Seven years ago, the world got its first look at the all-black Air Jordan XI. It was love at first tease. Shown as part of a collection that included other all-black favorites from the signature line, the colorway was never officially released to the public. Finally, the wait is over. Dressed in patent leather, premium nubuck and an icy outsole, the signature line's graduating class of 1995 returns in a black cap and gown.
“We usually don’t have this kind of Air Jordan XI launch in the summer, so we wanted to make it special,” says Leah Nagengast, Material Designer at Jordan Brand. “We focused on using elevated materials for the occasion of graduation, including a premium full-grain nubuck, as well as a lace that ties back to the graduation honor cords.” Additional premium elements, such as the raised Jumpman logo and embroidered 23 on the heel serve to dress up the silhouette even further.
The Nike Air Jordan 11 Retro NRG will launch at HANON on saturday the 26th of May ONLINE; 08:00BST.
Nike Air Jordan 11 Retro NRG "Cap & Gown"
Launch: Saturday 26th of May ONLINE; 08:00BST