The Air Jordan canon has such an esteemed history that its older releases easily withstand the test of time, even in the wake of newer editions. Each sneaker captures a moment in time by carrying the nostalgia of bygone eras of the NBA. The Air Jordan XI “Bred” has an especially poignant place in that rich history. This recreation of the signature shoe that MJ donned upon his return to the NBA, and inevitably the championship podium, emulates every detail of its original design from the 1995 – 1996 season.
A carbon-fiber plate is at the core of the Air Jordan XI. That allows for lightweight durability that can keep pace during the fastbreak and take a beating down in the paint. As is the case with any pair of Jordans, performance features are accented by stylish details. For the Air Jordan XI, that was especially important to make a statement that the GOAT was back in full force. The sneaker was the first Jordan to incorporate a material that would grace future releases, using patent leather that makes a bold statement on and off the court.