Nike designers Tinker Hatfield and Mark Smith teamed up once again for the Air Jordan XIV worn by Michael during the 1998 Finals, it was the last shoe he wore as a Chicago Bull.
Jordan hit the infamous “last shot” against the Utah Jazz while wearing the Black-Red colorway. Seven years later, many Brand Jordan athletes wore the Retro version of the XIV on the court when shoes were hitting at retail. The idea for the XIV was modeled after Michael’s love for cars, inspired specifically from a Ferrari. The Air Jordan XIV boasted a Ferrari-like shield featuring a Jumpman logo. In fact, the design of the AJ XIV included seven Jumpman logos on each shoe for a total of 14 per pair. The Jumpman logo can be seen on the side heel, outsole, insole, back heel, toe and on the metal lace tips.