It’s December 10th, 1984. Michael Jordan is on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine
It’s December 10th, 1984. Michael Jordan is on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine facing off with three Milwaukee Bucks defenders in their red-tipped, gradient green uniforms; the inspiration behind this Air Jordan 1.
Nike Jordan pay tribute to the issue that claimed ‘A Star is Born’; delivering the OG Air Jordan with a Swoosh that gets its colours from the Bucks’ ‘80s uniforms.
Backed up in black and white tumbled leathers, the commemorative sneaker is dipped with vibrant red accents – a nod to MJ’s own Chicago Bulls kit – while the AJ1’s signature look is cemented with a traction-fuelled sole that fully encapsulates Nike’s fundamental Air technology.