by Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton
The schools that received the latest sneakers are Howard University, Georgetown University, the University of North Carolina, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
The latest addition to Nike’s ever-growing lineup is the Jordan sneakers that have just been released, representing certain institutions of higher learning.
According to Complex, the athletic conglomerate gifted athletes at several schools that Nike sponsors with the exclusive Air Jordan logo that matches the universities’ color schemes. The schools that received the latest sneakers are Howard University, Georgetown University, the University of North Carolina, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Each school’s Air Jordan 23s match the school’s colors and feature the drawing of the team’s mascot and the school’s logo. Only athletes and staff members will rock the fresh sneakers. Nike hasn’t disclosed plans to sell the Jordans to the public.
And while we’re on the subject of Air Jordans, it was recently reported that a set of sneakers worn by the man that the sneakers were named after, Micheal Jordan, was sold for a record $8 million at a recent auction presented by Sotheby’s. The collection consisted of the six Nike Air Jordans that Jordan wore in the games that clinched the championships that Jordan and the Chicago Bulls captured.
The six sneakers were dubbed the “Dynasty Collection” and included a pair that was played in for the last games of the 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, and 1998 NBA finals. Jordan only played in six and was undefeated in the NBA Finals.
The Air Jordans were sold to Sotheby’s by a seller who originally purchased the collection from Tim Hallam, a public relations director for the Bulls when Jordan was playing. Jordan supposedly gave Hallam the shoes.
All of the sneakers, which were either a size 13 or size 13.5, were also signed by Jordan.
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Source: Black Enterprise