The Jordan shoe box is truly one of the most interesting parts of a Jordan release. We all love to save all our shoe boxes, and have tons of them stacked up! Keep scrolling to see the evolution of three decades of Jordan boxes!
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THE JORDAN SHOE BOX
This is where the entire Jordan lineup history started. However, as monumental as that moment was, its Jordan shoe box was pretty basic! It came with the OG red and white Nike box!
Next, AJII! The Air Jordan IIs marked the beginning of the truly spectacular Jordan shoe box. Nike really decided to shake it up with a box featuring the OG WINGS logo. Each one came with a ‘MADE IN ITALY’ symbol!
But, what about the IVs? The Air Jordan IVs came with a pretty straightforward box! It featured a completely black cover with the red Jumpman branding!
AIR JORDAN VI
So, the thing about the VIs is that, not only are they one of the most incredible Jordans ever! But, they also released it with a cement-splattered base box!
At this point, Nike was kinda slacking!
Although this model shared the same Jordan shoe box, it got the slightest update! A black and silver colorway!
AIR JORDAN IX
After MJ got his third ring, he decided to leave the game. And so, the Air Jordan IX marked the first Jordan release without MJ!
BUT, they still used the same box!
At this point, it was basically crickets for the Jordan shoe box!
Although Nike decided to use this box twice, it was actually the last of its design! The black and red cover box.
AIR JORDAN XII
The Air Jordan XII used the same black box with the red cover for its release. A sneaker box that pays homage to the Bulls colorway!
Next, we’ve got a very special Jordan shoe box – the Air Jordan XIII box. This was the first one NOT to come with the Nike Swoosh or Air logo! Only Jumpman!
The Air Jordan XIVs also used the same box as the XIIIs. But, what makes them special is that this was the LAST one MJ wore with the Bulls!
AIR JORDAN XV
These never hit Mike’s feet but the box remained the same as the last two models and helped put an end to Jordan Brand as we remember it when Michael Jordan was in white, red, and black.
Also, this release recycled the same white, red, and black box!
It was the year 2002, and Jordan was back to business! And so, this called for a special Jordan shoe box release! This one came with a briefcase and an interactive CD!
However, the Jordan shoe box that takes the cake happens to be the Air Jordan XIX! It came with a two-tone split case that parted when you opened it! Half grey half black! Very innovative and creative!
This Jordan shoe box was also a recycled version of the XIX but it had velcro straps instead! And, it came with a premium mesh bag inside the box! And, it had an orange box cover!
The only way to describe this Jordan shoe box is a Big Mac box.
The 2008 box was the last one that featured a roman numerical system. It came with a black textured case and very little branding.
AIR JORDAN XXIV
Also, another epic-looking Jordan shoe box happens to be the one with the Air Jordan XXIVs. Although it looked like some kind of geometric shape, it was still epic!
And, we can’t forget about the Air Jordan XXV that came with a SUPER generic cardboard box! A super basic box!
The 2011 Jordan was part of the “Choose Your Flight” campaign that also came with a white box. But, the J definitely made up for it!
AIR JORDAN XXVII
Then, a year later, we got the Jordan shoe box that was definitely on its way to fly. It was an all-black box with a three-tier construction!
But then, the XX8s came out, and they were a bit more controversial. Thankfully, they didn’t look like a Big Mac box. But, they did look like a laptop case more than a sneaker case!
The Air Jordan XX9 was a pioneer of all Jordans! And, it came with a very cool Jordan shoe box with a special pattern. The burnt red color with the black combo made for a definite winner!
Finally, to conclude our list, we’ve got the Air Jordan XXX. This shoe box featured the white cover box with the OG, classic black case! A true timeless Jordan shoe box!