“Black” and “University Red” are synonymous with Air Jordans, but “Cool Grey” has been established as a signature color of Brand Jordan thanks to the 11s that released in early 2001. In the last 20 years, the muted tone has appeared on handfuls of other silhouettes from one of basketball’s greatest players of all time – including the Jordan 9 (2002), Jordan 4 (2004) and Jordan 3 (2006). Arguably no release has executed the greyscale colorway as well, however. In 2018, NIKE, Inc. introduced the Jordan 11 Low “Cool Grey” for the summer, which simultaneously satiated and increased the demand for a proper return of the originato
The latest version of the 20-year-old AJ11 delivers a “remastered” version of Tinker Hatfield’s ninth design for Michael Jordan. In comparison to the 2010 retro, the sneaker’s overall shape and height is much closer to 2001’s Cool Grey 11s. A neutral-colored nubuck still covers most of the upper, while glossy patent leather enters the mix by way of the iconic curved mudguard first seen 26 years ago. Laces and branding on the tongue, lateral heel and spine deviate from the all-grey arrangement in favor of stark “White” contrast. Underfoot a semi-translucent icy blue outsole arguably steals the spotlight, and addresses the yellowing that has plagued both pairs from 2001 and 2010.
Enjoy official images of the “Cool Grey” Jordan 11 in Men, Women, Grade School, Pre-School and Toddler (Crib) sizes here below. The shoes have surprise-dropped via Nike SNKRS twice in November via the “Exclusive Access” program, but their official release will take place on Saturday, December 11th, at the wider range of retailers listed below.