The Air Jordan 10 is generally known for its minimalist aesthetic. Designed while Michael Jordan was on his first hiatus from the NBA, the sneaker released with a simple upper lacking all the bells and whistles of previous editions.
However, the model could have looked totally different. Showcased at Jordan Brand's top secret "Archive Room" at ComplexCon, an original sketch from Tinker Hatfield reveals an alternate reality for the shoe. Instead of the clean upper, we see exaggerated lines and "AJ10" branding.
There were other rare Jordan Brand DNA artifacts, such as vintage retail promotional items, the infamous Nike Air Ship, and the original Air Jordan flight suit, on display at the space. Visitors at ComplexCon were only allowed access to the room with a special golden ticket given out by Jordan reps on the show floors.
See more from inside the exclusive experience below.