When it comes to Air Jordan Lows, sneakerheads fall all across the spectrum. Some love them and cop as if they would any other Jordan release. Some are so loyal to mids or highs they refuse to wear lows. And others dismiss them altogether and consider lows nearly sacrilegious to the brand. Like all Jordans, pairs hit and pairs miss and low models are no exception. Regardless of what the popular opinion is, Jordan Lows are here to stay and, the fact is, there are more than a few models better looking than the original. That doesn’t stop with the Jordan II and the Jordan XI, either.
When it comes to the I, III, IV, and other indisputable classic sneakers, any Jordan low model can’t hold a candle stylistically. When you factor in the classic moments from back in the day when the man himself was actually wearing these shoes, you can see there’s no comparison. But, as the line progressed and more technology and bells and whistles were added, some low models became more attractive than their original counterparts. Such was the case with the XVII, XIX, some colorways of the XI, the XX9, and more. The point is, despite what some sneaker enthusiasts will tell you, there is a place for the lows in Jordan lore.
Lows don’t typically have the same prestigious history as the normal Jordan line but the legacy is being built and continues this Saturday with the release of the Air Jordan V Low “Alternate ’90” at Champs Sports. In the meantime, to get ready, check out the Best Air Jordan Lows Ever.
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