Thursday, September 27, 2012

                   Heavy D. & The Boyz rockin' the Jordan II's on his 2nd album cover!

                   The Eminem Jordan II's (2010)

The Air Jordan II's were very different than anything Nike had dropped before. It was released in 1986, and what separated it from its predecessor is the model and material, which were made in Italy. The premium butter-soft leather of the II's put it in a different class altogether. Jordan was already soaring to new heights, and so was his 2nd installment of his signature line. The comfort of the sneaker was important to His Airness, as well as early sneakerheads. The durable yet comfortable  midsole made it easy for Jordan to drop 40 points in 9 consecutive games, as well as droppin' 61 on the Atlanta Hawks and Dominique Wilkins that same season.
But it was the all-leather sneaker that changed the game. The side panels also featured a snakeskin pattern that flowed nice into the rim stitching. When you look back to 1986/1987, you realize Nike's had one hell of a run. It's that vision to be ahead of the game. 
In 2009, Nike and Jordan Brand released the Eminem version of the Jordan II's, which you would be hard-pressed to find at less that 6 racks or better. In 2010, Nike also released a nice, coffee-Chocolate leather version of the Jordan II's, which were a nice part of the Bin23 Collection.  Yes, the Jordan II's have a significant mark on the sneaker culture, and Hip-Hop as well. I hope we see a retro in 2013.  Cali "O" #TeamKickGame #JordanII's #TheItalianClassics #NikeVision

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