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The holy grail of basketball shoes

Air Jordans are more than a shoe, they're a cultural phenomenon -- which might be just about over. Story

Updated: January 25, 2008, 3:00 PM ET
By Todd Boyd | Special to Page 2

It's not every day that a shoe demands its own cultural history. But of course, not every shoe is an Air Jordan.

The release of the new Air Jordan XX3, amid speculation that this may be the final edition of this most vaunted pair of kicks, brings us full circle from Nov. 17, 1984, when Michael Jordan debuted the shoes in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers and Dr. J, the game's reigning icon at the time and the player MJ would most often be compared to in his early NBA years.

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