Originally thought of as a love-it-or-hate-it fabric, Jordan Brand has really embraced the use of wool fabric on its sneakers. This is largely due to the successful releases of the Air Jordan 12 and Air Jordan 3 Wool colorways. Now, it appears it may have another hit wool sneaker on its hands after applying the fabric to its most popular model: the Air Jordan 11.
Unlike the usual mesh and patent leather releases, this colorway comes fully draped in wool fabric, upper, eyelets, and tongue included. A dark gray has been primarily used, with the exception of the ankle, sock liner, and laces, which are black in color. The usual white midsole remains unchanged, while a cloudy white sole keeps things comfy.
Very little is known about the Air Jordan XI wool at the moment, but it looks as if the sneaker will be a premium release, as the price for these is expected to retail for $400. Sure, it’s a steep price to pay, but definitely a great alternative to the upcoming Space Jams XIs. Also, expect a much more limited production run and limited availability. A Holiday 2016 release is anticipated. Stay tuned for more release information, including availability.
Air Jordan 11(XI) Retro
Release Date: Holiday 2016