The Nike Jordan Spizike also goes by the nickname of “Retro” Frankenstein, which it is also known by among the shoe sect that is very devoted to the Nike Jordan brand. This rather classified as being “odd” and “different” type of Nike Jordan is truly one of a kind for its own unique reasons. This Jordan shoe was made as a special gift to show thanks and appreciation to filmmaker Spike Lee. Spike Lee played an alias-called Mars Blackmon in a movie called ‘She’s Gotta Have It.’ The funny commercials that Lee made are what set the stage for the rise of the Air Jordan.
The Jordan Spizike was quickly dubbed the “Retro” Frankenstein shoe and for some reason it has as many haters as it had people who loved them. These very special tennis shoes were first released in one color way in the beginning. However, after the shoe was welcomed, two more color ways were added and then an additional five in number. One of the five color ways was one that was themed in association with another of Spike Lee’s movies titled “Do the Right Thing”. These Jordan wonders were shoes that included parts of other Jordan’s as well.
The “Retro” Frankenstein shoe as it is fondly called is a coming together of pieces from other existing Jordan footwear. The wings, which are located to the sides of the shoe, are originally taken from the Jordan 4. These wings function is to hold lace loops specifically. The tongue of the shoe and the lace locks come directly from the Air Jordan 6. The back tab to the shoe comes from the Air Jordan 9 and the sock liner that has the layered graphics comes from the Jordan 20. The two remaining other parts are the sole, midsole, and elephant print that has “Spike” comes from Air Jordan 3. The netting and the central silhouette was adapted solely from the Air Jordan 5.
The first color way for the Jordan Spiz’ike was white, red and green. This pair was limited and there were only 4.032 pairs that were released for sale. However, rumor has it that there were several pairs, which went unnumbered. The second color way used was black, red and green. They were a Life Style release in their own right. Some of the other color ways have included True Blue, Fire Red, and white, red and Argon blue.
The term Air Jordan came in from a typical jump which Michael Jordan, the legendary basketball player, specialized in. This jump was so popular that people gathered around in crowds to watch Michael take on victory after victory in NBA championships. The jump that took him high in the air gave birth to the brand of shoes known as Air Jordan – a brand that still lives on today. Michael has retired from basketball in early 2000 but the legacy that he has left behind in basketball lives on.
Air Jordan was later patented by the famous sportswear manufacturer Nike and a range of basketball shoes with the Air Jordan trade name was brought into existence. There were various versions and models produced by Nike from the year 1985 until date. Initially these shoes were doing poorly in the markets but with a strategic introduction of retro models, they became instant successes. The shoes were openly patronized by Michael himself and he went ahead and wore these shoes in the NBA championships much against the rules. He was fined five thousand US Dollars every time he wore these shoes but that did not stop the Air Jordans from being furiously imitated by other manufacturers. Nike reintroduced the shoe but there was no success in the campaign. The manufacturer then introduced the retro version of the shoes and there has been a prolific re-introduction of the Air Jordans I in retro format after that.
Air Jordans never had the need to reconsider further versions after their initial jitters. There have been in all around 22 versions introduced by Nike from time to time and each of them is in line with the existing trend in the world of basketball footwear today. There have been limited original editions reintroduced in the market from time to time with enormous success. Air Jordan bears the same impeccable quality characteristics that have been the hallmark of success for Nike across all other competitors. The comfort level of the shoes introduced by them from time to time is just perfect that keeps them ahead of everyone else in this niche industry today.
With every introduction of the shoes a number of models and color combinations have been introduced from time to time. This makes it wiser for the manufacturer to reach out to specific segments of buyers who base their buying decision on the colors of the shoes that they fall in love with.
Air Jordan shoes were reintroduced from time to time and there were limited introductions. The 2009 version saw exactly 2009 pairs being manufactured for the market of which was 1005 pairs were for the US and the remaining 1004 were for the world market. Michael has been honored with various titles from the NBC at different points of time.
It is every person’s dream of owning a wonderful pair of Air Jordan shoes. People also desire to own the entire range of Air Jordans. Sometimes, the reality is different from what it is perceived to be. The prices of Air Jordan shoes may not be that encouraging. It is important that you target a genuine pair of Air Jordan shoes. It is advised that you check out for discounts and bargains if any, you could also browse through the web and come across some very good bargains from the online stores.
There are some genuine online registered stores which sell Air Jordan. These online stores are authorized Air Jordan online shops. What we need to understand here is that we are actually speaking about genuine Air Jordan shoes and not the fake or replicas. Most of us fail to understand that online stores are able to sell these shoes at a lower rate because they do not have to bear the other extra costs which a physical retail shop has to bear. The retail stores do not have to pay for salaries and other overhead costs to run the stores. Do not misunderstand these shoes as knockoffs. These stores are authorized and sell only genuine Air Jordan shoes at a discounted price.
People misunderstand and misinterpret the shoes sold by the online stores as knock offs. When you do a little research, you would understand that most of these shoes are primarily manufactured in Asian countries. There are authorized plants manufacturing these shoes in parts of Asia. The costs automatically come down as they do not have to pay heavy wages. The prices of these shoes are definitely lower in online stores and even with such lower prices; the seller still makes a profit. This is to reiterate once again that even though the prices are low, do not misunderstand these shoes as knockoffs.
But there could be instances where you would end up buying these knock offs. This is when the buyer needs to be cautious. If you have even an iota of doubt, refrain from buying these shoes from the online stores. It is imperative that you do some research about online stores selling these shoes and sneakers, so that you end up buying a genuine product at a reasonable price. Check out for return policies, manufacture, shipping arrangements etc. Just a word of caution, if you are told that the Air Jordans are being manufactured in the US, then it is for sure that they are trying to sell you knockoff Air Jordans.
A signature shoe was created by Nike for Michael Jordan called the Air Jordan. Peter Moore the creator of Air Jordan changed the entire basket ball shoe industry. As a result Nike took up the Jordan line and into its own company named “Jordan brand”
the old school Air Jordans are quite popular amongst the Jordans. One of these Jordans is J01-1
this sneaker has equal amount of white as well as black as the base of the shoe. Has the logo if the jumping guy on the central part of the shoe on both sides on the body of the shoe. It has a diamond shaped logo on the upper part of the shoe.The shoe has black colored laces and black colored foot enclosure. The middle sole of the shoe is white in colored whereas the outer sole is black colored. Has pretty good grip, is very suitable for basket ball players who want to play by the rules.It is priced between $80 to $180, still prices are subject to vary.
One more shoe in the old school Air Jordans is the J02-03. This shoe gives an appearance of a classic leather shoe despite being an old school Air Jordan. It has a base black which is shiny, which imparts it the leathery look. On the body of the shoe there are white colored leather stripes which gives it a classic look. Has metallic lace holes of the rectangular fashion, giving it a masculine looks.The shoe laces are black colored. The sole of the shoe is totally black colored.
A shoe which stands out in the category of the old school Air Jordans is the J20-08. This sneaker is as simple as it can be yet giving it a class and elegance of its own. The shoe’s body is having alternate sections of red and white colors arranged alternately artistically. The shoe has an extra advantage of having a velcro strap which is white colored which encloses the laces tied to the shoe. The laces of the shoe are white colored. The upper part of the shoe is black colored and holds & supports the leg when inserted in the shoe.It has a white colored foot enclosure. The middle sole of the shoe is white colored and the outer sole of the shoe is red colored.
Another shoe which is really good is J14-07. This shoe has a black body. The body has small puffs to give it a more enhancing look. It has a white colored logo on the upper part of the shoe and a smaller copy of the same logo near the place of the little finger. Has black colored foot enclosure also has black colored shoe laces. The hind part of the shoe is raised to give more support to the back part of the leg. The entire sole of the shoe is black , with a stripe of red color in the middle part of the sole. This shoe is also having its own special space in the category of the old school Air Jordans.
Old school Air Jordans are really good shoes to be had, now that all features are known, what are you waiting for, go and get yourself a brand new pair of Old school Air Jordans