Posted on June 08 2013
The Air Jordan 11 is as iconic as a shoe gets. From having a staring role in Space Jam to being the shoe MJ wore while winning his 4th NBA Championship (1st back from retirement). It was also one of the first athletic shoes to use patent leather which gave it a flair and a versatility that no other shoe had to date. This ‘favourite’ piece of the shoe was more than just fashionable, it has function. Aside from looking good Patent leather is lightweight, when compared to genuine leather, and also tends not to stretch as much – helps to keep the foot within the bounds of the shoebed during direction changes on the court. The balistic mesh on the upper of the shoe also helps give the Air Jordan 11 a lighter feel and makes it more durable than most sneakers. Further features include a carbon fiber spring plate in the clear outsole which give the shoe better torque and a natural spring during wear. With a such a classic shoe there comes classic color-ways and Jordan Brand did a great job of playing it smart this time around. The new 11 Low features a black Cordura nylon upper wrapped with white patent leather, all on a white midsole and translucent outsole (a great feature of the shoe). There are also True Red accents that appear on the tongue, heel and outsole.
If you want a pair of these get down to the store and grab a spot in line…11’s don’t really stick around that long. Oh yeah, and after you buy them… WEAR THEM!!!
Photos by Alex Honey