Jordan celebrates 25 years of Air Jordan XI

TO commemorate 25 years of the classic Air Jordan XI, the sportswear brand is releasing two new trainers – one that recognises the past and the other that celebrates the future: the Air Jordan XI Jubilee and the Air Jordan XI Adapt.

Sketch of Air Jordan XI Jubilee
Air Jordan XI Jubilee
Air Jordan XI Jubilee

Michael Jordan himself debuted the Air Jordan XI in 1995 after returning from his first retirement. Now, considered one of the most iconic sneakers in basketball history, the original sketches are being reimagined for its anniversary.

Using a metallic silver Jumpman logo and the word Jordan embroidered on the eyelet, alongside a silver 23 and a 25 to celebrate the time passed, this shoe is definitely one to collect.

Air Jordan XI Adapt.

Meanwhile, the Tinker Hatfield’s Air Jordan has been given a makeover. Originally made with the intent of making a laceless shoe, it has now been infused with Nike Adapt’s power lacing technology, giving it a lift while remaining true to the original silhouette.

Martin Lotti, the Chief Design Officer explains, “Where the Air Jordan XI Jubilee celebrates the rich history of the Air Jordan XI, the Adapt iteration takes the silhouette into Jordan Brand’s future”.

by Imogen Clark

Release date: December 12 on Nike.com

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