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10 Things You Didn't Know About the Air Jordan 2

A blend of fashion and performance
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Image via: Nike

Image via: Nike

The unenviable task of following up the massive success of the Air Jordan 1 fell to Nike designer Bruce Kilgore, who chose to take a risk by focusing on aesthetics and materials as well as performance. The result was a basketball sneaker that looked to Italian dress boots for design inspiration, while also delivering basketball functionality custom made for flight. Unheard of at the time, the Air Jordan II pioneered the concept of sport style, and if you're still dubious about the impact that the underrated Jordan silhouette has had on sneaker culture, here are 10 things you didn't know about the Air Jordan 2, courtesy of Champs Sports.