April 9, 2010 BY John Kim
When the Air Jordan first arrived, it was viewed as a rebellious brand due to its use of designs and colors not seen on sneakers before its time. The NBA went as far as implementing a monetary fine against Michael Jordan, citing a violation of league policy. Since then, Jordan Brand has had a particular aura that some describe as progressive, others as elitist. Twenty five years later, the label that immortalized Michael Jordan in the world of footwear continues its premier legacy with the introduction of the Jordan Brand BIN23 Collection.
The first release of this commemorative capsule is the Air Jordan II, the classic silhouette in which Michael Jordan won his first ever NBA Slam Dunk Contest. The red stamped BIN23 insignia certifies this Air Jordan II as part of the premier group; accompanying the high-end motif is a limited distribution, as only 1097 individually numbered pairs of the Air Jordan II Premio BIN23 will be released, complete with wooden toe inserts, individual shoe bags and more. These will drop at only a few choice Air Jordan accounts, with the exact details on the release being kept pretty quiet. We know for a fact that they’ll be hitting Exta Butter, but keep an eye out to see if the BIN23 Air Jordan II will make an appearance at your local spot.