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The only thing that rivals the growing global popularity of basketball is the sport's footwear. Basketball shoes are both practical and stylish, and two sneakers have separated themselves from the rest: Air Jordans and Nike Air Force 1s. Air Jordans became a symbol of status and greatness in the sneaker game thanks to His Royal Airness, Michael Jordan. The clean style of the Nike Air Force 1s became a hit amongst rappers and, eventually, the mainstream. Which sneaker is better? 👟🏀

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The man. The myth. The sneaker. Michael Jordan's legacy is not limited to the basketball court. His shoes also changed the game for basketball players and started the trend of signature shoe lines for players. But for many fans, it isn't about the shoe, it's about the man who started them. Here is an excerpt from a Newsweek article regarding the shoe line:

It’s a subculture within the subculture. They’re attached to a Michael Jordan who did things on the court that no one will be able to replicate. I mean, the guy played with a full-blown flu. He couldn’t walk off the court. That drive and that ambition transfers into the sneakers as something tangible that we can hold and touch.

Check out The Tylt Sports Editor Daniel Tran and The Ringer's Tyler Tynes breaking Air Jordans and their significance beyond the basketball court!

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Air Force 1s were introduced by Nike in 1982 as the first shoe with the brand's Air technology and cup soles. They weren't widely used at first, but became a huge part of mainstream culture after rapper Nelly popularized the kicks in his song "Air Force Ones." Afterward, Air Force 1s became a necessity in any sneakerhead's collection. Many love the pure, all-white version, but the shoe has transformed into a canvas of self-expression. Here is Jian DeLeon with High Snobiety with more:

The Air Force 1 becomes much more than a shoe; it becomes a medium for self-expression. And that creativity extends to the people who wear the kicks in their own way. As more and more sneakerheads and stylish citizens around the world get dressed from the feet up, the Air Force 1 continues to be the ideal foundation where sport, fashion, and timelessness meet in the middle.
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