Today, eBay announces the launch of The ’85 Shop: a new retail pop-up store opening in Chicago that honors the birth of the Air Jordan 1 and its rise to dominance in the sneaker wars of the 1980s. Widely considered “the sneaker that started it all,” the origin story of the Air Jordan 1 – told in the just-released film “Air” – is celebrated in eBay’s ’85 Shop. The shop features a complete collection of original Air Jordan 1s in every colorway and a never-before-released Air Jordan 1 sample, alongside other iconic sneakers of the era like the Puma Clyde and Adidas Forum.
“The Air Jordan 1 changed the shoe game forever and ushered in the modern era of sneaker culture,” said Garry Thaniel, Global GM of Sneakers at eBay. “The ’85 Shop gives the community the chance to celebrate one of the most iconic and enduring sneakers ever created, and even own a piece of history.”
The ’85 Shop was curated in partnership with several of eBay’s top sneaker sellers. Jordan Geller of ShoeZeum provided many of the shoes and memorabilia that were featured in the film, while SoleStage curated an offering of modern Air Jordan 1s – one of the top selling sneakers on eBay – in retro colorways, as well as reissues of classic basketball sneakers.PR NewsWire