It seems like it’s only a matter of time before an all red Air Jordan 11 actually happens. The red-uppered Jordans have been more and more numerous in recent years, and we’d be surprised if Jordan Brand considered any of them too sacred to get outfitted with such a look. Pictured here is a custom creation that takes care of that combination by outfitting the Air Jordan XI Low with the look (Although there are a couple of sections saved from the red treatment). Continue reading to see the 360 view and then get in touch with DMC Kicks to commission a pair for yourself.
The barrage of Retro Jordans doesn’t look to slow down one bit starting in 2014. You’ve already had some advance previews of what’s to come, but now we can reveal some more of some of the styles as far out as Summer 2014. The Air Jordan II is coming back, with three colorways slated from April to June. The Air Jordan VI is also releasing, as are three separate Air Jordan XI Low pairs, an Air Jordan IX, and a couple of Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG pairs promising that the “Nike Air” treatment will be around next year. While there are style codes for each, there aren’t connected colorways just yet so you’ll have to check back in with us on that, but be advised that Jordan Brand has these Retros on deck (all detailed below by month). Let us know in the comments if you’re excited for any particular pair on the way and stay tuned to Sneaker News for updates.
It’s been quite some time since we were treated to an Air Jordan XI Low that utilized red for its patent leather strip. Of course this pair doesn’t do quite that, as the patent leather is actually switched out for a luxurious red python treatment. The whole snakeskin wave in the custom scene has been an awesome one, taking various silhouettes to new, premium heights that we’d imagine the likes of Jordan Brand won’t be touching any time soon-especially given Nike INC’s pledge from a couple years back to stop using real deal animal skin on such a large scale. Take a better look at the Air Jordan XI Low “Red Python” from CMB Kicks after the jump and stay tuned to see which model gets the treatment next.
Would this Summer’s Air Jordan XI Low release have been better off with a blacked out patent leather strip? Taking things even further than that fate is this custom creation from CMB Kicks, which switches not only the colors but also the material. Instead of the shiny surface, there’s a scaly python treatment, one that definitely ends up a couple notches above the retail snakeskin stuff that we’ve Jordan Brand release. Give us your two cents on this pair of one off Jordans down in the comments and stay tuned to see more reptilian customs. Thanks to Trust Fund Collective for the photos.
While everyone is waiting on pins and needles for release info regarding the new “Red October” colorway of the Nike Air Yeezy 2, one dedicated sneakerhead decided to transfer that look over and skip the wait. The result is the Air Jordan XI Low “Yeezus”, a pair that dons a similar all-red getup. What’s more, the lacing system is made to mimic that of the Nike Air Yeezy 2 what with the metal lace tips and the circular lacelock. Take a complete look at this blood red version of the Air Jordan XI Low just after the jump and tell us if you’re feeling Snaphigh’s continued remixes of this model.
No matter how deep your Air Jordan knowledge, there are likely some samples floating out there that you’ve never heard of before. Case in point is this collection, which includes rarities like the Air Jordan V “Saxophone” sample, an Air Jordan II in a clean black/gold combination, one of those seamless Air Jordan X versions, and more. Stay with us after the jump to see this pretty impressive mixture of random hard to find Jordans, tell us in the comments if there are any in the gallery that you’ve never seen before, and stay tuned for coverage on these sort of sneaker rarities.
Sneaker releases on Saturdays are pretty much a wrap not long after the 8 AM online checkout battles, but Sneaker Lounge in New Jersey is offering up to its local patrons another shot to cop the Camo Foams, low-top Air Jordan XIs, Crimson Elite LeBrons, and Viotech Dunks (pretty much all the other hot June 8th, 2013 sneaker releases) later tonight. Beginning at 8PM, Sneaker Lounge (Westwood, NJ location) will release all of today’s best releases on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a mystery Air Jordan restocks also being available. Definitely something to check out if you’re in the area, so check out their flyer and full list of releases below and don’t miss out!
June 8th won’t be quite as busy as the first Saturday of the month in terms of sneaker releases, but it will be a pretty packed day nonetheless. There are two Air Jordan XI Low styles on their way, one being that brand new black and white and the other being a reprisal of the fan favorite snakeskin look. The Nike Air Foamposite Pro “Camo” will at last hit shelves as will the surprise return of the Nike Dunk Low “Viotech”. On top of that there’s a scattering of Air Jordan XX8 releases as well as the first wave of pairs for the Saint Alfred x Asics Gel Lyte III pair (Look for a global release next week). Continue reading to see all the sneakers releasing tomorrow and tell us in the comments which you’re gunning for.
The Air Jordan XI Low – the patent leather version that is – is one of the quirkier sub-stories in the history of Air Jordans. During the Air Jordan XI’s original retail arrival, the low-top version was nowhere to be seen as Nike opted for the curiously designated “IE” version instead (no patent leather with triangular vents on the upper). But they definitely existed back then in PE format, showing up on the feet of Michael Jordan during summer-time offseason appearances and strangely enough, in the pages of vintage sneaker catalogs from Japan.
LeBron James had plenty of reason to celebrate this week, having helped his team just barely edge out the Pacers in a playoff OT with a simple layup. He opted for some downtime the next day, rolling around Miami with fiancee Savannah Brinson by his side and some Jordans on his feet. More specifically it was the Air Jordan XI Low in that red and white colorway from last summer, one that just happens to match with his whole “Heat” looking get up. Continue reading for the shots of LeBron in Jordans and let us know in the comments if you think he’s on his way to a second ring.