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How One Man Is Looking to Make a Fortune Off a Forgotten Air Jordan Relic

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by Brendan Dunne
Images by Andy Hur
This year marksthe 30th anniversary of Air Jordan, but the celebration of the milestone actually requires an asterisk. 1985 was when the Air Jordan line first debuted at stores, but Michael Jordan's actualwearing of the shoesand Nike’s marketing campaign around the linestarted in the second half of 1984. Relics from that pre-retail era are massively more rare than the pairs that would end up on shelves, and consist of samples and player exclusives for Jordan himself. This is the story of one of those rarities, a one-off colorway made just for Jordan that’s thankfully been preserved, and is seeing the light of day again now—over three decades later.
Believe it or not, the sneaker was almost tossed in the trashback in 1993. IfIt wasn't for the shoe’s current owner Kris Arnold, the sample might've been lost forever. Arnold, a Chicago native and lifetime Bulls fan, was working as an account executive at ProServ, asports management firm that included Michael Jordan as one of its clients. Astorage closet filled with promotional gear for athletes on the ProServ roster was located by Arnold's office and he ended up in the right place at the right time.

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