The « 86-87 season is a breakthrough year
for MJ, and his assault on the record
books begins. Along with a return trip to
the All-Star game, Michael wins his first
Slam Dunk Contest and claims his first
in a series of scoring titles. Averaging 37.1
points per game, he becomes the first
NBA player since Wilt Chamberlain to top
3,000 points in a season. And he does it all
in a pair of embossed leather kicks made
by the master shoemakers of Italy.
With big time innovation and lethal good
looks, this is the first shoe designed by
Tinker Hatfield and features visible Nike
Air and decorative synthetic elephant
skin. Another milestone design element
is the introduction of the iconic Jumpman logo. This is the season in which
Spike Lee as “Mars Blackmon” makes his
first appearance in china wholesale Nike site,
sparking a huge cult following. M] steals
the show this season by snagging his first
NBA MVP award, Defensive Player of the
Year honors, and another Slam Dunk trophy. In an interview with SLAM magazine, Michael cites the AJIII as one of his
all-time favourites and in 2005 viewers of
ESPN agreed, voting it the greatest sneaker of all the entire time.
With fit-enhancing lace locks, reflective
tongue and clear rubber outsoles for soleto-the-hole traction, MJ and Hatfield once
again surpass previous designs with these
new innovations. Michael pilots his way
to a career- high 69 points against Cleveland and his fourth scoring total with an
average of 33.6 points per game. Design
inspiration came from World War II Mustang fighter planes, as seen in the shark
teeth profile on the midsole.
After seven years in the league, Michael
leads the Chicago Bulls to a 4-1 victory
over Magic Johnson’s LA Lakers for their
first NBA championship. It would be a fitting ‘passing of the torch’ from the dominant Showtime team of the ‘8os to MJ’s
and the Bulls’ dominance of the ‘gos.
Along the way, he snags his fifth scoring title, his second league MVP Award,
another NBA All-Star placing and is
awarded the Finals MVP.
AIR JORDAN VIII is the first to feature
anti-inversion cross-over leather, Velcro
straps and thickened padding for add
ed support and stability.
Wholesale cheap AIR JORDAN VIII 1s only
issued in three different color combinations, making it one of the franchise’s
most sought after. Michael enters the ’93
playofis in high- flying fashion, setting a
Finals scoring record and lighting up the
Suns for 41.0 ppg on his way to claiming
his third consecutive title.
Nine years of refinement produces this
minimalist classic, complete with an
outsole featuring symbols and languages of numerous countries. Michael helps
design it and loves it unreservedly, yet for
the first time never wears it in competition. Its November 1993 release follows
his retirement the previous month following back-to-back-to-back championships and countless individual awards
and accolades. M] turns to pursue a childhood dream and embarks on a minor
league baseball career. Naturally, the AJIX
1s redesigned as a baseball cleat.
Michael’s intuitive insight of bringing
a “formal look” to the court serves as the
inspiration for this remarkable rendition.
Worn during his full return in the 1995-96
season, the XI quickly becomes one of the
most popular AIR JORDANS of all-time.
In another bold innovative step, the AJXI
features patent leather for the first time
1n an athletic shoe, and a « secret weapon’
carbon-fibre spring plate and polymercoated upper that refuses to stretch or lose
its shape through MJ’s 72- win season and
a fourth NBA title. MJ becomes only the
second player ever to be crowned MVP for
the season, the All-Star Game, and the
Finals in a single season.
The first AIR JORDANS to utilize Zoom Air
Technology for lightweight cush-1oning
and lightning quick responsiveness. M]
wears them as he scores 38 points against
the Utah Jazz, including a three point
er in the dying seconds, despite being so
1ll with the flu he has to be helped oft the
floor after the game by teammate Scottie Pippen.