Here we find ourselves once again in early Summer finding out more about this years, ‘Space Jam‘ iteration. You may know by now that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the iconic movie.
Cheap Jordans has insured us with repacking their Retro lineup by remastered versions of their original counterpart, thus in this case a ’45’ on the heel tab. Many are calling it by what they see, but not really looking into the history of the sneaker. In the movie, he wore the 23 version while on court he wore the 45. Specifically during the 1995 NBA Playoffs. Both sneakers were available at the time for the movie, but eventually the 23 was used on screen.
As far as the shape and silhouette of the sneaker, this is as close as you’ll get to the original 1995 version. The patent leather cut is thicker than the usual recent XI retro’s, which may bother some, but is true to the first. Instead of the usual Royal Blue Jumpman and branding, it is now a Concord blue/purple. In some photos it may appear Royal, but it isn’t.
Everything else stays classic with the translucent sole, white midsole, and ballistic mesh upper. Remember at the time of this release back in 1995, the Jordan 11 model was groundbreaking in technology by debuting a patent leather material for the court. It was never used before and the team of Tinker and Jordan wanted something more elegant and yet functional. The patent leather was a lot lighter to use than leather, but maintained the same support and lockdown for the foot.
AIR JORDAN 11 SPACE JAM
Color: Black/Dark Concord-White
Style Code: 378037-003
Release Date: December 10th, 2016