Air Jordan XVII: His Airness Returns Again


After putting out quite a decent sneaker in the Air Jordan XVI, Wilson Smith III was again given the task of creating another sneaker for the Air Jordan line. To add to the excitement of a new Air Jordan sneaker was the fact that JORDAN WAS BACK!!! In 2002, Michael resigned as the President of Basketball Operations for the Washington Wizards and was returning to the NBA to play once again […]

Air Jordan XVI: Introducing the Jordan Shroud


It is now second year after Michael Jordan’s retirement and it doesn’t look like he is going to come back to bless us with more memories. On top of that the genius behind the last 13 Air Jordan sneakers has stepped down from being the head designer…LORD HAVE MERCY…what next Nike decides to just stop making shoes…*SIGH* With all that said someone would have to step up and continue designing these high demanded sneakers […]

Air Jordan XV: So Long to Tinker Hatfield


With Michael Jordan officially retired, Mr Tinker Hatfield was left with the task of designing a sneaker that represented Jordan without actually having him ever play a game in them. A task that I am sure no one envied him for…in the end the Air Jordan XV was born […]

Air Jordan XIV: The Final Shot Shoe

Air Jordan 14

So it is official this time Jordan has left the NBA on his own terms and people like myself are wondering…WHAT ABOUT THE SHOES? Don’t even try and fool yourself to think that anyone in the NBA can wear an Air Jordan sneaker like his Airness could. One of the things that people did not realize during the 1998 NBA Finals was that not only did Michael Jordan bless us with one of the MOST memorable moments in sports history […]

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