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Pull up on ’em in the Air Jordan 14 Retro ‘Hyper Royal’

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Like so many of Michael Jordan’s signature sneakers, the Air Jordan 14 is tied inextricably to a legendary NBA moment: The Last Shot.

Rising above Bryon Russell with 5.2 seconds left on the clock in Game 6 on the road against the Utah Jazz, His Airness sunk the final shot of his playoff career in black-and-red AJ 14s to clinch a second three-peat and sixth title for the Chicago Bulls.

But what often goes untold about the 14 is that it wasn’t exactly ready yet for the world to see.

Legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield had slipped MJ a prototype of the 14 during those famed 1998 Finals, but asked him not to wear it. We all know how that turned out: he wore them, he loved them, and he won his final championship in them.

Inspired by the sleek lines and speedy looks of the sports cars that Jordan favored, the Air Jordan 14 featured breathable mesh and two Zoom units to create a lightweight, comfortable and fast shoe for on-court action. A Jumpman badge that would look just as much at home on the hood of a Ferrari as it does on the collar of a basketball sneaker completes the look.

The 14 hasn’t enjoyed the same volume of retro treatment as other models in the Jordan stable, but you can add the rarefied air to your collection later this month with the arrival of the Air Jordan 14 Retro ‘Hyper Royal.’

A brand-new colorway for the model, the upcoming release features an all-white, genuine leather upper as a clean base, while hits of glossy Royal Blue jump out at the midsole, heel and tongue tab.

It’s said to be one of the most comfortable Jordans ever made, so slip into a pair when the Air Jordan 14 Retro ‘Hyper Royal’ lands in Men’s and Kids’ sizing on 9/19 at FinishLine.com and select stores via mobile app reservation only.

How to Purchase

– Available at FinishLine.com or in select stores via mobile app reservation on 9/19.

– To enter for a reservation of the Air Jordan 14 Retro ‘Hyper Royal,’ head to our mobile app. Reservations open on Wednesday, September 9 at 1 p.m. EST and will close on Monday, 9/14 at 1 p.m. EST.

*Status Members, use your Status Points to redeem extra entries to increase your chances of winning.

– Reserved pairs can be picked up in store.

– No pairs will be sold in stores on 9/19, only at FinishLine.com

– To adhere to local social distancing guidelines, we suggest picking up your shoes during designated windows of time:

11am-1pm (last names beginning with A – G)

1pm-3pm (last names beginning with H – M)

3pm-5pm (last names beginning with N – T)

5pm-7pm (last names beginning with U – Z)

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