Air Jordan XV by SoleWoman

By solewoman · Dec 8, 2014 · Updated Dec 10, 2014 ·
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    DESIGNER


    Tinker Hatfield

    ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE


    1999-2000

    AJ XV

    Price:  $150

    AJ XV Low

    Price: $140

    AJ XV Mocassin

    Price: $90

    HISTORY


    The Air Jordan XVs are one of the most disliked Jordan models. Which may be a contributing factor to the lack of retros produced. The XVs were originally released from 1999–2000. This was the very first shoe released after Michael Jordan retired from the Chicago Bulls on January 13th 1999.  

    INSPIRATION

    The inspiration for the Air Jordan XV originated from the aircraft prototype X-15 fighter jet, which was developed by NASA during the 1950s. Much like Jordan himself; the fighter jet was known for breaking various records, one being the highest speed ever reached by a manned, powered aircraft. Its maximum speed was 4,520 miles per hour.

    The intricate tongue on the XV represents the symbolism of Michael Jordan who used to always stick his tongue out during his games. The Air Jordan XV is also inscribed with “23/6/15” down the heel in recognition of Jordan's jersey number/ championships won/model number of AIR JORDAN.

    PRODUCT OVERVIEW

    Hidden quick-lace system

    Seamless dynamic-fit sleeve

    Kevlar mesh uppers

    Zoom Air sole

    Rubber herringbone pods

    Injected TPR external heel counter

    Breathable leather pattern.

    WHO WORE IT


    Reggie Miller 2000 NBA Finals

    Ray Allen

    UNC Tarheels Players (Joseph Forte)

    COLORWAYS

    Black/Varsity Red

    White/Columbia Blue-Black

    Flint Grey/White

    Obsidian/White Metallic Silver

    White/Deep Red (low)

    White/Midnight Navy (low)

    Black/White-Metallic Silver (low)

    Black/Black-Varsity Red (moc)

    White/Silver (moc)

    Black/Khaki (moc) - Unable to find picture

    Neutral Grey/Obsidian (moc) - Unable to find picture

    Air Jordan XV 2007 Retro

    Black/Varsity Red

    Black/Metallic Gold-White

    Air Jordan XV 2008 Collezione Package Retro

    Black/Varsity Red

    Player Exclusives:

    Mike Bibby

    Ray Allen

    Derek Anderson

    Reggie Miller

    Michael Findley

    Eddie Jones

    XX8 Days of Flight Edition 2013

    Air Jordan XV SE (Special Edition)

    History

    The SE edition (Special Edition) combines all the features of the Air Jordan 15 (XV) along with a new school feel.  Benefits still include a hidden lace system, and an injected TPR external heel counter for additional support. The outsole is constructed from two pieces with extended wraps, as well as rubber herringbone pods for increased traction. (Kicks on Fire)

    Air Jordan XV SE Black/Metallic Silver - Varsity Red

    Released: April 12th 2008

    Price: $125

    Air Jordan XV SE Braggin Rights Georgetown

    Inspired by the Georgetown Hoyas, it features a primarily all grey shoe with a taste of the Hoyas Mens Basketball team uniform.

    Released: April 12th 2008

    Price: $125

    Air Jordan XV SE Miner's Gold

    Released: April 12th 2008

    Price: $125

    All-Star Colorway 2008

    (Possibly made for Rip Hamilton)

    Released: April 12th 2008

    Price: $125

    Air Jordan XV SE Braggin Rights UNC

    Released: April 12th 2008

    Price: $125

    Air Jordan XV SE White/Varsity Red - Midnight Navy

    Sources and References:

    http://www.sneakerfiles.com/air-jordan-15-pe-player-exclusive/

    http://www.kixandthecity.com/air-jordan-retro-xv-black-red-countdown-package-detailed-look/

    http://*************.com/news/march-madness-the-best-sneakers-worn-by-unc2/

    http://www.nba.com/history/players/jordan_bio.html

    http://sneakernews.com/air-jordan-brand-jordan/air-jordan-15/

    http://www.sneakerfiles.com/air-jordans/jordan-15/

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Jordan

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_X-15

    http://sneakernews.com/2008/01/29/jordan-15-se-all-star-colorway/

    http://www.kicksonfire.com/what-are...v-se-white-metallic-silver-black-miners-gold/

    http://www.kicksonfire.com/what-are...dan-15-xv-se-white-varsity-red-midnight-navy/

    I chose this Air Jordan Model because it is by far one of my favorite and one of the most underrated Jordans of all time.

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