Air Jordan Retro 2 Charity Doernbecher
The Air Jordan II represented a progression from the Air Jordan I in the same way that the Lamborghini Murcielago represents a progression from the Volkswagen Beetle. Made in Italy of polyurethane and lizard-embossed leather, the Air Jordan II was infinitely sleeker and lighter than its instantly obsolete predecessor. The Air Jordan ball-and-wings logo moved from the ankle to the tongue, and the Nike Swoosh moved off the shoe completely. It was such a departure that Sports Illustrated even did a sidebar on it (headlined, if I remember correctly, “Leapin Lizards”).