Dear Larry. Dear Deloris. Dear '90s. Stories from MJ's history build the ongoing story of the Jordan legacy. The latest Jordan Series shoe pays tribute to its predecessors by combining designs from previous executions. Honor the people and the process behind Mike's success with this next generation shoe.
The outsole has circular traction inspired by the AJ1, plus a message molded into the rubber telling the story of Mike's backyard battles with older bro Larry. "45/2" nods to the number they both wore until they ended up on the same team. That's how MJ became #23—by splitting 45 in half and saying if he could be half as great as Larry, he'd be alright.
"SWING FOR THE FENCE" on the sockliner quotes a letter from Larry. The quote speaks to MJ's attitude in life, and specifically references the brothers' backyard battles.