The Air Jordan 10 colorways from the original 1995 “City Pack” are regarded by many among the hundred best Air Jordan sneakers of all time. When Jordan Brand originally released the Air Jordan 10 back in 1994, Michael Jordan had already retired from professional basketball for the very first time. Since Michael Jordan was absent, special PE colorways of the Air Jordan 10 were designed for specific NBA players, nicknamed after the cities they were representing. This is how the “City Series” originally came to be. The OG “City Pack” included an “Orlando” colorway, which is returning to join this year’s Air Jordan releases 2018 during the Holiday Season.
The Original Air Jordan 10 “City Series” From 1995
Around the time of Michael Jordan’s first retirement from the NBA, Jordan Brand had already designed six different Air Jordan 9 PE iterations for specific players. Apparently, Jordan Brand took the same approach with the “City Series.” The pack included colorways of the Air Jordan 10 nicknamed “Miami,” “New York,” “North Carolina,” “Orlando,” “Sacramento,” and “Seattle.” These Air Jordan 10 colorways were first worn on the court by Harold Miner, Hubert Davis, Jerry Stackhouse, Nick Anderson, Mitch Richmond, and Kendall Gill, respectively. The Air Jordan 10 “Miami” is often referred to as “Chicago” since it was later worn by Scottie Pippen and eventually Michael Jordan when he returned.
The Air Jordan 10 “Orlando” Returns
Penny Hardaway was among the six NBA players who received an Air Jordan 9 PE of their own. However, by the time the Air Jordan 10 debuted, Penny Hardaway already had his own signature line from Nike, which included sneakers models like the Air Flight One and the Air Up. Hence, as mentioned, it was Nick Anderson from the Orlando Magic who first laced up in the Air Jordan 10 “Orlando.” The image at the top is of the original sneaker from 1985, but this year’s version will look the same, dressed up in the same Orlando Magic-inspired Black, Blue and White color scheme.