The Air Jordan 2 (II) Retro – Black / Chrome were released in 2004. They are the first and only pair of the Air Jordan 2 (II) to be released in a black colorway. During its early years, plans and sketches of a black colorway were drawn up. They are hightop with feature a black upper constructed from suede, with chrome and silver accents. Part of the upper also consists of an area which has a bumpy, braille feeling to it.