Made in ItalyThe Air Jordan II (2) was released after Michael Jordan’s second year in the NBA. Every single pair of Air Jordan II was made in Italy. The Air Jordan II featured quality Italian leather which was inspired fram a 19th century Italian woman’s boot. The original colorway was white and red. Three other colors of the Air Jordan II were released in 1987. The Air Jordan II was actually released to the general public during the 1987-88 NBA season, which was Michael’s third season in the NBA.
The First Nike Sneaker Without The SwooshThe Air Jordan II was the first sneaker made by Nike that did not feature Nike’s trademark swoosh logo.
The Last Air Jordans by Peter MooreBruce Kilgore and Peter Moore designed the Air Jordan II. The Air Jordan II would also be last pair of Air Jordans designed by Peter Moore. Just like the Air Jordan I, a lot of innovative design went into the Air Jordan II. The low-top and high-top versions of the Air Jordan II were very different from other basketball shoes.
Popularity Of The Air Jordan IIMany considered the Air Jordan II’s to be very stylish. The high top and low top versions of the Air Jordan II were just as popular as the Air Jordan I’s.
Michael Jordan’s Breakout SeasonDuring this season, Michael Jordan was averaging 37.1 points per game and he would become the first player since Wilt Chamberlin to score more than 3,000 points in a season. Michael was selected to the NBA All-Star Game, won the Slam-Dunk Competition, and was named to the All-NBA First Team.
Mystery Of The Black Air Jordan II’sThe Air Jordan II are the only pair of Air Jordans that were not released with a black version. There were many theories that tried to explain why a black version of the Air Jordan II’s was never released, but this mystery continues to puzzle collectors. The mystery was soon fixed when retro releases of the Air Jordan II were introduced. Some of the retro releases featured black colorways.
Air Jordan II In The Media
Air Jordan II Commercial – Rock A Baby
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