This is a special pair for us older heads that grew up in the Bulls-Knicks rivalry.
The color way is made up of Knickerbocker-beauty and you can’t go wrong with white-blue-orange makeups and everything should be fine around Madison Square Garden with these. But MJ wouldn’t be MJ if he didn’t add something to remind all New Yorkers about the real story here, insert a tag inside the tongue with the date April 8th, 1988.
So, what happened on this particular game that made it appear on a label 30+ years later?
MJ dropped a cold 40 points with 8 steals and made sure the Bulls got the W.
A week and a half later, MJ dropped 47 on the same Knicks at the Garden while sick as a dog (the Virus Game) and life a Knicks-fan has never been the same…
Another side-story to the date-tag, MJ announced his new $28M over 8 years deal the same date and becoming the highest paid player in the NBA. The guy he passed on the list to become nr1? Patrick Ewing of the New York Knicks ($30M/10 years).
Kinda fitting in this context as well =)
These soles comes in premium tumbled leather upper and of course the iconic elephant-print where it should be; the heel, the mudguard and the eyestays.