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Air Jordan 2 Retro 'Wing It'

In 1986, Nike started an ad campaign showcasing the Air Jordan 2 silhouette with the tag line “Wing It” on a black and white poster. Now the Jordan Brand is resurrecting that poster in the form of a killer new color scheme on the AJ 2.

Nike Wing It Poster

After the success of the Air Jordan 1, designer Peter Moore broke all the rules, and rock the sneaker world with the Air Jordan 2. Feeling design was more important than branding, Moore made the risky move of leaving the Swoosh branding off the sneaker entirely.

The AJ 2 was the only Jordan made in Italy, which along with the faux snakeskin on the upper and the design inspired by a women’s boot brought the silhouette into the luxury sportswear arena. This along with the Jordan’s huge popularity justified the $105 price tag, which was outrageous in 1986 when it originally released.

Michael Jordan wearing the Air Jordan 2

Unlike the AJ 1 which dropped in many different colorways, the Air Jordan 2 was only released in a few colorways during its first run including the original white and red colorway. However, the AJ 2 recently collaborated with designer Don C creating a luxury sneaker with quilted leather patterns. Jordan won his first Slam Dunk Contest in the AJ 2, and he earned his first scoring title. MJ was the first player since Wilt Chamberlain to score over 3,000 point in single season averaging 37.1 points per game. This silhouette like its predecessor was popular on and off the court, though it isn’t retroed often.

The Air Jordan 2 ‘Wing It’ color palette is a classic black and white. The majority of the sneaker is white, textured leather. This new colorway is accented with black on the laces, liner, heel and midsole, and as an homage to the 1986 poster, “Wing It” is printed on the heel. The color changes on the tongue to a dark grey with the Jordan Wings logo imprinted in white, and finally the cup outsole dons all three colors from the upper.

The Air Jordan 2 Retro ‘Wing It’ (834272-103) drops Saturday, March 5th, in stores only so check Where to Cop for details. They will be available in Men’s for $190, grade schoolers’ for $140, preschoolers’ for $80, and toddlers’ for $60.

Air Jordan 2 Retro 'Wing It'

Air Jordan 2 Retro 'Wing It'

Air Jordan 2 Retro 'Wing It'

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