23 Dec Cool Greys Air Jordan 11
Nike’s releasing another colorway for the Air Jordan 11. Last minute Christmas shoppers can snatch up a pair of the Jordan 11 Retro Cool Grays on December 23, 2010. The Cool Gray shade is one of the most in-demand shades, next to the black, red, and white “Breds” and the black, white and blue “Space Jams.” The Grays are easy-on-the-eyes and perfectly match every outfit. Rumor has it, consumers have been anticipating this color since November; so it’s likely to sell out rather quickly.
On the bottom, you’ll find extra super-grip hounds-tooth pattern traction on the heel and toe, with an icy sole in the archway containing the Air Jordan jump-man logo. You’ll also find smaller iconic jump-man logos in white across the center of the tongue, as well as on the back outer heel of the shoe. Michael Jordan’s jersey #23 can be found etched across the back of the shoe’s heel in vertical white letters overtop the darkest gray. Jordan 11 Retro Cool Grays immediately draw attention with the wavy design from the upper to lower colorway. The shoe is made of shiny patent leather, ballistic condura nylon upper shoe, carbon fiber sheath, rubber outsole, a carbon fiber plate underneath the outsole for extra rigidity, and the classic Nike Air sole. The shiny detailing on the shoe make the Retro Cool Grays perfect for casual events or even for pairing up with suits instead of dress shoes. In fact, the R&B group Boyz II Men wore the black and white Air Jordan XI colorway with white suits at one of their concerts.
Not only does the Air Jordan XI model look amazing, but it has an interesting history too. Shoe designer Tinker Hatfield designed the shoe while Michael Jordan was pursuing his baseball career with the Chicago White Sox in hopes that one day Jordan would return to the National Basketball Association and wear these new kicks. Tinker’s model would borrow from the lightweight durability of mountaineering backpacks and add the latest in shoe science advancements (like the patent leather, which keeps the foot firmly put during quick direction changes on the court). During the 1995 playoffs, the shoes were sampled by players and when Michael Jordan saw them, he instantly wanted to wear the shoe. Jordan’s decision to wear the shoe caught Hatfield and Nike off-guard and they suddenly found themselves trying to mass produce enough to meet production demands.
Style No: 378037-001
Available in Mens, Womens, Boys, Girls & Infants