Up Close & Personal With Michael Jordan’s Game-Worn 1984 Nike Air Ship

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The real banned sneaker.

Although Nike sold us the story that the Air Jordan 1 was banned from the NBA in 1984, the actual shoe Michael Jordan wasn’t allow to play in was the Nike Air Ship. Before the 1, came the Ship. Both silhouettes have extreme similarities as you’ll see in this article. Here’s a close look at an a Michael Jordan game-worn pair of Nike Air Ships from December 2nd, 1984. A true piece of history indeed. Thanks to Shoezeum you can also see a game-worn Air Jordan 1 OG side-by-side with the game-worn Nike Air Ship OG. Peep the video below.

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