After seeing the "champio_ship" mistake on the sz 14 AJX's, it got me thinking that JB has quite a few blunders in the past decade. Duh.
And no, I'm not talking about unfavorable releases such as the Spiz'ike, Dub Zero mashup shoes. Nor am I talking about the supply/demand curve. This post is dedicated to show odd/weird mistakes/errors we've seen from Jordan Brand's history. Things that should have been caught before the shoes were released. Please post any that you can think of...Please refrain from posting fakes, and unpopular shoes just to be funny. Those will be deleted on site...
2000 Space Jam release "JORDNA" typo:
This appeared on many people's Space Jam boxes from 2000. In fact, every now and then, someone will post a pair up in our legit check forums questioning the authenticity of their shoes due to this mistake....No worries. Your shoes are most likely real...Your box is just misspelled.
Upside down/mis-stitched Jumpmans:
Concord XI's with an upside down tag?? Uh Oh...Now you understand why I don't consider the "JOQDAN" tags fake. If JB can screw this up, I'm certain they can miss the other leg to an R.
Whoops. When ever I see people talk about early release sites selling fake shoes and talking about common quality issues about them, I think of these two blunders. Both shoes are as legit as they come, but whoever did the quality inspection must not have been wearing their glasses that day. That, or maybe these are Jabbawockeez PE's??
This is the gold dog tag from the Air Jordan VI DMP's. Notice the error? You probably wouldn't unless you were some sort of Michael Jordan freak like I am. The date should read: June 16th, 1996...The actual date MJ and the Bulls won their 4th championship. On June 26th, MJ was probably in Vegas or the Bahama's smoking a stogey.
Wrong again....Besides the fact that these shoes were worn in the playoffs and NOT in March of 1993. The correct date should read January 16th, 1993. Jordan didn't even play on this date. MJ did score 60+ points on a March 4th, but it was 6 years before and against the Pistons. How does this happen? A simple Google search would pull up the correct dates. It's completely unacceptable that a pack with so much emphasis on historic dates can't even seem to get it right.
Jordan ad department lets one slip past 'em...
In 2005, Jordan Brand's ad campaign which featured notable athletes such as Carmelo Anthony, Terrell Owens and Quentin Richardson, put out this doozy. The shot featured shows some random dude wearing what appears to be a white/blue Air Jordan III. However, these never released and after much debate, we chalked it up as another blunder put out by JB. It also brought to light that fakes were starting to run so rampant that they could even squeak by in Jordan Brand ads..
Jordan brand uses picture of FAKE shoes on their shirt.
At first glance, it looks harmless. Right? Another inspired-lacking shoe shirt. But many of us had seen this photo before. And soon enough, the NT detectives were hot on the case. We HAD seen the picture before but not where you'd expect. The image actually came from a fake's selling website which were selling white/fire red IV's years before the 'Mars" retro came out. Don't believe me? Judge for yourself:
One of the big red flags about this picture was the fact that the Nike hangtag was strategically placed in front of the side netting. Before 2004, an easy way to spot if IV's were fake was to check if the netting lined up to the wings. It should have been perfectly parallel. Now days the netting doesn't matter as much. What's crazy now, is that these fakes are probably better quality than some of the stuff their passing onto us now.
JB recalled Wings Hoody:
This may have been one of the worst pieces of clothing to EVER come out by ANY brand! This was AFTER the whole "Dead Serious" LRG full zip hoody phase... Most of these were re-called, but not due to the alien-looking MJ that fully zipped or lead based paint, but because it did not "accurately represent Jordan Brand"....Really? I wonder how many people lost their job at JB because of this?