Nike Released Very Unexpected Oscar Awards-Inspired Air Jordans

By: Megan Facciuolo - Published: • References: nike & pursuitist
Michael Jordan may have just changed the men's footwear scene on red carpets from oxfords to basketball shoes with these Oscar Air Jordans. Even though Michael Jordan has not played in the NBA for over a decade, his prominence in the basketball community is continuously validated with his Nike Shoe collaboration, Air Jordan.

With countless amounts of "special-editions" and different designs, Air Jordan has go-to, stylish shoes for on and off the court. This time around, the design was Oscar-inspired.

Michael Jordan took to Twitter Sunday night to debut the shoes. Alongside a picture he stated, "Players will be wearing these #TeamJordan Air Jordan XX8 SE PEs tonight to celebrate the excitement of award season."

The limited-edition shoes come in black and white-- both accented in Oscar-colored gold. Stats for Oscars-Inspired Basketball Shoes Trending: This Year & Popular
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