The Air Jordan 2011 draws inspirational cues from the legacy of Michael Jordan, and features several first-of-its-kind performance and design features (i.e. interchangeable red and blue midsoles) and is one of the most technologically advanced performance shoes Jordan Brand has ever produced. Tinker Hatfield, Vice President of Special Projects and Creative Design for Nike, Inc., and Tom Luedecke, Senior Footwear Designer for Jordan Brand, led the creative team who worked closely with His Airness to create the Air Jordan 2011.
One thing you’ll notice is the interchangeable red and blue midsoles. As Jordan Brand puts it, “For the player that needs to be quicker on court, the blue midsole incorporates heel and forefoot Zoom Air Units that provide an extra responsive ride. The 3/4 length Air Unit and Cushion midsole in the red midsole are built for players whose game is more explosive and need an extra cushioned ride.”
Also, perhaps the most striking design element is the handcrafted Patina leather – a new material that has never been featured before on a performance basketball shoe. Each shoe is finished with a hand burnishing process, ensuring that no two shoes are exactly alike.
The Air Jordan 2011 will be available in three colors nationwide on Saturday, Feb. 19
posted by Lee