Though it may boast an uncanny resemblance to Nigel Sylvester’s Bike Airs, the Nike Air Ship “Every Game” is not actually affiliated with the pro bmx rider in any way. The sneaker — which is scheduled to release later this May — instead draws inspiration from Michael Jordan himself, paying respects to the lucky UNC shorts that accompanied him throughout much of his career.
After taking the Tar Heels to the national championship in 1982, Michael Jordan began to believe that the bottoms he played in were lucky. These North Carolina Practice shorts would follow Jordan as he entered the NBA, tucked away under his Chicago Bulls uniform.
This newly-revealed, alternate colorway of the Nike Air Ship “Every Game” helps complete the Jumpman’s nod to the above story, as it serves as a tribute to the team that benefited most from Michael Jordan’s superstition. Much like its UNC-inspired counterpart, this pair features “Every Game” embroidery along its heel tab. The construction, though, is effectively the inverse of the aforementioned: cracked leathers dress the heel tab as well as the Swoosh, while the base opts for slightly hairy suede.
Enjoy a detailed look at the Nike Air Ship “Every Game” in its “Summit White/Dune Red-Team Red” ahead. A release is currently scheduled for May 10th, with more info and official images sure to appear ahead of said date.
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