In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Michael Jordan’s NCAA title, and in recognition of the University of North Carolina’s 2017 championship, Tinker Hatfield and Dan Sunwoo have created a limited, friends and family edition of the Converse Pro Leather.
The shoe, which was worn by Jordan in the ’82 tournament, features a Jumpman rather than the customary Star Chevron. “MJ was wearing the Converse Pro Leather in the 1982 Championship. He is often quoted as saying he felt he became Michael Jordan in that moment,” explains Hatfield. “To signify the birth of MJ, I had the Converse logo fade out and the Jumpman appear.”
The left heel pays homage to the Tarheels’ 1982 uniform short, while the right references the 2017 championship team’s version of the now traditional UNC argyle pattern.
The Converse Birth of Michael Jordan Pro Leather will be gifted to the current UNC team, as well as friends and family of the program and Jordan Brand.