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C.T.  MJ fan and Sneaker hoarder. SF 49ers, SF Giants and Sac Kings fan. Original Niketalker. Founding member @OgSupportGroup Sz 10.5

#flashbackfriday #fbf Inspired by @ogsneakernerd’s recent throwback memories of the AJ8’s, here’s a shot of a young teen me. Rockin’ fresh out the box OG Aqua 8’s with a matching Hornets SnapBack. Yes, I’m also wearing a denim buttonup with jorts. Don’t judge, the 90’s were fly like that! #ogsupportgroup #niketalk #jordanbrand #jumpman23 #airjordan #nike #nikeair #airjordancollection #wearejordan #instyleshoes #jordansdaily #jordandepot #nicekicks #kicksonfire #complexkicks #sneakernews #sneakerfiles #modernnotoriety #sneakerwatch #sneakerhistory #slamkicks #thedeadstox #nightwingknows #kickstagram #featuremysneaks

Even before the “International Flight” XII released, the model in general made connections to Japanese influence. Heavily inspired by the Japanese Rising Sun flag, the Air Jordan XII released in 2009 with insoles that featured the red rising sun-rays. However the release brought out some controversy as it was considered disrespectful for a shoe liner to feature a flag you stepped on. Many pairs were recalled and later released with blank insoles. I was fortunate to obtain a couple pairs before the recall. Also pictured are a couple Boon issues. Many considered the top left issue to be the Jordan Bible before Sole Collector issue 22 releases years later. The gold issue is basically an updated reprint. #ogsupportgroup #niketalk #jordanbrand #jumpman23 #airjordan #nike #nikeair #airjordancollection #wearejordan #instyleshoes #jordansdaily #jordandepot #nicekicks #kicksonfire #complexkicks #sneakernews #sneakerfiles #modernnotoriety #sneakerwatch #sneakerhistory #slamkicks #thedeadstox #nightwingknows #nikestories #kickstagram #featuremysneaks #snkrinc #solenation #kickssavage

Found a couple mini treasures while going through some stuff. Here is the official program, ticket stub and game sheet for 1/30/97. Chicago Bulls vs Sacramento Kings at Arco Arena. One of the first times I actually got to see MJ play in person. For those who never got to see him play live, believe me when I say, the guy is on a completely different level. Just watching him warm up, you could tell he had a another gear than any other player on the floor. It was like he was in fast forward while everybody else was in regular speed. The Bulls were straight rock stars back then too. Despite the Sacramento Fanbase being known for being pretty loyal when it comes to their Kings, the arena definitely had more red than purple that night. The Bulls easily handed the Kings another loss and MJ scored a cool 32 while Pippen scored 22. #ogsupportgroup #niketalk #jumpman23 #airjordan #michaeljordan #nba #chicagobulls #sacramentokings #airjordanxii #airjordan12 #igsneakercommunity #sneakerfiles #jordandepot #jordansdaily

#flashbackfriday #fbf Taking it back to 1992! Here I was at church rockin’ a fresh pair of Bordeaux VII’s, pegged jeans, a Chicago Bulls Starter parka and a Jordan baseball jersey with a mutha F’n turtleneck!!! I thought I was the ish! You couldn’t tell me nuthin’!! Except to hold my lil cousin’s hand. 😂 🤣 @jumpman23 recently brought the jersey out from the “Vault” as their calling it. I picked one up on @Nike and am very impressed. Just like I remember it, minus the turtleneck. Bordeaux’s and Cardinal VII’s are a great matchup but surprisingly the 2006 Citrus VII’s look like they were made specifically to hook with the jersey! I’m very pleased by the brand to rerelease vintage clothing from my childhood. Wish more would drop. It even came with a cool Wings logo patch. I might just need to red version now! Swipe through for a few more pics. #ogsupportgroup #niketalk #jordanbrand #jumpman23 #airjordan #nike #nikeair #airjordancollection #wearejordan #instyleshoes #jordansdaily #jordandepot #nicekicks #kicksonfire #complexkicks #sneakernews #sneakerfiles #modernnotoriety #sneakerwatch #sneakerhistory #slamkicks #thedeadstox #nightwingknows #nikestories #kickstagram #featuremysneaks

They don’t make commercials like they used to. Now a days, due to social media and celebrity endorsers, there’s no need. But there’s just something about a creative visual ad that makes the shoes a little more special. I honestly wouldn’t be mad if they just re-aired old commercials whenever they retro a shoe. Shown here is my Air Jordan XI commercial sticker sheet. It was given out as a promotional item for the 2000 retro release. #ogsupportgroup #niketalk #jordanbrand #jumpman23 #airjordan #nike #nikeair #airjordancollection #wearejordan #instyleshoes #jordansdaily #jordandepot #nicekicks #kicksonfire #complexkicks #sneakernews #sneakerfiles #modernnotoriety #sneakerwatch #sneakerhistory #slamkicks #thedeadstox #nightwingknows #nikestories #kickstagram #featuremysneaks #snkrinc #solenation #kickssavage

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