“I'm back.“ Those two simple words were enough to lead the basketball world to utter chaos – not being able to realize that Michael Jordan finally decided to end his stint in the MLB. Everyone was shocked when he announced his early retirement after his father was ruthlessly murdered back in 1993. Michael's father always wanted him to play baseball, but against his wish MJ dedicated his life to basketball. For many it was the definite right thing to do, but back then Michael was heartbroken, not knowing what to do with his life. Should he give up the game of basketball and give baseball a try? Or should he just go on with his daily life – the glory and the fame. He was the best player on earth after all. In the end he decided to go with the former and joined the Chicago White Sox. To be honest, he was awful. A year after bearing his personal struggles on and off-court he came to himself. His Airness was back. So was his shoe range. Parallel to his comeback the AIR JORDAN 10 was released and like the '10' suggests, it was something comparable to an anniversary. Twice the reason to celebrate! If the Bulls managed to win the championship that year, the AJ10 probably would have been the most memorable sneaker MJ ever released. Sadly that didn't happen, but his career speaks for itself. Never give up on your dreams!
Ten years later and it's once again time to quote his Airness on his famous two words which shook the world: “I'm back“. But it's not Michael Jordan himself which announces a comeback, it's the City Pack! After Paris, New York and Rio had their own shoe released, it is time to pay tribute to THE city. Michael Jeffrey Jordan is honored to present the AIR JORDAN RETRO CHICAGO! Windy City it is. This time around the sneaker doesn't refer to the Bulls at all – the city of Chicago, in which he spent most of his life in, prevails. The colorway is inspired by Chicago's flag: white, red, light blue and black. In the same place where Michael appliquéd his 23 or 45 in recent years, a “Chi“ writing proudly enjoys priority. Therefore Jordan thanks the whole city of Chicago for always standing by his side – through the good and through the bad days!