It’s finally here. And it’s pretty fkn underwhelming.
This image is supposedly a first look at the shoe, featuring a that OG high-cut patent leather with a full red upper and lining, black Jumpman, blue icy outsole and white midsole. Similar in nature to Melo’s Air Jordan 11 PE, but different enough to make this guy want to pass (and cry).
I could NOT be more disappointed in Jordan Brand with this continual release of shitty colorways. They had such an opportunity to EXPLODE with this shoe. SMH.
The rumor of an all-Red Air Jordan 11 has been circulating since 2005, so you can see why myself, and many other will be utter disappointed with this. They could have gone full 72-10 on this colorway, with premium materials. Instead, we’ve got a good color, with a fabric upper that doesn’t look great, a blue outsole that doesn’t look great, and a Black Jumpman sitting on the red upper that hurts my eyes.
The only way I could see an all-red Jordan 11 working is a replication of the 72-10 (pictured below) – perhaps without the patent leather, opting for a full tumbled leather upper with white accents, not black. Or even better – a full nubuck upper like the Melo PE (pictured below), again, with nubuck replacing the patent leather.
Take a look below at the first surfaced imaged of this Holiday’s release, compared to Melo’s PE – and then a Concept we did earlier in the year of what we ALL WANTED.
Don’t forget we have another Air Jordan 11 releasing for Holiday, with the “Midnight Navy” set for Black Friday.
More images have surfaced, and whilst these look a little better, I’m still disappointed with this Holiday’s release. You can check these out below!
Here’s another look at the “Gym Red” Air Jordan 11, looking duller each time I see it, which leads me to think a lot of these surfaced images have previously been brightened and over saturated. Needless to say, I’m still not feeling these. And here I was hoping for a better release on my Birthday this year. . .
More glorified shots of the AJ 11 “Gym Red” courtesy of Marquee sole. I’m still needing a look at these in-hand due to the huge differences in shades of red from image to image. I probably will cop for a custom job though! Will you be copping?
Some high-def images of the sneaker’s packaging have surfaced, and even more shots of the kicks (looking very, very dull in color) are here. Frankly, I’m disappointed with this release, but the box is pretty dope to say the least!
Air Jordan 11 “Gym Red”
Release Date: 12/09/17
Color: Gym Red/Black
Style #: 378037-623
Melo’s Air Jordan 11 PE
What we all wanted. . .