The first retirement of Michael Jordan might have been a devastating moment for Basketball fans, but following his leave sparked a sneaker initiative for the Jordan Brand. The idea to release older models of Air Jordans made its mark on the court, later being named as Retro Jordans. As an enhanced version of the OG Air Jordan, Nike decided to bring back the first three models MJ wore in his playing days. Unfortunately, fans weren’t too impressed by these releases, but Nike didn’t stop there. In 1998, after MJ’s second retirement, the newly founded Jordan Brand slightly modified the shoe to attract more people of that generation. Sneakerheads today treat the ‘Retro’ Jordan like collectible items, stored in a protective vault to showcase only for style, rather than performance. As a high demand sneaker, Retro Jordans have become one of the hottest releases week after week to the tune of over a billion dollars in retail sales annually. As the Retro Jordan continues to rise to stardom, the vault becomes too heavy, seeking to a level of golden treasures.