Air Jordan 1 Banned Edition

By - May 4th, 2011

One of which all emulated, but never succeed.  The one that launched a multi-billion dollars franchise at one point risked losing it all when NBA fined Michael Jordan $5,000 each time he wore his Air Jordan 1 for a game.  The reason? Its red/black color was in violation of the NBA uniform rules.  Luckily for millions of Jordan fans today, MJ and Nike prevailed.  The accomplishments that took place in 1985 are highlighted on this “Banned” edition of Air Jordan 1.  With a painted red “X” on the heel logo, the Air Jordan 1 – Banned Edition is a throw back on the 85′ originals.  Its tongue still billed it as a “Nike Air” rather the Jumpman branding since it was before the formation of Jordan Brand.  Next, miniature “x” graphics and a statement on that ban 2 decades are marked on the inside of the shoe. A unique mix of marketing and historical references though there are no official announcements on its release at this time. via: JordansDaily


i love its white sole