Air Jordan II (2) OG 1987 Sample – Made in Italy
In the stories Air Jordan Legacy, each installment carries its own fable-like mystique, with stories passed down by word of mouth. The Air Jordan II had its own peculiar background; it was the last Jordan shoe to feature the ‘Wings’ logo, and it displayed the true rebellious nature of the Air Jordan as it shed the Nike swoosh. Despite its desire to break away from design standards and norms of that generation, the Air Jordan II still required the approval of its ‘parents’ – the executives of Nike. Before hitting the shelves or even the production line, sample pairs of the Air Jordan II were created for evaluation; each pair was constructed with fine Italian leather and housed in a custom Air Jordan box that featured the famous Jordan Wings.
The overall package of the shoe, from the one-of-a-kind box to the premium construction of the shoe, was impressive enough to warrant approval, and as we know, the rest is history. For true Jordan collectors who are looking to add another museum piece to their collection, take a look at the detailed images of this super-rare Jordan artifact and check out the auction from electricpixels on eBay.