Anytime a new Air Jordan 11 surfaces, it causes a frenzy, and the initial reaction to this red-based colorway has been no different.

Rumored to be a special make-up for Carmelo Anthony, the shoe picks up on the recent trend of red-dominated sneakers. Jumpman branding on the tongue and heel is done in white, while black finds a home on the interior. Finishing off the look below is a white midsole and icy translucent outsole with white herringbone.

Obviously, any link to Melo will rev up speculation that he could be heading to Chicago as a free agent this summer. What's interesting is that apparent box photos for this shoe are labeled with a size 14 tag, when Melo has pretty much always worn a 15. Perhaps there's a little more to this story than we're aware of at the moment.

That aside, how do you feel about the red Air Jordan 11 Retro? Would you pick up a pair if Jordan Brand ever decided to release this colorway? We'll keep you updated with any new information here at Sole Collector.

UPDATE 5/27: New images and angles via trey_steiger

Air Jordan XI 11 Red/White (1)

Air Jordan XI 11 Red/White (2)

images via Icy Sole