- Cotton upper
- Stiched 'X' lettering on front
- Jumpman logo on side
- Stiched 'Banned' lettering on back
The tale behind Michael Jordan and the veto prescribed by the NBA on a certain pair of Air Jordan basketball shoes is the stuff of sneaker and basketball folklore. To date, fans understood that Jordan was fined the amount of $5,000 at least once for donning footwear that didn’t comply with the NBA’s uniform regulations, which stated “A player must wear shoes that not only matched their uniforms, but matched the shoes worn by their teammates.” Of course, the Jumpman himself wearing any Nike-branded goods during gameplay was great advertisement for the Beaverton crew and as the story goes, MJ continued wearing these banned sneakers, while Nike picked up any fees incurred.