Michael Jordan was disappointed with how the Jordan X ended up since he was not consulted on the final design as he normally was. When Hatfield finally tracked him down to show him the Xs, Michael responded “I don’t like it and you need to change it.” Hatfield had added a strip of leather across the toe, something that hadn't been on an Air Jordan since the V. Chastened, he got on the phone the next day and had alterations made for the ensuing colorways after Jordan and jokingly (at least we hope so) told Tinker he would make up the financial difference if they didn't sell as well as his previous models. Even the retro version of the "Steel Grey" Xs featured a clean toe. Mike is always right.