July 30, 2012 BY John Kim / 5
The ‘Light Graphite’ release of the Air Jordan XIV last Holiday 2011 season could’ve been much different than expected – just peep this unreleased sample of the Air Jordan XIV here. While the sample features the same grey upper, the outsole is a mix of black and white, which could be viewed as a better fit considering the Air Jordan XIV’s design roots in Michael’s Ferrari. In fact, the outsole and heel of the Air Jordan XIV were originally scribed to mimic a racing tire – a concept only emphasized when black rubber outsoles are used – but the switch to White isn’t much to scoff at. Another interesting note is that the sample tag lining the interior of the shoe designates this a ‘Collezione’ sample; did Jordan Brand pass on another Collezione-style release in 2011? We’ve got a gallery of images below so check out the unreleased Air Jordan sample below and see what the final selling price was by hitting up the auction from oregonsole on eBay.
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