Michael Jordan’s 1992-93 season was easily one of the most successful of his career. Along with winning his third straight NBA title, he tied Wilt Chamberlain’s record of seven straight scoring titles, went to his seventh straight All-Star game, was named First Team All-NBA and All-Defensive First Team for the seventh and sixth time, respectively, and took home the Finals MVP award after averaging a whopping 41.0 points per game against Phoenix—an NBA record that still stands. Following the season, Jordan announced his first retirement from the game and rode off into the world of minor league baseball, where he chased fastballs over the next 21 months.
On his feet during this unprecedented run was the Jordan VIII. A bulky sneaker with straps criss-crossing the foot, the Jordan VIII was a much different look than any other sneaker in the famed lineup until that point. While not as esteemed or impactful as the Jordan VII, the VIII was a surprise hit amongst fans of the line, and sneakerheads still go crazy for retro versions of the kick.
The upcoming release of the “Three-Peat” VIII (also called “Three Times a Charm”) at Champs Sports is no different. An anticipated drop, the “Three-Peat” pays homage to the 1993 title by featuring a never-before-released colorway inspired by the three teams the Bulls beat to win each title (Lakers, Blazers, Suns) by incorporating unique color splashes playing off the team colors. Before the shoe hits stores, check out 8 Things You Didn’t Know About the Air Jordan 8.
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