More than five months ago, Sneakers News have not much to say about the Air Jordan 11 “72-10” except that it will be hitting selected Jordan Brand stores worldwide on December. Knowing the ingenuity of how Jordan Brand names their shoes, the namesake of the AJ7 “72-10” is to honor the historic record of the Chicago Bulls’ win at 72-10 during their game in 1996 earning them their fourth championship with the NBA.
Air Jordan 11 Retro 72-10
Style Code: 378037-002
Release Date:December 19, 2015
To date, the AJ11 72-10 looks to be a promising pair with only the best of sneaker parts. Jordan Brand decided to forego tradition by going with buttery black tumbled leather for the shoes upper instead of the typical condura fabric they used. Also, gone is the Jumpman stitching found on most Air Jordan shoes to be replaced with an embroidered one in metallic red that stands out against the thick black upper leather build. The 72-10 will also be going for a milky white outsole instead of a translucent one.
Other notable but subtle details of the shoes are the “72” as well as “10” detailing on the tip of the laces done in red as well as black carbon fiber and a homage to the team’s achievement found on the shoes’ inner tongue lining. The upper heel also sports a blacked out number, 23, which you might have to look for closely given that the shoes has a black upper already.
So far, this sneaker is also the priciest among the air Jordan 11 collections with a tag price of $220. The official Jordan release date of the Air Jordan 11 72-10 will be on December 19th, another Saturday and a good six days away before Christmas. Overall, this newest pair of Air Jordan 11 deserves the high price with its clean as well as sophisticated look. It also has basketball history stamped all over it and the fact that it comes with a very good packaging also makes its price worth it.
The 72-10’s packaging is a slide out with the tissue pattern paper that is carbon fiber inspired. It also has the protective translucent plastic cover that is standard for all AJ11s and like the shoes, the box sports a matching iridescent design from the shoes with the same attractive overlay design detailing.
Given that the annual release of Air Jordan 11s is the busy holiday schedule, you might want to reserve yourself a pair while it is still early and think about doing so as a nice early Christmas gift.