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.