I Lows Sales Samples

Air Jordan II K.O
Released in 1986-87, very few pairs around.
Air Jordan II K.O
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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 Icey Soles

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 III MJ Birthday

Air Jordan Retro IV “Eminem”
About 50 pairs were made for Eminem to give to his friends and family.
Air Jordan Retro IV Eminem

Air Jordan Retro IV Lasers
Sample pairs of the red laser Jordan IV were made around 2005.
Air Jordan Retro IV Lasers

Air Jordan Retro IV “Undftd”
Only 72 pairs were released. They were auctioned off on the Undftd website.
Air Jordan Retro IV Undftd

Air Jordan Retro IV “Multi-Colored”
Very few samples were made back in 1999.
Air Jordan Retro IV Multi-Colored

Air Jordan Retro IV Multi-Colored

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 MJ Only Samples

Air Jordan Retro IV Samples
Samples of this model was released around 1999
Air Jordan Retro IV Samples

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 Original V Colored Netting

Air Jordan VI Original Carmine/September Blue
Carmine VI uppers with a Jordan VI September Blue midsole color way
Air Jordan VI Original Carmine/September Blue

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 VI Batman Returns
Air Jordan VI Batman Returns
Air Jordan VI Batman Returns

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 "Bugs Bunnies" aka Hare Jordans
Air Jordan VII "Bugs Bunnies" aka Hare Jordans

Air Jordan VII Olympic Look See Sample
On the back instead of number 9 it is number 23.
Air Jordan VII Olympic Look See Sample

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 Original IX/X Prototype

Air Jordan XI 45
This pair of Jordan XI were made for Michael when he came out of retirement.
Air Jordan XI 45

Air Jordan Retro XI Sample
This sample was made in 2001 (I believe that is correct)
Air Jordan Retro XI Sample

Air Jordan XI I.E. “Referee”
This pair of Air Jordan XI I.E. were made for the NBA referee’s.
Air Jordan XI I.E. Referee

Air Jordan Original XI I.E. Samples
Original Pair of samples AJ XI I.E. Picture taken from a magazine.
Air Jordan Original XI I.E. Samples

Air Jordan Retro XII Sample
Only samples were made of this color way.
Air Jordan Retro XII Sample

Air Jordan Retro XII Lows “Chocolate”
Few samples are floating around.
Air Jordan Retro XII Lows Chocolate

Air Jordan XIII Prototype
Prototype, never released to the public.
Air Jordan XIII Prototype

Air Jordan XVI Unreleased Sample
Sample pairs were made, but never released to the public.
Air Jordan XVI Unreleased Sample

Air Jordan XVI Prototype
Not released to the public. Prototypes only.
Air Jordan XVI Prototype

Air Jordan XIX Samples
Sample pair of AJ XIX. Marble on the toe.
Air Jordan XIX Samples

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.


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