The design of the Air Jordan XIX was inspired by the most dangerous snake on earth, the Black Mamba. This was the lightest and most supportive Air Jordan sneaker at the time of its release. This is the countdown pack version that comes in a split box. July 2008 limited release. And it is one of the most innovative basketball shoes of all time, the Air Jordan 19 Retro is back and true to its original 2004 design. Its high-tech, braided sleeve delivers secure support, while Zoom Air cushioning keeps you flying on the court.