One of the more obscure sneakers that Michael Jordan wore in his career was the Nike Air Alpha Force Low.
The sneaker boasts a full-grain leather upper, as was accustomed to shoes in the 80s and 90s. An Air unit was used in the heel for impact protection.
Mike wore the shoes in a a few games in 1988, after reportedly not being a fan of his past designs in the Jordan 1 and 2. The shoe was designed by Tinker Hatfield, who also designed the Air Jordan 3 that Jordan would debut in the Dunk Contest that year. The shoe has a striking resemblance to the Air Revolution high-top, which was also designed by Tinker.
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