Air Jordan II Sneakers, Air Jordan 2 Sneakers

The II literally becomes high fashion as Air Jordan soars to its first dunk title in an ultra clean, made-in-Italy design.

The designer of the Air Jordan 2 is either Bruce Kilgore or Eric Huber of King’s College. So far, there’s no official source to confirm any of them as the real creators. The low-tops were very stylish, produced in Italy and were far from the ordinary basketball shoes.

In a season where Michael Jordan became the first player since Wild Chamberlain to top 3000 points in a single season, setting a new NBA record of 61 points against the Atlanta Hawks, Nike came with this new model in 1986, the Air Jordan 2, which unfortunately, thanks to its 100 dollar price tag, never came close to the popularity of its predecessor.

Another hit came when Michael Jordan broke one of his ankles while wearing one of the Air Jordan II’s, which let many potential buyers to think that the shoes were to blame and think of them as potentially dangerous.

Air Jordan II Sneakers

Air Jordan II Sneakers

Air Jordan 2 Retros

Air Jordan 2 also performed poorly when retroed the first time, in 1994-1995. But just like the Air Jordan 1, in the 2004 re-retro release, the sales were astonishing.

The best performance of all was that of the white/black-red colorway model, which led Nike to include a black-suede in all retros they’ve made since.

The Air Jordan 2 is the last shoe in the line to feature the “Wings” logo on it. It’s interesting that it’s the only Air Jordan that was never released in an ‘all black’ model, in spite of numerous sketches and prototypes that suggested it might happen someday.

That ‘someday’ took place in 2004, when Nike released the Air Jordan II as a re-retro in a black version that looked astonishing, which let many to wonder why they didn’t do it from the beginning.

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