At this point, you’ve heard the good news. The Air Jordan 11 Space Jam, one of the most prized basketball shoes of all time, is returning to shelves in 2016.
Today — finally! — we get a detailed look at the (presumably legit) 2016 edition of the iconic AJ11. Boasting a blacked-out Cordura upper, tonal patent leather and that occasional pop of vibrant cobalt, this is a faithful recreation of the legendary shoe MJ laced up in his most famous movie. Mostly.
In fact, one detail transports this from Hollywood to the hardwood: The heel features “45” rather than “23.” That makes this not a dead ringer for MJ’s movie pair, but instead a direct recreation of the 45-adorned PE he wore in a playoff game back in 1995. That was the actual world premiere of the colorway, ahead of the movie’s 1996 release.
Feast your eyes on detailed photos of the 2016 Air Jordan 11 Space Jam below, and get ready for a December 17 release.
Air Jordan 11 Retro “Space Jam”
Style #: 378037-003
17 December 2016
Photos via Marquee Sole.