The main reason many people admire Air Jordan II is its simple design. The winged basketball logo has moved from upper to tongue. The technical content of this shoe is still low and it is still a hard and durable sole, but a lot of attention has been paid to materials used for upper. This shoe debuted in 1986.
AJ2 is second generation of combat boots. It is one of top 50 shoes in history and most valuable shoe in Jordan series. Designed by Bruce Kilgore, it is available in mid tube and down tube. The Italian production and design distinguished AJ 2 from basketball shoes of time in appearance, and Bruce said that injection molding technology used for AJ2 at time could only be applied in Italy. In addition, AJ 2 is last AIR JORDAN aircraft to use AIR JORDAN "flying wing" LOGO. The original AJ 2 has become ultimate goal in eyes of collectors due to paucity of production and quality materials. If you want a new pair of AJ 2s with box and booklet in original year, you may have to pay astronomical amounts. It is only model in Jordan series that does not feature a black colorway. Black Jordan 2s are said to have been designed and released at time, but they were not ultimately produced. Jordan wore this shoe to win 1987 Slam Dunk Contest. Unfortunately, Jordan injured his ankle in just a few games in 1985-86 season with this shoe and missed next 64 games. Jordan returned from injury in March 1986. The 1985-86 collection season was most unfinished season of Jordan's career. For this reason, Jordan 2 was also given special importance and became precious. In subsequent 1986-87 season, Jordan continued to wear Jordan 2. That year, he won dunk contest.
On April 20, 1986, Jordan was injured and returned to first round of playoffs. Against Boston Celtics, Jordan set a career-high 63 points in playoff history. In 1986-1987 season, Jordan wore a second-generation AIR JORDAN to set an astonishing scoring record of 37.1 points per game, which helped him become NBA's all-time leading scorer. At this time, second generation of AIR JORDAN removed NIKE logo with a hook, which has always been on sports shoes, and adopted French design concept, characterized by a simple design concept. In addition, for first time, two basketball shoes of same style, high and low, were released. The simple design of second generation Jordan is main reason many people are obsessed with it. The winged basketball moved from upper to tongue. These sneakers debuted in 1986, produced in Italian NIKE factory and re-released in 1995. Some people say that Jordan was wearing these shoes when he sprained his ankle in 1985, but it is also said that he was injured while wearing first generation Jordan shoes.