UPDATE: Get your wallet ready – the release of the 'University Blue' Air Jordan 11 Low is getting close. This Tar Heels tribute is part of Jordan Brand's 2017 spring/summer release line-up, along with a selection of other highly coveted retro releases. No exact date has been announced by the Swoosh, but fingers crossed the rumoured April 15 date is true. We'll keep you posted!
UPDATE: The projected release of this 'University Blue' Air Jordan 11 is drawing closer – and as the days count down, the shoe is appearing more frequently in backchannels. Jordan Brand still have their lips sealed on this release, but these latest images from Instagram continue to bolster hopes. If the slated April 15 drop date is correct, then we've still got a bit to go until we can get these 11s in our carts. But given that the last release was 16 years ago, another month doesn't seem like all that long.
UPDATE: It seems the Air Jordan 11 Low in 'University Blue' will be arriving a little sooner than anticipated. According to Sneaker Watch, we can expect to see this coveted retro hit Nike.com and select Jordan Brand stockists on April 15. Keep it locked, and we'll keep you posted on any further developments.
OG retros are few and far between for Air Jordan 11 collectors, making them the most sought after releases on the calendar. Since the reissue of the 'Space Jams' in 2009, Jordan fans are typically forced to wait for the holiday season to roll around for another year to get their throwback fix. Thankfully, the wait is looking a whole lot shorter for the next one, with the 'University Blue' AJ11 set for release in just a few short months.
Last seen at the time of the Air Jordan 11's first retro return in 2001 – when the colourway was classified as 'Columbia' – the low-cut model features a pristine white upper and midsole, icy outsole and brilliant blue mudguard and accents. With 16 years between retros, you're going to want to double-up on these if you get a chance.
The Air Jordan 11 Low in 'University Blue' doesn't have an official release date at the time of writing, but rumours of a May 2017 release have been circulating. We'll keep you updated.
– Originally published January 5, 2017