As you probably may already know, the Air Jordan 10 was originally made its retail debut back in 1994, following Michael Jordan’s departure from basketball to pursue a professional basketball career. At the time, it did not seem likely that Michael would return from retirement, so Tinker Hatfield designed the Air Jordan 10 to pay homage to his career achievements, inscribing them on the outsoles. Since the Air Jordan 10 needed to be endorsed and Michael Jordan was not around, so special PE colorways were whipped up was select NBA players, nicknamed after a specific city. One of them was the Air Jordan 10 “Orlando” featured here.
Those Air Jordan 10 PE colorways eventually became collectively known as the “City Series.” In addition to the “Orlando,” the series also included colorways for the cities of Chicago/Miami, New York, Sacramento and Seattle, and a specific NBA player rocked each of those colorways on the hardwood. Earlier, Penny Hardway had already received an Air Jordan 9 PE. Around the time these Air Jordan 10 PE colorways came to be, he was on the verge of having his own signature sneaker line. So it was Nick Anderson, Penny’s teammate, who received the Air Jordan 10 PE “Orlando” and wore it on the court.
Of course, the Air Jordan 10 “Orlando” was a PE so it never made its way to retailers. Back in 2016, Jordan Brand actually dropped the Air Jordan 10 City Pack, but the “Orlando” colorway was not included. Hence, twenty-three years later, it will now be joining this year’s Holiday Air Jordan releases 2018. If you’re an avid sneakerhead, you may have already seen it before, but if you have not, this iteration has clean White leather uppers that feature Black- and Royal Blue-colored detailing all over. It will end up looking the same as the photo above, but it is actually of the PE from 1995.
Photos of this year’s version of the Air Jordan 10 “Orlando” have not popped up yet, so keep checking back at SneakersDog. According to zsneakerheadz, this sneaker will indeed be joining December’s Air Jordan releases 2018 and will apparently retail at a price of $190.