Russia around Berlin Wall time. Moscow. I’m shooting the Red Army singing, ‘YOU GOT THE RIGHT ONE BABY, UH HUH!’ I’m walking around Moscow and near the Kremlin there’s a contraband alley. Moscow (at that time) is about the poorest place on the planet, but these kiosks have stuff.
I’m wearing a pair of Air Jordan One’s. Guys come out of the woodwork trying to buy them off my feet and they are a couple of years old and show it.
Michael Jordan? Air Jordans? The Soviet Union?
That was many billions of dollars of Air Jordans ago.
Recently, a pair of Air Jordan One’s sold at auction for $560,000, so I guess the Russians saw something I didn’t.
I have no idea what happened to the shoes.