April 1, 2012 BY John Kim / 5
While the White/Red/Black colorway represents Michael’s tenacity and passion for the game, the Tar Heel blue represents Michael’s Love for the game, as represented by Jordan Brand during the 2010 ‘For The Love Of The Game’ Showcase. Just recently, Jordan Brand announced a collaboration with Converse, commemorating the beginning of this ‘love’, which can be dated thirty years ago when Michael won the NCAA National Title with the UNC Tar Heels. This Air Jordan XVI ‘Pantone’ Sample is just another representation of Michael’s emotion for basketball, seen here yet again with a tonal University Blue upper – with and without the shroud. We’ve got a complete detailed look below so check it out and let us know what you think. Photos via sole-land
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The XVI black/red is one of my favorite J's of all time. I wish they did a white/red version too cuz the other color ways didn't work on the shoe at all IMO.