Referencing Michael Jordan’s sleek Ferrari 550 Maranello, Tinker Hatfield worked with Mark Smith to design the XIV. The shoe features Zoom Air cushioning, breathable mesh vents, and an automotive-inspired metal Jumpman on the outside quarters. In fact, seven Jumpman logos appear on each shoe, the most of any Air Jordan.
The XIV was the last shoe Jordan wore as a Chicago Bull. He wore it only once, in 1998 for his final game, in which he helped the franchise win their sixth NBA championship, completing the Bulls’ second three-peat, or third consecutive championship win of the decade. The XIV was released in five mid- and three low-top versions and in a number of colorways, including Ginger.