Michael Jordan Personally Requested A Pair of Off-White x Air Jordan 1s

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 04:  NBA legend and tournament host Michael Jordan attends the 13th annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational gala at the ARIA Resort & Casino at CityCenter on April 4, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational)

Michael Jordan Personally Requested A Pair of Off-White x Air Jordan 1s

When becoming a fashion designer pays off heavily.

Published September 3rd

If you’re a politician, a congratulatory call from the president could be one of your career highlights. If you’re a fashion designer who also deals in sneaker collabs, a nod from Michael Jordan is nothing less than priceless.

That’s what happened to Virgil Abloh recently. The Kanye West affiliate and Off-White brand creator had been sending out customized pairs of the Off-White x Air Jordan 1 to friends and family, and the Bulls great wanted in on the action.

No Vacancy Inn co-founder Tremaine Emory shared the gifting story with ShowStudio during the latest episode of Best in Show. He described how the collabo sneaker landed at MJ’s doorstep.

“I wish time travel existed, and you could go back and be like, ‘Virgil, 16-year-old, 18-year-old Virgil, you’re going to have a collab with Nike one day, with Jordans,” Emory said. “And then Michael Jordan is going to text Nike and say I need a pair of those, and you gotta sign a pair to him.’”

Jay-Z, Drake and Roger Federer have also received pairs of the customized exclusive sneaker. The Off-White x Nike Collection will begin releasing at NikeLab NYC next weekend.

Peep out the Best in Show episode about Virgil Abloh’s Off-White collab with Jordan below.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational)

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