On October 6, 1993, Michael Jordan announced his retirement from the National Basketball Association, which crushed the souls of basketball fans around the world. On February 7, 1994, Jordan shocked the world again when he signed a minor league baseball contract with the Chicago White Sox. Jordan had a disastrous minor league experience playing for the Double-A Birmingham Barons where he batted a meager .202 with three home runs and 114 strikeouts. After the miserable foray into baseball, Jordan announced his retirement from baseball and return to the NBA. Jordan released a statement on March 18, 1995, that simply said, “I’m back.” Now, Nike is releasing the Air Jordan 10 “I’m Back” edition sneakers to commemorate the return of his Airness to basketball.
Nike’s Air Jordan 10 “I’m Back” edition is a clean white sneaker with leather upper and black accents on the tongue, ankle collar, and toe regions. The kicks feature an all-white Jumpan on the back heel of the shoe as well as “3.18.95” in red text. Nike will sell the Air Jordan 10 “I’m Back” edition for $190 this month for the anniversary of Jordan returning to the game he dominated. If only Jordan had stuck with his incredible talents for basketball.