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That’s how the shoe got designed, and MJ was all excited when I brought in the shoe and it had this patent leather on it. The first thing he said was, "You….you….y…." He couldn’t get a word out. [laughs] Then, the first real sentence that he said was, "People are going to be wearing these with tuxedos." I just said, “You’re kidding,” and didn’t believe him.
Then, about three months later, Boyz II Men showed up at the American Music Awards, all wearing Air Jordan XIs with tuxedos. Michael called me up that night, and said, “See, I told you so.” [laughs] I just said, “You probably paid those guys, didn’t you?” He said, “No way! They did it on their own.” The shoe sort of developed a life of it’s own because it transcended basketball a little bit, and ended up in modern culture and music history. It’s my favorite because of all of those things.
Shoe gets no respect. I was 50/50 on them last year won a raffle and copped. I love them my non sneaker head friends say they are a mature Jordan.
Lol, didn't have to go to such lengths. Truth is, if tastefully done, it works.
Heck, it's too easy pulling off Retro 1s with a turtleneck thrown on.
Do you man.