On October 18, 1984, the NBA banned Michael Jordan’s black and red Air Jordan 1s for violating the league’s uniform codes. This decision triggered a craze that foreshadowed a legend in the making. Celebrating the moment, Jordan Brand opened doors at an exclusive one-day pop-up shop in New York City.
Inside the space at 108 Wooster Street, Jordan Brand stocked a special edition of the iconic black and red Air Jordan 1. Details include classic Nike Air tongue branding and a stitched Wings logo on an updated satin upper. Gold aglets and a white quilted leather insole serve as premium accents.
Each of the limited 500 pairs are individually numbered, and did not last long as word spread and the pop-up was quickly cleaned out.
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