Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fuel for Air Jordan

Sometimes I just sit around and look at random MJ stuff, always looking for rare finds and cool stuff. Well, Today I found this Mcdonalds commercial that ran in 1984-85. What's extremely rare about this one is Michael is wearing the original make up of the Air Jordan I (prototype) the Black Toe version, but if you look closely you will see that it has an all black tongue which would mean that this pair probably has no wings logo and "AIR JORDAN" in text on the collar. This shoe is super rare as we all know the limited production model that released has the white tongue with the wings logo on the collar. What some people would do to own this pair! AMAZING!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Inside Nike Campus (behind the swoosh)

A behind the scenes look at the Air Jordan display that is inside the walls at Nike Campus. I'm amazed at the condition of all these, the AJ II,III,IV are pristine for being over 20 years old. Every pair in this display is an original Jordan and is signed by the man himself. Pictures courtsey of "Ambulacralgruve"

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Old to The New!

This morning I felt like breaking these out........

And it got me thinking about the OG, So... I broke them out for a quick look!

Check out that tumbled leather and thin cement print......Damn!!!
Nothing like.."The Old to the New"...

Friday, September 11, 2009

The G.O.A.T. & The Greatest Honor of All Time!

Today is the Day! Congratulations to the man who electrified the NBA, the man who did what no other will ever do again, the man who showed us he can fly and the man we all LOVE!
Michael Jordan is the Greatest Of All Time and Tonight he will be remembered for ever. Welcome to the Hall of Fame Mike.

Now lets reminisce a little, the good ole days!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Weekly Watchers

The shoe game is real slow as of late not much to really see aside from retro after retro and 1,000 different colorways of overdone retros, but every once in a while something decent will pop up on ebay. This week a few nice pairs were up heres my favorites. (all auctions have ended)

Carmelo Anthony Player Exclusive (game worn)
really nice looking pair, the color combo looks great together.

Monday, September 7, 2009

The early years....

1983 Michael Jordan's First Sports Illustrated Cover...
The first of his fifty-six cover appearances came on the November 28, 1983 issue, as MJ led the NC Tarheels' to dominance of the NCAA with his friend and teammate Sam Perkins.

Michael Jordans first shoe of choice....

This particular pair has been game worn and dual signed. What makes it even more special is the very rare signing of the #23, which MJ rarely ever did. This pair was auctioned off in 2005 and went for about 5k! I have never seen another since!

Friday, September 4, 2009

MJ's John Hancock.

I have been watching MJ since I was a little kid at 11 years old in 1988. I have always had Air Jordan's and I've always been in awe of him. I have grown to love his signature and how it progressed over time into what we have today the UDA style (which in my opinion is boring). So overtime I have saved many MJ sigs from his early days, pre NBA and pre UNC. These are pretty cool and vintage looking.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

SWEETNESS!!! Walk in the Shoes of a LEGEND

I know the name of the blog is Mike & Nike, but Today I woke up and I was feeling a chill in the air.... made me think football season is upon us. It made me also think of what it was like to watch the greatest running back play and I miss those days! The high leg kick, the stiff forearm, the head down plow to let you know I'm coming through! No one did it like him. Rest in Peace SWEETNESS!