AIR JORDAN 14
Michael Jordan retired for the second time just before the release of the Air Jordan 14, but he still slipped a black/red pair on for his “Last Shot” and one final NBA title with the Bulls. Designer Tinker Hatfield modeled the sleek 14 after the Ferrari 550M that Jordan drove. The Jumpman appears seven times on both the left and right shoes, which honor the 14th sneaker in Jordan’s signature series.
The Air Jordan XIV quickly went from zero to legendary. During the 1998 Finals, Tinker slipped an early AJ XIV prototype to MJ, asking him to refrain from wearing it. But MJ took a liking to the shoe, wearing them en route to his sixth and final ring. The AJ XIV would also be the last signature model worn on court by Jordan with the Chicago Bulls.
The shoes came to be known as some of the most comfortable Air Jordans ever, but it was their revolutionary technology that truly set them apart. The model was low-cut, built for both speed and control with dual zoom units and breathable mesh vents on the outsole. It all added up to a shoe worthy of a legend’s game.