Michael Jordan shocked the world when he broke the news that he would be retiring from basketball in 1993. Basketball lovers and fans of MJ couldn’t fathom why the greatest player would want to leave the game that he made look so easy. As most sneakerheads now, Michael Jordan was never supposed to play in the Air Jordan X. The sneakers outsole design listed his career achievements as a tribute to the recently retired (at the time) superstar. That all changed on March 18, 1995 when a fax came through reading a straight-to-the-point declaration: “I’m Back.”
Now, JB is honoring Mike’s story-like return to the NBA with a special Retro 10 that’s dressed in a simplistic color scheme. The Air Jordan 10 ‘I’m Back’ features a White leather upper paired with Black detailing on the toe and tongue area. Highlighting the shoe are the back pull tabs which one reads, “I’m Back” and the other “3.18.95” referencing the date he said those two iconic words. If you’re a die-hard Jordan fan then you know that these are a dope way to honor a big moment in MJ’s history.