Air Jordan XXI
The Air Jordan XXIs used premium Italian suede or full-grain leather and were aesthetically very simple and clean compared to most other Jordan releases. Again, inspired by a car, the high-quality materials were the draw for the XXIs. And just like bonus tracks on your favorite album, the Air Jordan XXI came with something extra that you might not have known was even there. Heck, you might still haven't seen it. If you ever hold them up to a black light, a special message illuminates. What is it? Find out for yourself.
This time it seemed like Mike himself was actually out of the game for good and the brand relied on its roster of All-Stars and designs built around Jordan's achievements and legacy to help carry on a signature series well beyond MJ's career lifetime. No other brand could do what Jordan's Brand was doing.