Air Jordan 2 (II)
Air Jordan 2 release: 1986–1987
Jordan 2 made its debut in the 1986–1987 NBA season. A full length air sole was featured by the pair beneath a solid midsole. The side of Jordan II featured faux leather skin, which distinguished this pair from all of the other basketball shoes of that time. Jordan II was made in Italy, which is another reason that it stood out from all other sneakers. Jordan 2 was never originally made in black like other Jordan shoes.
As a retro, the Air Jordan II did not made a pleasant debut, much like Jordan 1. Jordan 2 did not sell well when brought back between 1986 and 1987. However, Jordan II sold quite well after it made another comeback, much like other re-retros of the time, in its original Black-Red and White colorway. Jordan Brand also a limited “player exclusive” colorway of Jordan II for the public, which was a first for retro Jordans. The middle of the Air Jordan has been known for cracking very easily due to its softness. Thus, as the years pass by, the chances of find a brand new 1995 retro Jordan II continue to decrease.
Throughout the years, there have not been many Jordan 2 releases. Even for 2014, Jordan Brand afficianados will have to wait more if they want to get their hands on an original colorway of Jordan II.