At his 2009 induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Michael Jordan shed a tear — or two or three.
And while one might think that this moment would become a distant memory by 2016, that’s not the case. The image of tears coming down Jordan’s face has become one of the Internet’s favorite memes. Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry even used the meme to express his disappointment when the Carolina Panthers lost to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl 50.
A Look into my soul right now…but it’s all good we will be back! pic.twitter.com/fKbDjGx0on
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) February 8, 2016
Two clever sneaker lovers have now taken it to the next level, customizing a pair of Air Jordan VIII kicks with the infamous image. We’re guessing this probably isn’t what Jordan had in mind when Nike first introduced Jordan shoes for him in 1984.
The sneakers feature a teary-eyed Jordan on the each tongue and on the insoles. It seems that the shoes are a one-off for now, but creators Sherman Winfield and Andrew Weiss have launched a website called “Crying Kicks” and an Instagram that could be a platform to show off more styles if they choose to make them.
Watch the video of Jordan crying at the Hall of Fame below.