Air Jordan XXI Prototype

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Before there was an Air Jordan XXI, there was an Air Jordan Elev8. That part numerical codename disguised this prototype sample before it was revised and became the actual release sneaker, which featured quite a few different features.

This prototype is also slathered in red suede from ankle to toe, but a major change for the upper you’ll notice is the placement of the circular plastic grate near the collar. It also features red accents on the sole, instead of being completely black. The tongue here features a modified OG “Wings” logo instead of the Jumpman logo, and the underside of the sole uses a 4-pod cushioning system. One feature that would have been a great addition to the release version is the “PPG-28.2 RPG-6.5 APG-5.9 SPG-2.39 PTS-2313” text that wraps around the inside of the sole. Those numbers are, of course, Michael’s rookie year stats from 1984-1985.

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Air Jordan XXI Prototype
Air Jordan XXI Prototype
Air Jordan XXI Prototype
Air Jordan XXI Prototype
Air Jordan XXI Prototype
Air Jordan XXI Prototype
Air Jordan XXI Prototype
Air Jordan XXI Prototype
Air Jordan XXI Prototype
Air Jordan XXI Prototype
Air Jordan XXI Prototype
Air Jordan XXI Prototype
Air Jordan XXI Prototype
Air Jordan XXI Prototype
Air Jordan XXI Prototype
Air Jordan XXI Prototype

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