Sneaker Spotlight: Air Jordan 14 “Last Shot”

Jordan 14 Last Shot Photo courtesy of Nice Kicks.Jordan 14 Last Shot Photo courtesy of Nice Kicks.

This weekend one of the most memorable Air Jordan sneakers of all time returns. The Jordan 14 in the Black and Red colorway is was on the feet of Michael Jordan as he hit his final shot against the Utah Jazz in the NBA Finals as a member of the Chicago Bulls. Although MJ returned to the league to play for the Washington Wizards for a short amount of time, it was the final run in red jersey that most people remember, as Michael Jordan led Chicago to their 6th NBA Title in 1998. The defining moment was when Michael hit a step-back jumper as time ran down in Game 6. The “last shot” sealed the victory for MJ and the Bulls and the picturesque pose has become legendary amongst sports fans and sneaker enthusiasts. The Jordan 14 he was wearing at the time, have been commonly referred to as the Last Shot colorway ever since.

Jordan Retro 14 Last Shot uploaded by His AirnessAir Jordan 14 uploaded by His Airness

Along with Michael’s incredible accomplishments on the court, which included regular season and Finals MVP awards, the Air Jordan 14 is one of the most memorable for its design characteristics as well. Tinker Hatfield and Mark Smith collaborated on the creation of the Air Jordan 14. Using the Ferrari 550 Maranello that Michael Jordan was driving at the time as inspiration, the details of the Air Jordan 14 remain some of the most impressive elements in all of sneakers even to this day. Ferrari-like badging and breathable air ducts are a just a couple of the famous elements that help make the Jordan 14 one of the most popular of the Jordan series.

Air Jordan 14 Inspiration - Ferrari 550 courtesy of kenluAir Jordan 14 Inspiration – Ferrari 550 courtesy of kenlu

Will you be picking up the Jordan Retro 14 Last Shots this weekend? Will you be the first to upload them to your Sneakerpedia crate?

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