Michael Jordan is a global icon and worldwide ambassador for basketball, a role he was just beginning to play when he stepped onto the court at the 1988 Magic Johnson's Midsummer Classic charity basketball game. The game was loaded with NBA all stars, turning into an offensive showcase that saw both teams break 200 points. MJ outshone everyone on court, leading all scorers with 54 point on an array of dunks that the crowd present will never forget. This dynamic performance inspired Jordan Brand's latest release, the Air Jordan 3 Retro "International Flight".
Decked out in the uniform colors he wore that night, the "International Flight" features a full-grain tumbled leather upper in sail with sport royal and fire red accents and light bone elephant print on the toe and heel wrap. MJ's autograph appears on the left tongue, and an Air Jordan International logo graces the insoles. To further highlight Jordan's global influence the shoe comes packaged in a special blue box designed to look like a passport with tissue paper inside that maps his journeys around the world.
The Air Jordan 3 Retro "International Flight" will be available in-store at select City Blue locations and via email orders on Saturday, June 30th @ 10:00am.
Photos by Bryan Paglione