words // Brandon Richard
Before the 4-point play in Madison Square Garden, Larry Johnson was best known for his five seasons with the Charlotte Hornets. In Charlotte, LJ averaged 19.6 points, 9.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game, earning All-Star Game nods in 1993 and 1995. One of the game’s biggest personalities, Johnson had an endorsement deal with Converse, a partnership that lasted until 1999.
While with Converse, Johnson was the name linked to some of the brand’s most popular performance shoes, perhaps none more beloved than 1993’s Aerojam. A sign of the times, the Aerojam was cushioned with Converse’s liquid-based REACT Juice technology. Other standout features included a removable and reversible lace shroud and fading splatter print details.
Last made available 10 years ago, the Aerojam is back for another run. The updated CONS design is stitch-for-stitch the same silhouette as the original model. Available now is the original Black/Peacoat Blue colorway worn by Johnson in ’93, while new Grey/Black and Grey/Orange colorways will follow on Tuesday, November 26.