Jordan Spiz'ike

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Michael Jordan and Spike Lee released the Jordan Spiz'ike shoes on October 21, 2006,[1] as a tribute to their historic relationship.[2] The relationship began when Mars Blackmon (a character from Spike Lee's film, She's Gotta Have It) became the primary pitchman in Nike commercials for Air Jordans.

The Spiz'ike is a mash-up of the Jordan III, IV, V, VI, Air Jordan IX and XX shoes. Only 4,567 pairs were made of the original release,[2] with all of the proceeds going to Morehouse College.[citation needed] The number 40 represents Spike Lee’s film company, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks, and the number 23 represents Michael Jordan's jersey number.[citation needed] Each future release of the shoes varied the colors used.[1]

The 2008 song 'Its All About The Air Jordans' by synth metal band A Day After Tomorrow was written about a pair of air Jordan Spiz'ikes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Air Jordan Spiz'ikes Release Dates. Nicekicks.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-10.
  2. ^ a b AKATC: An In Depth Look at the Upcoming Jordan Spiz'ike. kixandthecity.com. October 17, 2006