July 4th is all about celebrating what makes this country so special, and this year, if you’re really interested in honoring what we have, there’s only one way to do it. Today marks the return of the Air Jordan XIV, remade with the revered black/yellow (“Thunder”) colorway. With a black outsole and all-black nubuck upper, as well as yellow accents along the midsole, heel, and Jumpman logo, these will be different than most of what you’ll see during those holiday barbecues. But that’s all for the better–you’ll stand out.
The XIV was the final sneaker Michael Jordan wore while with Chicago, and the original colorway is known as the “Last Shot” because it was the shoe worn by Jordan when he hit the title-clinching jumper against Utah in the 1998 Finals. That was perhaps the most iconic move in the game’s history, and it’s helped make this shoe memorable.
Designed by Tinker Hatfield, the sneaker took inspiration from Jordan’s Ferrari 550M. (Check out that Jumpman logo.) They were also the first shoe in the line to feature metal tips on the laces. Over the years, they’ve retroed countless times in a number of different colorways, but this’ll be the first time they’ll come with the “Thunder” makeover.
Grab your pair today from Champs Sports.
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