words // Brandon Richard

Tinker Hatfield and Tom Luedecke worked on the Air Jordan 2011, focusing on simplicity and craftsmanship. The uppers were made with rich handcrafted Patina leather. Each shoe was carefully finished with a hand burnishing process, ensuring each and every design is unique upon completion. The constellation-inspired design is symbolic of Jordan Brand's status as a universal brand.

The Air Jordan 2011 also placed emphasis on performance, encouraging athletes to rethink performance with the inclusion of interchangeable midsoles. For a quick responsive ride, the blue midsole featured forefoot and heel Zoom Air units. Explosive athletes were given a red midsole option, which included a ¾ length Air Unit and Cushlon midsole.

In addition to ten standard colorway releases, the 2011 was launched in A and Q Flight variations. A Flight was highlighted by Flywire lockdown, while the Q Flight shed weight with Hyperfuse construction.

For Day 26 of the XX8 Days of Flight, a look at the Air Jordan 2011 in black and neon green, similar to the "Neo Lime" colorway that actually released.

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