Michael Jordan’s banned air ship is about to exit

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The sneakers Michael Jordan wore in his first games with the Chicago Bulls should finally be released after about 36 years. Italian retailer Backdoor Bottega is set to launch the Air Ship Pro this Saturday, August 1.

Jordan laced up the Nike Air Ship Pro at the start of the 1984-85 season, before wearing the Air Jordan 1. He was sadly prohibited from wearing the old one because the colourway did not match NBA standards at the time. time. This ultimately led to a fine of $ 5,000 for every game MJ donned on the airship.

The sneaker featured the upper of the Nike Air Ship and the midsole of the Nike Pro Circuit tennis shoe, as the midsole of the normal Air Ship was both too heavy and too high for Jordan’s liking. It has never been made available for purchase – until now – 36 years later.

“All I can say, as a collector and huge fan of Michael Jordan, is that I am truly proud and excited about the choice of the Jordan brand to give to me and my Backdoor Bottega store the exclusive premiere of this masterpiece, ”said Marco Evangelisti, founder of Backdoor Bottega.

The Jordan Air Ship Pro will be available through an in-store raffle on August 1, followed by a worldwide raffle on August 3. Visit Backdoor Bottega for more details.

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