The Flu…

07.28.09 8 years ago 23 Comments

Normal looking retro J’s right?

Au contraire, mon frère, at least not when Nike & Jordan Brand are milking the memories have memories & milestones to work with.

For most sneakerheads, Jordans are the starting point of collecting & the man’s accomplishments are remembered by which shoes he was playing in. The particular jumpers were the ones he wore for Game Five of the 1997 NBA Playoffs, when MJ took the court with the flu & still scorched the Jazz for 38 points. The most indelible moment: Pip carrying an exhausted Mike off the court.

For this one, the devil is in the subtle details. The shoes feature the year and his point total across the tongue, along with a slick cartoon sick face placed between the laces. These appear to be nubuck instead of leather like the originals. Outside of that, the design seems to stay intact.

Available in November but OSneakers has had the drop on a few pairs.

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