words // Brandon Richard
images // Mary Hoffmann
Following Michael Jordan’s insight, the Air Jordan 11 brought a formal look to the court, using patent leather for the first time on an athletic sneaker. This weekend, the low-top version of the 11 arrives in an all-new colorway that pays homage to the line’s heritage.
The ‘Infrared 23’ Air Jordan 11 Low sports a sleek, black patent leather and mesh upper with hits of infrared on the logos and herringbone. Below sits a white midsole and blue-tinted translucent outsole.
These Jordan shoes will be available at Eastbay for $150 this Saturday, June 14 at 8:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. PST. Gradeschool, preschool and toddler sizes will be on hand as well. Follow @Eastbay on Twitter and @OfficialEastbay on Instagram for all release information and updates.
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words // Brandon Richard
Each year, the Jordan Brand celebrates the holiday season by re-releasing its most popular model — the Air Jordan 11. For 2013, the classic arrives in an all-new ‘Gamma Blue’ colorway, featuring a black patent leather and cordura base with gamma and maize branding hits. Black also takes care of the midsole, which sits atop a blue-tinted translucent rubber outsole.
These Jordan shoes will be available here for $185 this Saturday, December 21 at 8:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. CST. Follow @Eastbay on Twitter and @OfficialEastbay on Instagram for all release information and updates.
Jordan Brand seems to have found a way to contribute to the craziness that is the holiday season. This year’s biggest holiday release has been talked about for many months. Thankfully all of the waiting and planning comes to an end in less than 8 hours when the Jordan Retro Cool Grey 11 finally becomes available.
Really, the Jordan Retro 11 needs no explanation. The shiny patent finish has created one of the greatest followings in the history of sneakers. This year’s release featuring an ice blue bottom seems to be grabbing just as much attention as last year’s Space Jams, if not more. The Jordan 11 Cool Grey colorway will be available in sizes from infants all the way up to men’s sizes.
The wait is almost over: Jordan Retro 11 Cool Grey
It’s hard to argue against the Air Jordan XI being the most popular sneaker from the Jordan signature line. Designed by the legendary Tinker Hatfield, the Jordan XI marked Michael’s return to the game after returning from a brief retirement in 1995. The sneaker is iconic for several reasons; patent leather mudguard, carbon fiber spring plate and translucent “icy” outsole. Not to mention, Michael’s Bulls won 72 games in the 95-96 season en route to the first of three consecutive championships.
Next Thursday, the Air Jordan XI will return in the always-popular “Cool Grey” colorway. This retro originally dropped in 2001, and was an instant hit within the sneaker community. In fact, the release caused riotous behavior at several retail locations, resulting in injury and property damage. That is history that we’d obviously not like to see repeated, and that’s why it’s important to have the opportunity to pick up a pair online here at Eastbay.
The Jordan XI is also one of the favorite subjects shot by sneaker photographers over at the Sole Collector Forum. While we prepare for next week’s big release, take a look at some quality XI photos.
Air Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California
Reid Glaze aka ReidSB, Dallas, Texas
airjordanjack, San Diego, California
Dale aka dalazz, Trumbull, Connecticut
Brian Edbury aka Menace, England
Alan Leung aka onoudidntgf, Bakersfield, California
Bjarne Kuhrt, Hamburg, Germany
boyNERD, San Jose, California
Kick Star, Hawthorne, California
KG #5, Edmonton, Canada
Chris Morris, G2CDesigns, Wallingford, Connecticut
illestMF, Stockton, California
Steve Mullholand, Key Largo, Florida
Jefferson Santos aka gdiemaster, San Diego, California
ndmx52, Grand Rapids, Michigan
BryantDIGITAL, Lansing, Michigan
Pat Lauder aka quickster, Gilroy, California
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The Jordan Retro 11 Cool Grey is one of the most anticipated sneakers of this year. With the Jordan 11 Cool Grey Release Date just around the corner, Jordan Brand has unveiled the matching collection to go with the iconic patent leather sneakers that will likely be on countless wish lists.
The Jordan Reto 11 Collection includes everything to keep you fitted from head to toe in Cool Grey Jordan 11 inspired gear. From the Jordan 11 True Bootie, to the Jordan 11 Cool Grey fitted hat, to the Jordan 11 Cool Grey backpack to carry all your gear, you can set up the perfect look to match the upcoming your Jordan Retro 11 Cool Grey purchase.
Will you picking up anything to match your upcoming Jordan shoe purchase?
Available now: Jordan Retro 11 Cool Grey Collection