Product: Nike Air Jordan 11 ‘Gratitude’
Price: Approx S$313 (US$230)
Release date: December 9
Buy here: To be updated
The upcoming Air Jordan 11 ‘Gratitude’ brings back an iconic colorway from the Defining Moments Pack from 2006 while adding brand new touches to elevate the overall design. Fans who missed out on the original drop don’t have to wait much longer as the sneaker is rumored to release on December 9.
An icon in sneaker culture: The cultural significance of the Air Jordan 11
The inaugural “Defining Moments Pack” was released in January 2006, marking Jordan Brand’s debut into multi-shoe collections. Priced at approximately S$402 (US$295), the two-sneaker pack paid homage to the sneakers worn by Michael Jordan during the first championship of his two three-peats and featured gold accents on each shoe.
The Air Jordan 6 and 11 came in a package that included commemorative dog tags related to the championship represented by each shoe, a booklet, and was presented in a deluxe two-tier golden box that elegantly slid out and unfolded like a book, unveiling the sneakers inside.
While the 2023 Air Jordan 11 ‘Gratitude’ retains a striking resemblance to its highly cherished predecessor, there is a notable alteration to the design. Instead of employing mesh, the white sections of the shoe are now entirely crafted from tumbled leather, resulting in a sturdier and more premium feel to the upper.
Additionally, the outsole has been given a slightly aged, yellowed appearance. However, the remainder of the shoe remains remarkably faithful to the original design, featuring a black patent leather mudguard and gold-accented branding.
The Nike Air Jordan 11 ‘Gratitude’ is expected to be released on December 9 for US$230 (approx S$313). Stay tuned for more updates.