How much do you actually know about one of most HYPED Jordan's to ever release? The Air Jordan XI is the silhouette that actually caused Jordan releases to be moved to Saturdays! Making their debut in 1995, they dropped in 3 mid top colorways and 2 low top renditions. The mids retailed for $125 while the low tops carried a price tag of $115. During the 90's outsiders were outraged at the idea of dropping 100 bucks on a pair of kicks. In today's market, we'd be lucky to scoop a pair of counterfeits for that price (lol). Sadly, inflation has literally doubled the retail price of a pair. Nonetheless, every holiday season sneakerheads anticipate the Air Jordan XI; prepared to risk it at all for a chance to secure a pair. Their steady demand proves their worth in the sneaker world.
Implementing patent leather on a basketball sneaker was a concept that was unheard of back in the day. Tinker Hatfield explained that he wanted the Air Jordan XI to resemble a convertible with a shiny body. Other sources suggest the inspiration for this beloved sneaker was actually a lawnmower. In conclusion, Tinker wanted to create something that was rough around the edges, but clean on top. The classy appeal of the Air Jordan XI still creates the urge to dress the shoe up. More than likely you've spotted a pair at a wedding or prom.
Today the Air Jordan XI has been released in a large assortment of colorways and makeovers. This holiday season the Air Jordan 11 Space Jam will retail for as much as $220. Are these on your holiday wishlist?