Here’s a some new mouth-watering images of what is easily this year’s most anticipated sneaker, the 2016 Air Jordan XI Space Jam. Draped in black, the upper sports the usual mesh and patent leather construction, complemented with fat black laces and a contrasting white tongue logo. Dark Concord Jumpman graphics are used on the ankle and tongue areas, and really help give the design some personality. Staying true to the version worn by MJ, this pair incorporates the #45 at the heel instead of #23. One important detail to note is that the number has been stitched on instead of painted, similar to player exclusive versions of the sneaker. Also, unlike previous releases, this pair sports an icy blue sole in favor of the clear version. It’s a step away from the original, but it certainly doesn’t hurt the sneaker’s overall look.
As expected, the 2016 Air Jordan XI Space Jam will follow tradition with a December release, hitting stores on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Retail price is set at $220. Expect some very, very long lines.
Images from Marqueesole.
Air Jordan 11 (XI) Retro
Color: Black/Dark Concord-White
Release Date: 12/17/2016