You’re probably going to get tired of this by the Holidays, but it happens each and every year. We all anticipate the December Jordan 11 release on an annual basis, so seeing new photos and new information about the sneaker, shouldn’t surprise you this time of year.
Here we find ourselves once again in early Summer finding out more about this years, “Space Jam” iteration. You may know by now that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the iconic movie. As of right now, no reports of a cameo by Michael Jordan, but we do get to see LeBron James star along with the Looney Tunes and a promising supporting cast (hopefully).
Jordan Brand has insured us with repacking their Retro lineup by remastered versions of their original counterpart, thus in this case a “45” on the heel tab. Many are calling it by what they see, but not really looking into the history of the sneaker. In the movie, he wore the 23 version while on court he wore the 45. Specifically during the 1995 NBA Playoffs. Both sneakers were available at the time for the movie, but eventually the 23 was used on screen.
As far as the shape and silhouette of the sneaker, this is as close as you’ll get to the original 1995 version. The patent leather cut is thicker than the usual recent XI retro’s, which may bother some, but is true to the first. Instead of the usual Royal Blue Jumpman and branding, it is now a Concord blue/purple. In some photos it may appear Royal, but it isn’t.
Everything else stays classic with the translucent sole, white midsole, and ballistic mesh upper. Remember at the time of this release back in 1995, the Jordan 11 model was groundbreaking in technology by debuting a patent leather material for the court. It was never used before and the team of Tinker and Jordan wanted something more elegant and yet functional. The patent leather was a lot lighter to use than leather, but maintained the same support and lockdown for the foot.
The Air Jordan Retro 11 “Space Jam” is scheduled for December 17, 2016 for $220.00 USD. Not sure how many will be made as last years “72-10” 11’s was the most produced JB sneaker in history… at least in recent times. Check out the photos below for the details and remember to start planning soon if you want to grab a couple of pairs, let alone one.