History of the “Space Jam” Air Jordan 11

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Just leather and rubber right? ?Let’s face it there is much more that goes into a shoe than just the raw materials thrown and sewn together. ?While every shoe has a story to tell, the stories that the “Space Jam” Air Jordan 11 tells are of legendary status.

In celebration of the release of the Space Jams, we have put together a quick history of this iconic sneaker. ?Click here to go to school!

Michael Jordan wearing the Air Jordan 11 Space Jams

Date: May 14, 1995

For Game 1 & 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Michael Jordan turned heads and broke necks breaking out the “Concord” Air Jordan 11. ?Repeating history, these shoes were swiftly banned because of a uniform violation since the rest of the Bulls were wearing blacked out sneakers. ?Game 3 MJ took on Penny wearing his shoe, the Nike Air Flight 1, but for Game 4 in front of the home crowd, Jordan broke out a shoe that would be later referred to as the “Space Jams”. ?Though the shoes did technically sport black treads on the bottom of the sole, the shoes did rock a royal blue Jumpman and clear sole just like what we would later see in his Silver Screen debut.

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