In celebration of Michael Jordan’s stay in France for Jordan Brand’s Quai 54 Tournament, Pierre Navarro from Orravan Design wanted to give MJ a gift. So he created what he’s called the “EVOLUVERSARY” pack. A one-of-one pack handcrafted for Jordan himself, the EVOLUVERSARY pack consists of two sneakers—the Air Jordan I and the Air Jordan XX9. (Just like the official Air Jordan MTM pack created by the brand itself.)
As you can see in the photos above, the kicks are custom-crafted: one a Charlotte Hornets-themed AJ 1 and the other an AJ XX9 which he calls the “Meteor.” The sneakers took more than 90 hours of labor to customize, with more than 3,500 Swarovski crystals added to the sneakers and the accompanying box.
Stéphane Sornique—who is the art director of L’Equipe Magazine, which is basically like the Sports Illustrated of France—tipped us off to these fresh kicks. He says the name itself is a combination of the words “Evolution” and “Anniversary,” a nod to Jordan Brand’s 30th anniversary this year.
There is special care given to the measurements of each piece of the hand-crafted box, too, like its dimensions in width (45 cm, like MJ’s new number in ’95) and height (23 cm—you already know). Made of real pyro-engraved and gloss-varnished hardwood, the box itself has a Quai 54 logo, Jumpman adornment and signature logo for customs company Orravan Design.