Official "When did MJ wear those??" post and FAQs!!

Discussion in 'Jordan Brand' started by ijapino, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. WhiteKyrie

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    Yes he did, in the 1996 Eastern conference semi finals he broke them out ... had arguably his best playoff game in them too besides game 4 of the ECF and game 3 of the Finals ...

    Game 3 in New York the Knicks were being ultra physical and Oakley was punking and intimidating MJ’s supporting cast. Pippen was putrid offensively as he typically was in the second three peat.

    Jordan dropped 46 in the IE low, embarrassed Bonner hard core on a pump fake post up pivot move, broke his ankles really ... check out the highlights. Oh and he hit a major clutch 3 to put the game into OT. Bulls just couldn’t hang on, no production from anyone else.

    But this notion that Kobe, or even Arenas started the low top basketball shoe trend is absolutely ridiculous. Mike wore lows in the playoffs with the II’s, XI’s, and XIII’s. Well before either of those guys did. He was always trying to be quicker especially in the playoffs after a season full of wear and tear.

    Wore the XI IE low quite a few times that playoffs until he rolled his ankle game 3 vs Orlando and went back to the mids. But did break out some lows in the Finals with patent leather and not the IE though.

    Still waiting on a proper retro of the playoff XI IE low.
     
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  2. JRepp23

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    MJ debuted the XI IE low in game 1 against the Knicks that year. Going into the series with back spasms resulting from Game 2 against the Heat in the 1st round. He ended up dropping 44 I believe.
     
  3. WhiteKyrie

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    Correct.

    I remember they released that weekend the series started too.

    Walked into finish line, and it’s funny now with always knowing sneaker releases so far in advance but walking in and then being like “damn what are those?!” and immediately got a pair of the Breds.

    Then eventually the white elephant print ones for summer wear.
     
  4. thuglife67898

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    I think the 2003 retros were pretty decent.
     
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  5. KanyIZZY

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    They were but they were wrong and then they proceeded to release them wrong time and time again.
     
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  6. joekamel

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    Wrong thread.
     
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  7. toneagain

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    @WhiteKyrie or wikikyrie; nice read
     
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    Don’t know if already posted, but what’s MJ wearing here!
     
  9. Ritchie X Rich

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    Alpha Force Low. The Just Don Legacy 312 shoe took inspiration from it as well.
     
  10. MedozK23

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    Love this thread
     
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  11. JRepp23

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    With you there. I wish more would post on it.
     
  12. MedozK23

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    Looking back through this thread. Did Jordan ever wear the V without the number on the side? Metallics or Fire Red. I have seen pictures of all three Metallic, Fire Red, and Black Tongues with the number, but can't find any without the number.
     
  13. AIR J XIII

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    1991 All-Star Game and the entire 1991 Playoff run.

     
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  14. JRepp23

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    ^^^^Never gets old watching.
     
  15. JRepp23

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    All the pics I have ever seen is with the 23 on the side. I dont think he ever wore a pair without it. At least in game.
     
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  16. MedozK23

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    So the following Vs are the closest we have to retros of the PEs he wore.
    2013 Black Tongue w ‘23’
    2011 Metallic w ‘23’
    2008 CDP Fire Red w ‘23’

    None of these with Nike Air branding. Wonder if we will ever get true remastered versions.
     
  17. JRepp23

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    Eventually we will.
     
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  18. MedozK23

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    Anyone know of any other Air Ship colorways here wore? Here are the 3 I could find.
     

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  19. MedozK23

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    Here are the AJ1 colorways.
     

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    AJII
     

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    AJ V
     

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  25. AIR J XIII

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    Technically the "black tongue" has never not had the 23, going back the the OG in 1990.

    And the CDP 5s did have one change, the "shark tooth" on the medial side was changed to red instead of white.

    Yes. There's a vid showing it I posted in here years ago. Ill try to find it...
     
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