Michael Jordan's shoes

Jordan wore these shoes -- the Air Jordan IV "Taking Flight" -- in 1989, the season before the start of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000164" title="Chicago Bulls" href="/topic/sports/basketball/chicago-bulls-ORSPT000164.topic">Bulls</a>' championship run. The team finished that regular season with a 55-27 record, led by Jordan's league-leading 33.6 points per game. In the playoffs, the Bulls beat Cleveland (with "The Shot"), then Philadelphia before losing Game 7 of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVSPR000115" title="Stanley Cup Playoffs" href="/topic/sports/ice-hockey/stanley-cup-playoffs-EVSPR000115.topic">Eastern Conference Finals</a> to their nemesis, the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000099" title="Detroit Pistons" href="/topic/sports/basketball/detroit-pistons-ORSPT000099.topic">Detroit Pistons</a>.<br>
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The Chicago History Museum’s John Russick said the shoes are not currently on public view because some of the materials -- glue in particular -- do not hold up well when on display.
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( Chris Walker, Chicago Tribune / July 6, 2011 )

Jordan wore these shoes -- the Air Jordan IV "Taking Flight" -- in 1989, the season before the start of the Bulls' championship run. The team finished that regular season with a 55-27 record, led by Jordan's league-leading 33.6 points per game. In the playoffs, the Bulls beat Cleveland (with "The Shot"), then Philadelphia before losing Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals to their nemesis, the Detroit Pistons.

The Chicago History Museum’s John Russick said the shoes are not currently on public view because some of the materials -- glue in particular -- do not hold up well when on display.

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