For decades Phil Knight’s alma mater has served as a direct pipeline to the Beaverton-based brand. From specially crafted uniforms to the rise of a multitude of sneaker architects such as legendary Air Jordan designer Tinker Hatfield, the University of Oregon’s connections run vast. After Jordan Brand most recently gifted the Oregon Football team with custom Air Jordan 14s for the 2022 Alamo Bowl, former star Duck quarterback Joey Harrington has since teamed up with Hatfield and his Family Foundation to auction off an exclusive Air Jordan 1.
Designed by Employee #23 himself in July of 2020, a lone five pairs of MJ’s first signature silhouette are dressed in the foundation’s synonymous forest green and white color palette, affixed at the tongue with the Harrington Family Foundation logo. Crisp colorless leather dawn a majority of the base in tandem with the ankle overlay while an accented grey mudguard collects across the forefoot. Encased along the nubuck and tumbled leather overlays, dark green hues provide additional hits across the collar, mid-foot Swoosh and sock liner.
The Air Jordan 14 – which we previewed back in November – has been signed by Hatfield and included in the upcoming auction in a grey and neon green ensemble featuring the appearance of the Oregon Duck taking the Jumpman’s typical placement on the Ferrari badge.
With proceeds benefitting the next generation of leaders in his home state of Oregon through scholarships and mentor programs, the fundraiser ends at the end of next week with one bid costing $25. In the meantime, enjoy a look at both the Air Jordan 1 “Harrington Family Foundation” and Air Jordan 14 “Oregon Ducks” PE below.