While rocking one of the best jerseys ever, Michael Jordan put on a show in the 1996 All-Star Game.
Mike did his typical work for the East, hitting mid-range jumpers from all parts of the court. His Airness also got a number of dunks in, including a breakaway slam for his 20th point. Replays showed that Michael’s head was level with the rim, even as a 33 year old vet. By game’s end, Jordan hoisted his 2nd All-Star MVP trophy. All after un-retiring at the end of the last season.
The sneaker that MJ wore for this moment was the Air Jordan 11. This combines Mike’s request for a “shiny shoe” with the philosophy of a lawnmower that designer Tinker Hatfield owned to ideate the Air Jordan 11. Aside from the patent leather, the shoe features the strong and lightweight carbon fiber shank plate for added support. The shoe also featured lightweight Phylon and a full-length Air unit for a cushioned ride.
The “Columbia Blue” colorway he debuted in this All-Star Game can be found HERE.
Cover image via Sole Collector