This was the very last Air Jordan model
that Michael would sport in NBA before
his retirement. On January 13th 1999 Michael
announced his retirement from the NBA
basketball for the second time.
Retired in style
The design was inspired by Michaels car,
the Ferrari 550 M, and was made by Tinker
Hatfield together with Mark Smith. A great
stylish design and a great shoe for Michael
to end his NBA career in.
This was the first Air Jordan that would
feature laces with metal tips. Something
that both the XV's and XVI's designs also
14 = XIV
The XIV's also begun the trend of having
a number of things that would count towards
the model# of the shoe. On the XIV's each
shoe had seven jumpmans; ferrari-like
shield, insole, sole, back, 2 x lacetip
and front. Counting them on both shoes
makes it a total of 14 (XIV) Jumpmans.
Again, lots and lots of fakes/factory
variants went to the market and colorcombos
that were horrible were seen here and
Why... oh why....