The first Air Jordan shoe was produced for the 1984-1985 basketball season. Before the 1985 Air Jordan, all basketball shoes were white. Shortly after they came out, the NBA banned the Air Jordan for its use of non-regulation colors. Michael Jordan wore his namesake brand anyway.
Air Jordan has introduced a new design each year since 1987's Air Jordan II. The design released in September of 2014 was the 29th in the series. Air Jordans through 2000 featured red, black and white for the design release. Though variations in color are often available, different colors do not constitute different designs. Each year's design is named.