You’d image Nike’s and Michael’s next shoe wear would mirror its inaugural mainstay. Not so much with the Air Jordan II and a design that shocked shoe buyers. When the latest model took the sneakers’ look and construction in a completely different style and direction.
The second iteration of the Air Jordan II was also the first and only time the shoe brand did not feature the now infamous, “Swoosh”.
The upper section of the shoe was fitted with a lizard-styled, but imitation skin, from a woman’s boot. While the design’s inspiration focused on quality over brand—an important signature of the design’s era.
Not to mention it allowed Nike to command a top of the line price at one-hundred macaronis. The AJ II would soon solidify its place in pop culture, with its debut on “A Different World”.