These are known as the "oxy's" or "oxidized's." They got their nickname from the colorway description for this specific Air Jordan XIV. These were released in February of 1999 to coincide with the NBA All-Star Game. They retailed for $150, and did not feature the perforated holes in the sides like the previous white/red colorway. Also, these changed a bit from the original samples seen. The samples a white outsole rather than the black one that made it on the released version.