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The Best Vintage Air Jordans Available on eBay Right Now!

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The market for vintage Air Jordans is the hottest it’s ever been. Collectors are turning to online platforms like eBay to share their OG gems with other passionate sneakerheads thanks to the Authenticity Guarantee service that offers peace of mind for both buyers and sellers.

Inspecting vintage sneakers is an art in itself, so eBay’s pro authentication partners have been trained up to look for all those small tidbits to ensure any vintage pairs that pass through the authentication centre are not only original examples, but are 100 per cent legit!

For those looking to delve into the world of vintage Jordans, here’s a quick refresher on some of the most popular models that are available on eBay right now – all covered by the Authenticity Guarantee!

Air Jordan 1 (1985)

With the overwhelming abundance of modern Air Jordan 1 colourways and multicoloured releases from the past few years, some purists are now looking for something a little more period correct. Collectors will argue the original cut is different, particularly at the ankles. The uppers of pairs kept in good condition are still extremely supple, especially if gently broken in. Plus, there are still a couple of 1985 Air Jordan 1 colourways yet to retro, namely the ‘Metallic Orange’, so the only way to get them is to buy OGs!

Air Jordan 7 (1992)

With the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games in full swing, many will also be reminiscing about Barcelona 1992, where Michael Jordan and the USA ‘Dream Team’ swept the field with an undefeated run en route to a celebrated gold medal. Part of that success has to be attributed to the Air Jordan 7s that MJ wore. These shoes also provide a technological masterclass from designer Tinker Hatfield, who included a neoprene liner borrowed from the Air Huarache – another of his legendary Nike designs.

Air Jordan 11 (1996)

Recently voted by Sneaker Freaker readers as the greatest hoop shoe of the 90s, it’s easy to see why the Air Jordan 11 is so popular with its glossy patent leather mudguard and near-formal presentation. Pristine examples of the original AJ11 ‘Concord’ will also feature true ice soles, as opposed to the blue-tinted version found on subsequent reissues. While the ‘Playoffs’ edition, AKA ‘Bred’, will have a white-trimmed mudguard – a detail authenticators will be looking for in particular.

Air Jordan 14 (1999)

The Last Dance was responsible in part for renewing interest in the later members of the long Air Jordan series, as it relived all of the emotions of that iconic moment from Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals. MJ had actually worn a prototype of the Air Jordan 14, ignoring the behest of Tinker Hatfield – and it certainly paid off. The design is still underrated and has aged very well – as have the plush leather uppers and sportscar-inspired aesthetics.

Shop for vintage Jordans and more on eBay with confidence thanks to the Authenticity Guarantee service!

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