It’s Friday! That means that we’re back with another ‘The Story Behind’. In these series we will take a closer look on some sneakers, to learn a bit more about the story behind the sneaker. This week we dive deeper in the story behind another Jordan 1 pair. Not just a regular one: The Jordan 1 High ‘Rookie of the Year’.
Did you know that the Air Jordan 1 ‘Rookie of the Year’ pays tribute to a moment back in 1985, when Michael Jordan accepted the NBA’s Rookie of the Year honors. The colorway of the shoe was inspired by the brown shirt Michael wore during the Rookie of the year ceremony.
We already told you, this is not just a regular Jordan 1 High. The hidden secrets are insane! Under the ‘lace flaps’ you will find the statistics of Michael Jordan’s first season. And that’s not all. Under the other ‘lace flap’ you will find a hidden message from Michael himself. The message you will read is:
‘This award is nice, but I just feel it is very important for each individual to go out and contribute to his team.’ - MJ