Jordan 16 OG Midnight Navy

Jordan 16 OG Midnight Navy


White / Midnight Navy / Silver
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Release Date
March 25, 2001
Air Jordan 16

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Jumping High with the Jordan 16 Midnight Navy 2001

On September 25, 2001, Michael Jordan announced he was stepping down as President of Basketball Operations and relinquishing his stake as a part-owner in the Wizards to lace up his Air Jordans and get back in the game.

The man who retired from basketball twice was back on the court again as a Washington Wizard. Michael Jordan wore the Air Jordan 16 Ginger model during the pre-season before switching to the AJ 17s in 2002, so the AJ 16 got to see some on-court time.

Air Jordan 16 History & Development

Michael Jordan began the new millennium by leaning further into his role as a businessman. With CEO of the Jordan Brand already on his resume, Jordan became part-owner and President of Basketball Operations for the Washington Wizards in January 2000.

With Jordan no longer playing basketball, simply attaching a Jumpman logo to a new design wasn't going to be enough to keep the Air Jordan line on its successful run. It had to continue to be innovative and buzzworthy. And with Tinker Hatfield's announcement that he was taking a break from designing Air Jordans (after over a decade), the Jordan Brand now needed to find a new designer. Wilson Smith III stepped in as lead designer for the Jordan Brand, with big shoes to fill to make the Air Jordan 16 a standout.

Smith's idea was to create a shoe that symbolized Michael Jordan's new life as a businessman on the outside, while still representing the game that made him who he was underneath. The Air Jordan 16 featured a uniquely designed removable shroud, a first for the line. Inspired by a marching band boot, the shroud gave the shoe a clean and streamlined look, fit for the office. However, when the shroud was removed, the result was a classic basketball shoe with plenty of Air Jordan heritage.

In homage to prior Air Jordan models, the design incorporated a patent leather toe box reminiscent of the AJ 11s, translucent outsoles like the AJ 5s, 6s, and 11s and a more traditional Air Jordan shape—something the Air Jordan 15 didn't have.

Jordan 16 OG Midnight Navy 2001

The Jordan 16 OG white and navy release was designed by Mark Smith, who took over from the legendary Tinker Hatfield. Most notable in the white and navy Jordans is the removable shroud in the midsection to the back of the upper. A two-layered outsole in the 16s has a rubber bottom section with futuristic prints and layouts for maximum grip. Seen through the translucent bottom outsole is a print of the Jumpman logo and the minimalist outline of the foot. The toe section of the upper has a smooth and glossy finish, which makes quite the reflective surface when given a good polish. With the shroud in place, the laces can be slightly visible toward the toes, but this slight visibility all falls into place of the aesthetic design of the shoe.