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Ranking the Best Signature Air Jordan Sneakers of All Time
"His Airness" taking off from the free-throw line during the 1988 Gatorade Slam Dunk Championship. Via Walter Iooss/Si.com

Air Jordans are to the shoe game what Michael Jordan is to the game of basketball.

Flashy and stylistic like MJ himself, Air Jordans have come to epitomize "His Airness," both on and off the court, drawing inspiration from all facets of his life on the way to becoming an international commodity.

It's no secret that Jordan's signature kicks turned the shoe game on its axis, but it's fair to say few predicted the monumental global success of the Jordan brand.

According to Forbes.com, Air Jordans accounted for 71 percent of the U.S. basketball sneaker market share in 2011, and the numbers have likely only grown since then.

His sneakers have became so popular they may have surpassed even their namesake's legacy.

In honor of Jordan's 50th birthday, I'd like to revisit the greatest signature basketball shoes ever made by ranking the top 10 Air Jordans of all time.

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