Hey, what’s going on sneaker fans! If you are awaiting the release of the Air Jordan 3 Animal Instinct and Air Jordan 1 High Tie Dye, then you may want to feast your beloved eyes on these upcoming release as well. A new colorway for the Air Jordan 11 has recently surfaced, and you will immediately fall in love with these.
The Air Jordan 11 Low Gym Red is obviously both the Air Jordan 11 Bred and Concord colorways blended into one, which makes this a must cop of course. If you are a fan of both colorways, then passing on this is not an option. This weekend, we will be seeing these beauties release just so you can satisfy your sneaker addiction.
Who Is Michael Jordan?
Michael Jordan is a retired professional basketball player who has played for 15 seasons in NBA for the Chicago Bulls, and the Washington Wizards. During his time at the University of North Carolina in 1982, he played basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels, and was drafted for the Chicago Bulls in 1984.
He was able to entertain the crowd with his prolific scoring, defensive plays, and his ability to perform slam dunks from the free throw line at the slam dunk contests, which has earned him the nicknames: Air Jordan and His Airness. He has won his first NBA Championship with the Bulls in 1991, and also winning again in 1992 and 1993 (three-peat).
During the 1993-1994 NBA season, MJ has retired from basketball in order to pursue a minor career in baseball. In March 1995, MJ has announced his return to the NBA, and has led the Bulls to three additional championships during 1996-1998. In 1999, MJ retired from the NBA for the second time, but return again to play for the Washington Wizards during 2001-2003. Currently, MJ is the owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.
MJ has numerous career highlights and awards:
6 times NBA champion (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
6 times NBA Finals MVP (1991-1993, 1996-1998)
5 times NBA MVP (1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998)
14 times All-Star (1985-1993, 1996-1998, 2002, 2003)
3 times NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998)
10 times All-NBA First Team (1987-1993, 1996, 1998)
All-NBA Second Team (1985)
NBA Defensive Player Of The Year (1988)
9 times NBA All-Defensive First Team (1988-1993, 1996-1998)
NBA Rookie Of The Year (1985)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985)
10 times NBA Scoring Championship (1987-1993, 1996-1998)
3 times NBA Steals Leaders (1988, 1990, 1993)
2 times NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion (1987, 1988)
3 times AP Athlete Of The Year (1991, 1992, 1993)
2 times USA Basketball Male Athlete Of The Year (1983, 1984)
Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year (1991)
NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-time Team
NCAA Champion (1982)
Consensus National College Player Of The Year (1984)
ACC Player Of The Year (1984)
ACC Rookie Of The Year (1982)
2 times Consensus First-Team All-American (1983, 1984)
2 times First-Team All-ACC (1983, 1984)
No. 23 Retired by Chicago Bulls
N0. 23 Retired by Miami Heat
No. 23 Retired by the University Of North Carolina
History Of The Air Jordan Brand
In 1984, Nike was a struggling shoe company look for ways to appeal to a new segment of the shoe market, and to reinvent themselves. Nike has turned to rookie Michael Jordan to order to make an endorsement deal, but MJ showed no interest at all. MJ had plans to sign a deal with either Adidas or Converse; he loved the brands, and in North Carolina, these were the shoes that wore to play basketball in. Unfortunately, both of the brands rejected him.
Nike was offering to create a brand new line of shoes called Air Jordan, and MJ’s old agent, David Falk, saw this as a wonderful opportunity. MJ flew to the Nike headquarters in Portland, Oregon, after being convinced by his parents, and his agent. During his visit, Nike has shown him a special video presentation of his college career highlights, plus his high-flying Olympics moves with Pointer Sister’s “Jump” playing in the background. Peter Moore, Nike’s Old Head Designer, also shown MJ sketches of the Air Jordan 1, and apparel to go with it. It was featured in Black and Red, and MJ was very interested with these designs. He has stated: “I can’t wear these shoes, those are devil colors”.
MJ has decided to finally make a deal with Nike, and has signed a 5-year deal that was worth $2.5 million. MJ has fueled the success of Nike, and the Air Jordan Brand is still popular today.
The Air Jordan 11 History
The Air Jordan 11 was first introduced back in 1995-1996, during Michael Jordan’s return to the NBA. Tinker Hatfield came up with the idea to make the shoe look like a shiny body convertible, so the sneaker was created with shiny patent leather. It also has a lightweight Phylon mid sole with a full length air sole unit and full length carbon fiber plate, making it extremely supportive. The only bad things about the shoes were poor traction, defects on the out sole, and fast creases on the mid soles.
In 1995, the retail price for the shoes were $125.00 (the low versions were $115.00).
Features Of The Shoe
This new iteration features both the Bred and Concord colorways incorporated into one. It features black patent leather on the mudguard and white leather upper. Additionally, it comes with a white mid sole and red rubber out sole as well.
Finally, a red number “23” and black Jumpman can be seen on the heel of the sneaker.
If you look for something exciting, then these sneakers are dropping this weekend. They are releasing June 27th, retailing at $185. Stay on the lookout for these as they will sale like crazy!
Air Jordan 11 Low Gym Red
June 27th, 2020
Style Code: AV2187-160
Video Of The Sneaker
Fusing the Bred and Concord colorways was the best idea ever! Some of you may not be a fan of low top sneakers, but there is no way that you can say no to these. How would you rate these new 11s??
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