Jordan Brand paid tribute to MJ’s arrival to the NBA by releasing the Jordan New Beginnings Pack 1 & Nike Air Ship, now available on StockX. For Jordan’s oncourt debut in 1984, he sported the Nike Air Ship, which was then a $35 basketball shoe not tied to any athlete. With this shoe, he averaged 28 points a game and made the Bulls team a playoff contender. The year following, the Air Jordan 1 appeared. Despite enduring a leg injury that made him miss 64 games, the shoe made enough of an impression on the public that has made the silhouette a fan favorite more than three decades later.
The New Beginnings pack includes both an Air Jordan 1 High 1985 and Nike Air Ship. The Jordan 1 is composed of a white leather upper with red overlays. A white midsole, red outsole, and black Jordan Wings branding on the ankle completes the design. The Nike Air Ship is constructed of white leather throughout the sneaker with red detailing on the Swoosh and ankle. A white midsole, red outsole, and Nike branding on the tongue and heel completes the design. These sneakers released in February of 2020 and retailed for $350.