Undeniably one of the most iconic sneakers of all time is the Air Jordan 11. Re-released on May 3, 2014, the Air Jordan 11 Retro Low have been selling like pancakes – these “formal” sneakers are one of the most coveted Air Jordan’s in the market today.
The History of Air Jordan 11
Air Jordan’s were specifically made by Nike for Michael Jordan, and the collection was only made available in the market in 1996. During his heyday in the NBA, Jordan wore these personalized sneakers, making his shoes priceless pairs of footwear.
When they were finally produced for the mass market, people all over the world were snatching them up – establishing the collection as more of a status symbol rather than a functional pair of sneakers.
The Air Jordan 11 is one of the most popular sneakers of all time because of its incredible media coverage when it came out. During the 1995 NBA season, Jordan wore the pair when he led the Chicago Bulls to their all-time NBA best 72-win season. And in the next year, which was 1996, Jordan wore them in the animated basketball-themed blockbuster film Space Jam.
The Air Jordan 11 represents more than just Michael Jordan or Nike – but it symbolizes victory, achievement, and social status.
The Air Jordan 11 Retro Low Version
Released this year, the Retro Low version has the exact design and details of the original Air Jordan 11’s but in a low cut design. When the Air Jordan 11’s first came out, people who bought them wore them with casual outfits and even with suits. Instead of wearing dress shoes, office employees would wear them ’cause they had a “formal” look to them.
The Air Jordan 11 Retro Low sneakers are more preferred by its buyers to use for going out rather than being used on the court.
Features of Air Jordan 11 Retro Low
The shoes’ most distinct feature is the black patent Concord. This was actually used to make the Air Jordan lighter, sturdier and more attractive. The soles are made of translucent rubber material, providing proper traction on and off the court for ease of turning and change of direction. There are solid rubber traction pods on the heel and the forefoot that allow these sneakers to do that job.
The shoes’ cushioning provide enough comfort and fit with its lightweight Phylon and full L Air unit, and the mesh on the upper of the shoes make them breathable.
The Bottom Line
The Air Jordan 11 Retro Low re-released in May, 2014 stays true to Micheal Jordan’s main aesthetic and details in terms of creating a “formal”-looking pair of sneakers on the court. Ultra attractive, comfortable, and functional, these sneakers will look and feel good both on and off the court.