Succeeding photos of the Air Jordan 5 “NFL Helmet” PE, Instagram page English Sole offers a look at an alternate version of the Air Jordan 14 inspired by former NBA star Reggie Miller. The Hall-of-Famer, known for his 18-year streak with the Indiana Pacers, never had a signature shoe but continually represented the Jordan Brand for most of his career since the ‘99 season.
The five-time All-Star and a two-time gold medalist was consistently seen wearing a black and “Varsity Maize” Air Jordan 15 PE throughout the NBA Finals in 2000. While it wasn’t specifically made for Miller, the shoe was definitely associated with him as he sported a pair featuring a “REG” PVC strip along the heel.
Although a multitude of sketches, designs and samples are made before being produced and retailed, some designs never make it to the shelves despite popular opinions. This sample pair of the Air Jordan 14 was one of those that didn’t make the cut but still carries great significance. A lot like the AJ15 PE worn by Miller in his heydays, the design is constructed with all black uppers in a mix of puffer leather laterals and suede sealing the toe box. Hints of a bright yellow hue detail the branding elements found on the throat, tongue, laterals, and heel. Further black and yellow molds adorn the white midsole and outsole.
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