This Article is About
jordan
jordan brand
sneakerheads
basketball shoes
pennies on the dollar
michael jordan
colorway
mid section
Jordan II Hybrid Shoes For Basketball
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Jordan II Hybrid Shoes for Basketball

The original Air Jordan line of basketball shoes is without a doubt the most popular line of shoes of all time.  From the original Jordan I to the most current Jordan 2011, there is not a single shoe in the line that is not epic. Well, maybe there is one shoe from that line that doesn't qualify as epic. Many Jordan shoe fanatics consider the Jordan II to be a less than epic. Jordanheads are not the only shoe fanatics that don't consider this shoe to be a true Jordan classic. Michael Jordan himself also didn't care much for the shoe. So much so that he considered leaving Nike and signing with another shoe company.

Not only did the the Air Jordan 2 sell poorly upon it's original release, it had a horrible first appearance as a retro. It just didn't sell. In fact, the shoe ended up on discount racks at Footlocker and even made it to the back row at TJ Maxx. A pair of the Jordan II Retros could be copped for pennies on the dollar. The problem was the shoe's midsole. It was too soft and would crack very easily. As a result, many sneakerheads simply threw them away or they were demoted to yardwork duty.

After the failure of the Jordan II Retros, Jordan Brand, years later, has rolled out the Air Jordan 2.0 in an attempt to make the shoe more marketable. Apparently JB decided that some changes were in order so that the shoe would be much more marketable. The silhouette of the Jordan II was used with a few changes made to the midsole and design on the upper. The midsole uses the Nike 360 Max Air cushioning. In addition the famous elephant print from the Jordan III is used on the upper and extends from the mid section to the toe box.

The newest Jordan 2.0 colorway to drop features a light grey nubuck leather upper. Black is used on the midsole, heel and on the inner lining. The beautiful elephant print is used on the upper extending from the mid section to the toe box, extending  around the entire box. Gold accents are used on the tongue, Air unit, and the old Air Jordan logo. A white rubber outsole finishes off the shoe.

The Jordan 2.0 is one sick looking shoe. The same can not be said about the original Jordan II. Many Jordan shoe fanatics have critisized Jordan Brand for making changes to the original Air Jordan's. To each his own, but the addition of elephant print and the 360 Air Max unit have completely changed the look and perfomance of the original shoe. This is one pair of Jordan shoes for basketball that, unlike the original II, is truly epic.  


Street Talk

No comments present
You May Also Like
The Newest Jordan 6 Rings
"Man those Jordan hybrids are trash!" How many times have you heard a sneakerhead utter that phrase? More than a few times I am sure. Jordan purists just won't accept shoes like the Jordan 6 Rings, the Spi'zike, the Dub Zero, or the newest hybrid, the 6-17-23. I just don't…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 10, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

An Epic Pair Of Jordan 6 Rings
Man there are so many Jordan Retro masterpieces. There is no way to single out just one pair of Jordan shoes for basketball and crown it the King of Jordans. However, when push comes to shove,the Air Jordan 11 just maybe the holy grail of Jordan shoes for basketball. Each…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 10, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

The Jordan 6 Rings Championship Pack
The legend that is Michael Jordan ammased huge numbers in every statistical category that exists in the game of basketball. 32,292 is the amount of points Michael scored in his career. He was an NBA Finals MVP 6 times. He was an NBA regular season MVP 5 times. He participated…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 10, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Q Flight Jordan Shoe for Basketball
The Nike Hyperfuse technology sure does get around. The newest in innovative Nike technology has been making it's rounds on the sneaker scene. It is the most popular Nike technology. Everyone want's to have it's picture taken with it. The paparazzi will not leave it alone. If you are not…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 02, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

The Grey Air Of Jordan 6 Rings
Cool grey. It has been a popular colorway used on Nike shoes for basketball these days. Nike just can't seem to drop enough basketball kicks in the cool grey colorway. From Air Jordans to Nike's signature sneaker lines, cool grey colored kicks are popping up everywhere. The cool grey Air…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 10, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Another Pair Of Jordan 6 Rings
There is a new edition of the best Jordan Hybrid ever made now available. The "Carbon Fiber" Jordan 6 Rings has dropped. And, as the name implies, carbon fiber is prominently featured on the upper of this new shoe. So what is carbon fiber? Carbon fiber is made up of carbon atoms…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 12, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Fly 23 Jordan Shoe for Basketball
The new Jordan Fly 23 is a shoe that will actually allow you to fly. No, of course it won't allow you to fly but the name of the shoe conjures up some pretty "lofty" images doesn't it? Like the image of Michael Jordan taking off from the free throw…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 05, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Nike Sneakers
Twenty Twelve has been a great year for Nike Sneakers, they have produced some great shoes this year as well as being omnipresent at the Olympic Games even though they were not the official sponsor. Some of Nike's great twenty twelve shoe releases included the continuation of the development of…
By: Benjamin Allen in  Shopping and Product Reviews  >  Fashion Style   Nov 03, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Guide to Choosing the Right Shoes
The search for the right shoes can feel a lot like looking for the proverbial needle in the haystack. What’s the perfect shoe for running? How about for a workout at the gym? What about football shoes? These are just some of the questions which may be floating inside your…
By: Baburaj Devi in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Apr 19, 2016  
0
  Likes: 0

Basketball Basics: Practicing With Your Son/daughter
Your son or daughter wants to play on a basketball team this season. You would like to help her/him to have a successful season. What can you do to help your son or daughter to improve his/her basketball skills? This article takes the basketball basics and applies these to your daughter/son's…
By: Kevin Clancy in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 30, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Basketball Dribbling Drills: How to Become An Effective Dribbler
Dribbling is a way for a player to move around the basketball court and get things done on offense. It is also a way to manuever out of jeopardy when the defense is applying pressure. Sometimes one or two timely dribbles can get a player near the basket for a…
By: Kevin Clancy in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Sep 23, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

The Blue Devils And March Madness
March Madness is about to come into full bloom. I just don't get why everyone hates the Blue Devils so much? Lets face it Duke recruits good athletes and in my opinion have the best coach in basketball. I didn't say college basketball I said in basketball. The Blue Devils…
By: Jim Collier in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Feb 27, 2012  
0
  Likes: 1

The Best Sneaker In Wool
The greatest sneaker ever made just won't quit. Apparently it is quite intent on maintaining it's "The Best Sneaker Ever Made" status. And it is has no problem in working hard to do so. The Nike Air Force One is at it again. This shoe will not stop releasing. And it…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Oct 07, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Summer Basketball Conditioning Tips for Beginners
Summer conditioning basketball programs are essential particularly because there are more basketball tournaments in which teams of all levels can compete in nationally. It is important to stress basketball conditioning drills because of the environmental conditions, player fatigue, dehydration, and the number of games that are required to be played…
By: Charles Atwater1 in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Jul 25, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Basketball Training Drills
Learn how to become a great basketball shooter and scorer with these tools. If you are a basketball fanatic and love to play the game, learn the skills to make you a better player by using the best basketball training drills.
By: Tim Cates in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Feb 15, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Views: 3965    Report this Article