by Steve Jaconetta

In honor of his 36th birthday, today we take a look at Usher's amazing year of exclusive Air Jordans.

Its no surprise to see celebrities with limited or exclusive sneakers these days however, not everyone can claim to have their own personal colorways. No stranger to the sneaker scene, Usher began to really gain ground when he received a pair of 'Pantone' Air Jordan 11 Retros for his 35th birthday, straight from the G.O.A.T.'s Tinker Hatfield and Mark Smith. Yes, that pair set to drop this holiday season as a part of the Air Jordan Ultimate Gift Of Flight Pack, and a rumored release over the past few years.

After that, the singer received his own exclusive colorways of the Air Jordan 3 Retro (RIP), Air Jordan 9 Retro and the coveted Air Jordan 11 Retro, all in gold. He even showed off a 'Cool Grey' pair featuring white elephant print in place of the traditional patent leather. With other musicians like Drake and Macklemore getting exclusive J's of their own, where does Usher's pairs rank? Is he the 'Jordan King' of the dance floor? Let us know in the comments below.


Air Jordan 3 Retro 'Gold'

First Spotted: November 9, 2013


Air Jordan 9 Retro 'Gold'

First Spotted: November 9, 2013


Air Jordan 11 Retro 'Pantone'

First Spotted: October 30, 2013


Air Jordan 11 Retro 'Elephant Print'

First Spotted: March 7, 2014


Air Jordan 11 Retro 'Gold'

First Spotted: July 11, 2014


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Steve Jaconetta is the Release Dates & Archive Editor of Sole Collector and you can follow him on Twitter here.