Air Jordans. Photo via
Air Jordans. Photo via
Prince was a pacesetter in fashion, including shoes. But the late music icon wasn’t instrumental in Michael Jordan joining the Nike brand. Nor did the Purple One design Air Jordans.

That rumor has been making the rounds.

But as hoax-busting site Snopes reported Sunday: “The claim that Prince designed the Air Jordan 1 is also based on fantasy, as the first Air Jordan sneakers were created by Peter Moore. … Although Michael Jordan praised Prince as having inspired him throughout his career, the musician apparently had no direct impact on Jordan’s commercial success with Nike.”

Others who didn’t get the memo:

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