Inspired by the Air Jordan 1 High, the Air Jordan 1 Mid features similar design elements but in a mid-top version. This colorway features different color Nike swooshes to offset the black and white base. Drawing inspiration from the iconic Air Jordan 1 the Air Jordan 1 Mid features similar design elements as the original but is updated with modern materials for a spin on the shoe that started an on-court sensation back in 1985. The AJ 1 is a piece of basketball and sneaker history. Simply put, the Air Jordan 1 is the sneaker that started it all. Michael Jordan's first signature model was released in 1985, and is the only Air Jordan model that sports a Nike Swoosh. The Air Jordan 1 violated the NBA's uniform policy, which led to Jordan being fined $5,000 a game, and became a topic of a popular Nike commercial.