Jordan II - 1986
The Air Jordan II was released in 1986/87, at which time Michael Jordan averaged 37.1 ppg and became the first NBA player since Wilt Chamberlain to exceed 3,000 points in a season. During the season, Jordan set a new carrer high in points on April 16 against the Atlanta Hawks with 61. He also played in the All-Star Game, won the Slam-Dunk Championship, and was named to the All-NBA First Team.
The Air Jordan II was designed by Bruce Kilgore, and like the I’s, showed great innovation in design. The low-tops were produced in Italy, although no II’s were ever designed with black leather until the Nu’Retro release in 2003 and the Black/Chrome Retro+ release in 2004. The Jordan II’s were the last Air Jordan shoes to carry the Jordan Wings insignia.
They were also featured in the movie “Get Rich or Die Tryin” (2005) They are seen when young 50 Cents mother tells him she has to work to get him those new sneakers.