Michael Jordan in the Air Jordan XI

Today in Performance Sneaker History: Michael Jordan Wins Fourth MVP Award in the Air Jordan XI

On May 20, 1996, Michael Jordan won 109 of 113 media votes to be selected as the 1995-96 NBA MVP. Considering Jordan led the Bulls to their historic 72-10 regular season record, and would eventually lead them to the NBA title, there’s no wonder why the results were nearly unanimous. Weeks after winning the MVP, His Airness would lead the Bulls to their first championship of their second three-peat. Jordan repeated as MVP in 1997 and 1998, finishing his career with six total Maurice Podoloff Trophies.

Tinker made them shine, and Mike made them fly. During ’96, Jordan wore the cutting edge Air Jordan XI. The Air Jordan XI pushed the envelope with its patent leather and ballistic mesh construction, along with a supportive Carbon Fiber midfoot shank. If you’re looking to pick up a pair, you’ll have to wait until this holiday season.

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