words // Zac Dubasik

In a long line of legendary signature shoes, the Air Jordan 3 stands near the top. Not only is it a classic for reasons like being the first Air Jordan with visible Air, and the shoe that introduced both elephant print and the Jumpman, it played a major role in ensuring the rest of the Air Jordan line even happened.

That's right. If the Air Jordan 3 wasn't what it was, there may have never been an Air Jordan 4. Or 5. Or 11. To find out how it all went down, check out the latest video in our Everything You Should Know series, on the Air Jordan 3.