The Air Jordan I was a first, best intro to the Jordan Brand but the Air Jordan VI fused the higher elements of opulence to a shoe world hankering for something new and iconic. AJ designer Tinker Hatfield was up for the history of Air Jordans challenge.
Hatfield’s handiwork combined a pull on the tongue that was accessible with pulls on two holes on either side. A style giving a wider berth for the foot and then the heel. While he created a soul that was pretty much luminous and possibly the one contender able to hold up under Michael’s spotlight.
Other than Jordan’s 1991 feud with Magic Johnson that continued to steal attention…Until MJ helped the Bulls to take the Lakers in a five- rounder to prove he was still a player supreme.