As Michael Jordan chased his baseball dreams, Tinker Hatfield and Nike believed the living legend had hung his basketball sneakers up for good. What was previously an unfathomable thought became a reality, and in that, the Air Jordan 10 was born. A combination of buttery tumbled leather and a quick lace system, the true highlight of the Jordan Retro 10 sneaker appears on the outsole, where Jordan’s milestones for every season in the NBA (from 1985 to 1994) can be seen.
But as we now know, MJ’s baseball career would be short lived, and he returned to the basketball court in time to lace up the Air Jordan 10 for the remainder of the 1994-95 season. Michael’ brief playing days in the Air Jordan 10 were highlighted by his 55-point performance versus the Knicks at Madison Square Garden shortly after his return.