The Air Jordan Retro 14 is looked at as one of the most important sneakers in MJ’s signature line. By now you know the story of the design being inspired by the Ferrari 550 M and Michaels love of fast cars, and the cherished date of June 14th, 1998. If you don’t know the significance of that date, it was when Jordan won his final Championship as a Bull vs the Utah Jazz with his last second shot in Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals. Last year, Jordan Brand released the ‘Last Shot’ Air Jordan Retro 14 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Jordan’s historic shot.
Now, Jordan Brand is dropping the classic Air Jordan Retro 14 ‘Candy Cane’ just in time for spring and summer. While these shoes were never actually sported by MJ in game, they are cemented in the brands history as a classic with its presence in major moments over the years. From players like Charles Barkley wearing these during his time with the Rockets, to Richard Hamilton leading UConn to a national title over Duke in the 1999 NCAA Championship, and Dwyane Wade wearing the shoes on court with the Miami Heat the same day they released back in 2012.
Like we’ve seen with the release of these in the past, Jordan Brand keeps it truly OG with these like they did in the past. Now, this years release is coming in the classic White, Black, and Varsity Red make up that we’ve grown to love over the years. This pair features a clean White leather upper with Red accents. Varsity Red branding dominates the heel with a White shield logo seen on the side of the sneaker. A Black carbon fiber outsole plate completes the shoe’s classic and clean look
Grab your pair of the Air Jordan Retro 14 ‘White & Varsity Red′ on April 6th at Finishline.com. Make sure you check with your local store for more release details.
It’s only right that Jordan Brand celebrates the 20th anniversary of the “Last Shot” by releasing the shoe that MJ was wearing in that iconic moment. Made famous by the shot MJ hit in game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz that propelled his Bulls to another championship victory. Serving as one of the first sneakers in history to have an official nickname devoid of any color affiliation, the Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot” helps tell the story of one of the most significant moments in NBA history. Securing MJ his sixth NBA championship with the Bulls, this iconic moment was both the final Bull’s Field Goal attempt of the game, and Jordan’s last in his Chicago career. Chasing one with 10 seconds on the clock, Jordan shook off Bryon Russell – following a steal of Karl Malone on the defensive end – and put up a 20-foot jumper from the top of key. Hitting nothing but net and giving the Bulls the lead with 5.2 seconds to go, this moment will live forever in NBA lure.
That iconic moment cemented the Air Jordan 14’s status as an all-time classic. Twenty years after MJ’s championship-sealing bucket was scored, the Air Jordan 14 Last Shot is making a triumphant return to its original form. Sporting an aggressive black leather stitched upper, the Air Jordan 14 was inspired by MJ’s love of high speed cars and was designed off the influence of theFerrari F355F1. The influence can be seen on the Jumpman shield that graces the outer panels. Red contrasting side vents served as nods to the Italian carmakers’ fluid mixture of luxury and high performance, two characteristics that became synonymous with the Jordan Brand and MJ’s level of play. The classic luxury car-inspired silhouette features a rich tumbled Black leather upper with Black suede accents. Contrast is provided by Red branding on the heel and the Yellow shield logo on the lateral side of the sneaker. A Red carbon fiber outsole plate completes the shoe’s classic and fast look
Grab your pair of the Air Jordan Retro 14 ‘Last Shot’ on June 14th at Finishline.com. Make sure you check with your local store for more release details.
Whether you plan to rock your 14’s on or off the court, keep them as legendary as Jordan’s last shot by protecting them with ForceField. ForceField’s unique formula not only repels dirt and stains but is the only waterproofer with UV protection to keep colors from fading in the sun.