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Air Jordan 2

Following the Air Jordan 1 was another innovative basketball shoe which was released in 1986, the Air Jordan 2. MJ’s high scores in the 86-87 season inspired Bruce Kiglore in designing the shoe. With the Italian Stallion theme, the AJ2 was created with high-fashion as MJ soared to his first dunk title in the made-in-Italy design.

This was the shoe that Air Jordan decided to become independent from Nike, thus omitting the Swoosh. It sported a sleek faux lizard skin upper and a minimalist silhouette with a full-length Air sole and beefed-up midsole designed to cushion MJ’s injured foot and helped him average a sick 37.1ppg.

The Air Jordan OG comes in White pebbled leather upper with hints of Black and Red while a single-lined perforation lay on the toe area. The Jordan Wings insignia appeared on the tongue as its last existence in the Jordan lineup. From this point on, the use of Jordan Wings logo reached its conclusion.

After its debut in 1987, the AJ2 was retroed in 1994 in limited quantities but it sold disappointingly and ended up on bargain racks. A Nu’Retro took place in 2003 followed by a Re-Retro in 2004, and finally a Re-retro+ lately.

With all the innovations and updates done to make the Air Jordan 2 appeal to the market with delight, only one thing was made sure – Michael Jordan grabbed the fame in the NBA world by winning the Slam-Dunk Champion title.

Original
White/Red (Retro – Nov. 1986)
White/Black (Feb. 1987)
White/Black Low (1987)
White/Red Low (1987)

Retro (1994)
White-Red-Black
White-Red-Black Low

Nu’Retro (2003)
White/Varsity Red
Black/Metallic Silver
White/Midnight Navy/University Blue

Re-Retro (2004-2005)
White/Varsity Red/Black
White/Black-Varsity Red Low

Re-Retro+
Black/Chrome
White/Columbia Blue-Varsity Maize
White/University Blue-Black Low
White/Metallic Silver-Varsity Maize Low
White/Light Steel Grey-Real Pink womens Low

Air Jordan 2