This extremely rare Air Jordan 1 was previously revealed by Jordan Brand earlier this week via their archives. While many may not be aware, they were custom made for Michael Jordan to wear after returning from his foot injury he suffered during his second year in the league.
Dressed in the original Chicago Bulls color scheme, the original Air Jordan 1 was modified by Nike to help MJ from re-injuring himself again. Some of the notable features includes straps cut into the shoe along with velcro straps inside to offer more support.
While only playing 18 games during the 1985-86 season due to injury, Michael Jordan returned for the Playoffs putting up 63 points against the Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first round playoffs. Jordan only wore this modified Air Jordan 1 for only one game, on March 21, 1986, before returning back to his original Air Jordan 1 style.
This rare Air Jordan 1 OG Modified Ankle PE is up for auction by Heritage Auctions, with opening bid starting at $5,000 and will be up for the next 30 days. There are only 1 of 2 pairs of the modified Air Jordan 1 still in exists.