The Jordan Reach

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.