Michael Jordan sustained a foot injury in his second season, which called for some adaptation to the Air Jordan 1 design—a change that’d give Jordan the same agility as before. Nike came up with Air Jordan 2.
Designed by Bruce Kilgore, the godfather of the Nike Air shoes, Air Jordan 2 was different from “traditional” shoes, which had a rubber cup sole.
On the contrary, Air Jordan 2 had a soft midsole that redefined sports shoes. The soft midsole provided the shoes a luxurious cushioning that not only introduced the concept of luxury into sports shoes, but it also married the two.
Air Jordan 2 were comfortable and luxurious, and they boosted the player’s performance. Wearing these, Michael Jordan got the first of his seven consecutive scoring titles, maintained an average of 37.1 points per game and scored 40 points in 9 straight games during the season.