Unlike last year’s Space Jam 11 retro, Jordan Brand will not be reversing the Jumpman branding on the left shoe this year. Instead, we get a more traditional look where the ball is facing the ’23’ PE branding on the heel for the left shoe instead of flipping the opposite direction to match early samples of the patent leather model.Last year, The Air Jordan 11 Space Jam also featured an updated patent leather mudguard shape that was higher up than past retro releases to make the pair more authentic to the earliest prototypes of the Tinker Hatfield-helmed design. The Air Jordan 11 Midnight Navy uses a similar shape and this looks to be the case going forward. Notice the difference in the comparison between the 3 releases below:
Currently, the Air Jordan 11 Midnight Navy is rumored to release as early as Black Friday, November 24th, 2017 for $220 USD. This frees up Jordan Brand to release another Jordan 11 retro for the Christmas 2017 season with the Air Jordan 11 “Gym Red” colorway confirmed for a December 16th release. The Air Jordan 11 Midnight Navy will drop in a full family size run and as is the case with most Jordan 11 retros, the brand makes these readily available by producing a massive quantity. Adult sizes will go for $220 USD.
It’s awesome when a crossover shoe for sport to sport happens to seamlessly. adidas Skateboarding got one done perfectly as it pairs the adidas Top Ten Hi basketball shoe from 1979 with the Matchcourt High RX2, a tennis shoe that has since been re-purposed as a skate shoe. What makes this iteration so impressive is that adidas added the padded ankles to mimic the basketball shoe, while keeping the vulc sole and toe-cap for skate-friendly use. adidas Skateboarding will officially release the Matchcourt High RX2 in three colorways for$90 starting on July 1st.