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Air Jordan 31 ‘Fine Print’, The Story Behind the Shoes

Air Jordan 31 Fine Print Nike Contract

The Air Jordan 31 ‘Fine Print’ will launch this Saturday. Each Air Jordan XXX1 has a story behind them, and here is the rundown for the Fine Print edition.

Basketball was always more than just a game to Michael Jordan. It was joy. It was pain. It was everything. At times, it was a place of refuge from life’s trials.

In each contract Michael signed, a “Love of the Game” clause was present. This clause gave him the right to play whenever, wherever and against whomever he pleased — something Michael considered non-negotiable, even as other athletes were regularly contractually prohibited from extracurricular activities that could lead to injury. Naturally, Michael exercised this privilege often. During early trips to Oregon to meet and collaborate with Nike, he would find the nearest park, seek out pickup games and “call next.” It didn’t matter if it was Game 7 or a casual run; when Michael played, he played to win.

The Air Jordan XXXI ‘Fine Print’ is inspired by the ink and paper of the contract and a rendering of Michael’s signature — as it would have appeared on those contracts — is evident on the shoe’s sole.

Air Jordan 31 Fine Print Release Date

The ‘Fine Print’ Air Jordan 31 will release on September 17th, 2016 for a retail price of $185. For a detailed look, keep scrolling.

​Air Jordan 31 Fine Print
Black/White-Wolf Grey
September 17, 2016
$185
845037-003

See Also: Air Jordan Release Dates

Air Jordan 31 Fine Print Nike Contract

Air Jordan 31 Fine Print Nike Contract

Air Jordan 31 Fine Print Nike Contract

Brian Betschart
Brian Betschart
Founder and Editor of SF, Brian is considered an expert when it comes to sneakers. Collecting since he was in elementary school, his collection has grown to over 500 pairs and counting. Brian has published articles since 2004, and in 2006, he decided to create Sneaker Files.

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