Today’s biggest news comes from Jordan Brand as they have officially not one, but two Air Jordan 11 releases set to drop this holiday season. Celebrating 25 years of the Air Jordan 11, Jordan Brand commemorates the storied silhouette with two releases that simultaneously pay respect to the Jumpman past and look to the future: the Air Jordan 11 Jubilee and Air Jordan 11 Adapt.
Air Jordan 11 Jubilee
The Air Jordan 11 Jubilee, which we’ve become accustomed to know as the Air Jordan 11 25th Anniversary, is inspired by original sketches of the Air Jordan 11. The 25th anniversary interpretation of the model incorporates a metallic silver Jumpman logo and “JORDAN” on the eyelets. The heel has an embroidered silver “23” with a printed “25” on the insoles to celebrate 25 years of greatness. On the tongue is a special stitched “JUMPMAN” and “JORDAN” tag.
Michael Jordan debuted the Air Jordan 11 in 1995 after returning from his first retirement; the Air Jordan 11 Jubilee celebrates the birth of a cultural icon and one of the most beloved sneakers in basketball history. The moment is punctuated by silver accents and detailing (the metal is the symbol of a Jubilee anniversary), which shine across an all-black mesh and genuine patent leather upper.
Air Jordan 11 Adapt
Twenty-five years after original sketches of Tinker Hatfield’s Air Jordan 11 design illuminated his intent to make a laceless shoe, Jordan Brand incorporates Nike Adapt power lacing technology into one of its most iconic models while remaining complementary to the original silhouette.
“Where the Air Jordan 11 Jubilee celebrates the rich history of the Air Jordan 1, the Adapt iteration takes the silhouette into Jordan Brand’s future,” says Martin Lotti, Jordan Brand VP/Chief Design Officer. “By folding in the best of Nike technology, we’ve delivered on Tinker’s original vision of the Air Jordan 11, while simultaneously offering wearers the most personalized Jumpman shoes to date.”
The Nike Adapt technology, which has been used on Nike performance basketball product as well as Nike sportswear, breathes new life into Jordan Brand innovation. Controlled by the wearer through Nike’s Adapt App, the forward-looking 2020 iteration of the Air Jordan 11 provides real-time personalization and unrivaled fit and feel. Through the app, which will feature a Jordan-flavored interface, users can customize the Adapt buttons on the shoe’s midsole by personalizing the color scheme and flashing pattern of the buttons’ lights — making the technology an instant extension of the footwear.
The Air Jordan 11 Jubilee releases in full family sizing on December 12 on SNKRS, while the Air Jordan 11 Adapt drops December 30 on SNKRS.
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