Jordan 11 Retro Premium
This Jordan 11 Retro Premium has a collection of unique features that set it apart from similar shoes, making it a highly distinctive sneaker. To begin with, translucent rubber with an off-white Sail tinge running through it forms not only the main part of the outsole, but also the pods beneath the forefoot and heel. These last sections retain their herringbone grip lines, while the rest of the outsole has thicker indentations curving across it from one side of the foot to the other. The see-through nature of this whole feature allows the wearer to view the carbon fiber plate in all its glory, including the white Jumpman adorning its center and the grid pattern plastered across its surface. With these components providing traction and lightweight structural support, the white midsole takes care of comfort via a fusion of Phylon foam and full-length Air cushioning.
Mounted on top of this strong foundation is a classy upper made entirely from Cool Grey suede. This plush material is what has earned the sneaker its nickname – Grey Suede – and also what gives it a high class, premium feel. It coats everything from the generous mudguard to the quarter panels and the heel overlay, even forming the characteristic webbed lacing system that the Jordan 11 is so renowned for. Flat-edged laces in the same Cool Grey tone thread through this structure over a suede tongue without any branding but with a delicate line of stitching across its center.
The shoe’s interior is equally refined, its lining made from more soft Cool Grey fabric, and its insole a padded material with a special diamond pattern sewn into it. The heel has also been stripped back to give it a minimalist look, with no branding on the suede tab shaped out of the inner lining. The lateral heel is still adorned with a Jumpman logo, but this one has been debossed into the suede overlay, delivering a sophistication that suits this eminently desirable Air Jordan 11.