November 21, 2012 BY John Kim / 2
It’s hard to pinpoint when exactly Nike and Jordan Brand believe twenty-three signature shoes were a possibility. Was it after the first three-peat in 1993? Maybe after the Air Jordan XIV debuted in the last two games of the NBA Finals? Was an Air Jordan XX3 pretty much a sealed deal when Jordan Brand became its own individual entity? What we knew all along is that if the Air Jordan reached that historic ’23’ mark, whatever design came to fruition would be highly celebrated and scrutinized.
The revelation of this Air Jordan XX3 wear-test sample which dates to 2006, nearly a year and a half before the first Air Jordan XX3 hit stores, tells us that the XX3 was in the works for a long while, with Tinker Hatfield himself being tapped for the design (and likely keeping some of the amazing details in his back pocket for the XX3). We’ve got a look at a rare wear-test sample in size 13 below, so take a look at this Air Jordan gem below and see what the asking price is from innovative_shopping_concepts on eBay.