Capping off the year of the 2.
It is quite fitting that when you look at 2022, that it would indeed become "the year of the two (2)". Whether it was the bevy of collaborations that Jordan Brand unleashed in 2022 featuring the Air Jordan 2 and Air Jordan 2 Low or the capstone that comes in the form of one of the two original color schemes, it's been a banner year for the polarizing signature model. Back in February, we penned "The Curious Case of the Air Jordan 2", the op-ed looked to dissolve the love-hate relationship between sneakerheads and the second signature model – to which [at the end] we called for Jordan Brand to release the original colorways but in a premium manner similar to the Italian Leather crafted 1987 OGs. Well, we have one of those – the latter we'll have to wait and see. But with Jordan Brand's remastered initiative continuing to evolve, never say never on that front.
Paying descriptive attention to the 1986-87 original, the AJ2 Retro is a near one-to-one retro of the original. From the wings on the tongue, its height; the slope and shape of the mold, down to the hangtag and internal packaging that called for notable AJ2 collectors to help piece together the final touches. The smooth white upper coupled with the reptilian textured overlay and deep Chicago Bulls red palette brings this beauty back to life.
Will you be looking to cop to round out your year?
Air Jordan 2 Retro OG "Chicago"
White/Varsity Red-Black DX2454-106 12. 30. 22.