The Air Jordan 15 was the family’s first release after Michael Jordan’s (2nd) retirement from the NBA. The shoe never got the honor of being worn by him to score and win.
Michael Jordan announced his (2nd) retirement in Jan 1999. Most observers thought the end of Jordan’s NBA career meant the end of Air Jordan line, but there were some who thought they could still go on with it.
And, they were the only were who mattered, and their names were Nike and Michael Jordan. Both thought that Jordan’s name would sell even if Jordan didn’t wear the shoes himself. With this in mind, they introduced the new member to the Air Jordan family, Air Jordan 15.