Air Jordan 11 (Space Jam 2016 Retro)
UPDATE: One of the biggest releases of 2016 without question, the 'Space Jam' Air Jordan 11s are returning to shelves this Saturday, December 10. According to reports, there's going to be plenty of pairs to go around and judging by the latest images from Canadian boutique Livestock, the quality won't disappoint. This retro is truly shaping up to be the greatest gifts a Jordan head could hope for in time for the holidays!
UPDATE: The release of the 'Space Jam' Air Jordan 11 is just over a week away, and while there won't be enough pairs to keep everyone happy – especially with many fans hoping for a double cop – Jordan Brand are at least making sure that the whole family will have a chance to get these black-out bad boys on their feet. The Space Jams will be dropping in men's, youth, kid's, toddler and infant sizing – from size 18 US, all the way down to a soft-soled 1C.
The 'Space Jam' Air Jordan 11 will be dropping December 10 through NDC and Jordan Brand stockists worldwide. Also be sure to check out the complete range of 'Space Jam' footwear and apparel dropping alongside the Air Jordan 11s.
If you're in NYC, Foot Locker has a special 'Space Jam' event taking place at the Harlem House of Hoops store on December 1 at 8pm. Just what's in store for the event remains a mystery at this stage, but head on down to satiate your curiosity.
UPDATE: You'll be hard-pressed to find a sneakerhead that isn't excitedly counting down the days for this one. The 'Space Jam' Air Jordan 11s are packed with nostalgia and executed with a clean, time defying make-up that has made them one of the sneaker world's most prized commodities. After giving you a taste of the box and accoutrements below, we can now share the official Nike images. Peruse the shoe from all angles and figure out what strategy you'll use to cop when they release on December 10.
UPDATE: With the release of the 2016 Air Jordan 11 'Space Jam' just under a month away, this is the first time we've received images of the final retail product. Quality is on-point for this latest retro, complete with '45' embroidered on the heel and revered Nike Air branding on the insole. Purists will be divided on the substitution of a light blue transclucent outsole for the traditionally clear rubber of prior 'Space Jam' releases, but if it minimises yellowing down the track, then we are all for the switch up.
Jordan Brand have always treated AJ11 retros with premium packaging, and the Space Jams are no exception. Going all out with multi-layered packaging that includes an outer '45' sleeve and cartoon-stylised '23' box, even the inside of the box receives a special cosmic Jumpman print at the bottom.
The Air Jordan 11 'Space Jam' drops December 10 through Nike.com and Jordan Brand retailers.
There have been a lot of whispers around the Air Jordan 11 ‘Space Jam’ recently and it looks like – 20 years on from the original release – they were all onto something. 90s kids around the world will no doubt be familiar with the film, which starred MJ among a cast of Looney Toons, defending the planet from nefarious Martians. Astute Jay fiends will notice that the upcoming release has reverted to the original number 45 heel embroidery, rather than the 23 which appeared on the 2009 retro. As far as we can see from the photos, they look like an accurate re-release of the OG so don’t expect them to stay on the shelves for long.