Buying Father’s Day gifts isn’t the easiest thing to do.
Most dads are simple and never want for material items that they can usually buy themselves. So what Father’s Day gift do you buy a dad who’s just been named the first athlete to top a billion bucks and definitely doesn’t need more stuff? Obviously nothing. The best route is to revert back to childhood and make him a gift that money can’t buy, which is exactly what Michael Jordan’s kids did for their dad’s gift.
Michael’s three oldest kids – Jeffrey, Marcus, and Jasmine – decided to “give him a gift in the form of a shoe” so they got with Jordan Brand designers to make old Money a special pair of the Jordan 1 High, dubbed the ‘Family Forever’ aka the ‘Father’s Days,’ that turned out extremely dope.
To hear son Jeff say in the video, “He’s a jean guy. He’s a normal guy” definitely gave me a small laugh because we all know MJ’s been characterized by some as a not-so great dresser at times, with his jeans being the most suspect aspect of most of his clothing. And most denim sneakers usually end up looking impossible to wear but the Jordan kids did good by dad.
Instead of complicating the things, they stuck with an all-denim upper accented only by a Carolina blue outsole and three lace eyelets with three different colors — blue, red and yellow – that represent colors chosen by the individual siblings when their dad allowed them to apply their personal touches on the family’s indoor court years ago. There’s also a unique quote inside the tongue that comes from a message the boys say was heard often around their home: “If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.”
Imagine Mike as a regular jeans guy, just like most our own pops. And while our dads may not be worth a billion cash, they’re worth the equivalent in love and respect to most of us and, money aside, MJ’s kids most likely value their dad the same way. And, they showed it well with these and improved his clothing options as well.
The Jordan 1 High ‘Family Forever’ release tomorrow, June 14 at Jordan Brand retailers.