Air Jordan II – OG ‘Made In Italy’ Pair on eBay

April 26th, 2012 by | 36 comments


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As far as history goes, not only is the Air Jordan II is ‘up there’ among the most storied Jays in history, it’s is one of the most mysterious. A basic overview: the Air Jordan II is not a Hatfield product, but one of Bruce Kilgore’s, who set Nike Basketball to the level of sport-meets-style with 1982′s Nike Air Force 1. Some point to the Air Jordan II as the first truly distinct Air Jordan design as it was the first to carry an outside-the-box inspiration and concept (remember, the Air Jordan 1 was a mere spin-off of the Dunk); it was inspired by a 19th Century woman’s leather boot, using design lines and curves that made the sneaker appear less sporty and more towards the luxurious end of the spectrum, shedding the Swoosh as a whole and opting for a stylized ‘Wings’ logo that looked more like a symbol of a high-end luxury handbag than a basketball sneaker. It’s quite fitting considering all Air Jordan IIs were manufactured in Italy, and as consumers, we’re quick to believe that anything ‘Made in Italy’ will be built by premium craftsmanship, material, and design.

There’s plenty about the Air Jordan II that gives it a level of infamy of sorts; it broke the $100 barrier for the Air Jordan (we’re beyond double that today), and the original mold of the Air Jordan II was misplaced (either lost or stolen), forcing Nike to disassemble an original pair in order to re-create it for the 1994 Retro release. Just two colorways existed (and two similar low-top versions) – a stark contrast from the handful of team-based Air Jordan 1 colorways that were produced. The Air Jordan II was also a turning point for Michael Jordan’s loyalty to Nike, and it wasn’t until Kilgore was replaced by Tinker that MJ decided to stay with Nike and embark on such a legendary path to greatness. Although Kilgore’s tenure with the Air Jordan ended with the II, he is credited with bringing the luxury tier to the sneaker with the inspiration and the use of the faux-lizard skin material. We’ve got a look at a rare gem here – an Air Jordan II issue that was Made In Italy – so take a look and check out the steep price from this listing from gradykatz on eBay.

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36 comments
itsTevinUlii
itsTevinUlii

I have a pair of this that is actually way better condition then these!!!

they are a size 9 1/2. im selling for 2,000 obo!!!!

please let me know and reply on what you think would be a rational price!

jamar
jamar

OH MY GOD YOU CAN BUY ALL THE J'S 1-23 TWICE FOR 31,000$

The23
The23

Italians do it better

absacoz
absacoz

31k, MJ knocks at your door to deliver him by himself hahahaha

absacoz
absacoz

31k??? ROFLMAO even gave in hand by MJ in person , never in a million years.gtfoh

Mad-Maine
Mad-Maine

Thirty-one g's and they are beaters?..........gradykatz is smokin' rocks. Even an idiot sneaker-head wouldn't be that moronic to throw away thirty-one g's on these, or any other shoe.

Jeez
Jeez

Do they come in the trunk of a maxima for 31k?

zach m
zach m

was it made in Italy by Pauly D's parents? seriously, who cares if it was made in italy if the stitching on there sucks. ex. right shoe toe and heel area

_idgaf22
_idgaf22

Saw these yesterday & I just laughed at the fucking price yo. These dudes are crazy. This new hype really has people thinking they can make a quick grand off some old beat up shoes. SMH these should be in the 350-500 range. Theyre beat and cracked but rare.

hozezae
hozezae

Jordan 2's r ugly i dont give a shit if there made in italy its a wack ass beat down shoe

Voodoo Chile
Voodoo Chile

31,000?! i'll turn that son of a bitch sideways and stick that to your candy ass, word to the rock!

nik
nik

first of all, the condition looks like pure shit. these look like they we re placed under a car for 25 years. and second..31k...:P nice joke moron seller

axl
axl

31k il just buy a SUV and get alot of chickens!

axl
axl

31k damnnNN i'll just buy my self a SUV and get some sweet chickens!

Foster C. Garvin
Foster C. Garvin

No sir. These are heirlooms that you couldn't even wear out the room before they fell apart.

DimeBagOswoosh
DimeBagOswoosh

I call this the "antiques roadshow" syndrome. People wanna think they got treasure. I like 2's, but you couldn't even sell those to me for 31 cents, let alone $31,000 bucks. With that kind of condition, they might as well stick them on the shelf. Those are FINISHED.

SdotC
SdotC

For 31k i'll go to Italy and make them B!TCHES myself LOL!!

miichael
miichael

first and these are nice

cedi
cedi

Ha! 31Gs? you must be stoned to the max.. 4/20 was 6 days ago.

walt
walt

these were the original neckbreakers, and the 1st jordans i ever owned. i remember wearing them to school and they looked so different than any other sneaker at the time that everyone was like "what the hell are those?" yeah, i'm old.

Derp McDerpington
Derp McDerpington

Jordans nowadays could never withstand the punishment from wear and time these bad boys took...

Bossplaya
Bossplaya

Much respect towards these elder sneakers.

Dixon Syder
Dixon Syder

No doubt rare air! But look at the condition... & want whip for it!?? Big Dix

Double A
Double A

31 stacks?!?! Lol. Dude better be selling 31 pairs...

james lowery!
james lowery!

aw sick free shipping!!!!! lol. I wish they would randomly release an ill pair of high quality made in Italy 2012 Jays...

isAisAisA
isAisAisA

$31,000? hmmm i dunno.... wait...... FREE SHIPPING!

mastershake
mastershake

lol $31000. they could be made by jesus christ and noone would pay that much fo the condition they are in

xXJETLIFEXx420
xXJETLIFEXx420

you should just kill yourself if you believe some gonna spend 31 gs on these

Breexy
Breexy

No we are not...lmao even tho cement 4's were my first in 4th grade in the late 80's

Brandon
Brandon

Man I swear I wore my Playoff 12s once and I think I see glue and separation... SMH!!!

Saint Jones
Saint Jones

31 G's. Whers did he get these from? My uncle throw these on a new york street pole 20 years ago.

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