Where was this color combo in 1995? This would of set the court on fire for the Georgetown Hoyas’ young Allen Iverson. The classic cool gray retro of the Air Jordan XI has been given a navy upgrade. The previously gray patent was refinished in the shade of blue with accents on the sockliner and tongue embroidery. The Jordan Brand team sponsors missed out on this combo for Jordan’s college rivals. With the rise of XI customs could we see that shoe in more outlandish color combos if these customs keep catching fire across the Interwebz?
Last month Noldo Customs set Instagram a fire with a simple addition of black to the white midsole of the Air Jordan XI bred retro. Orders surely came rushing in with many others inspired to give the look a shot on their own pairs. This time a customer request allowed Noldo to team up with NYCE Society on a similar design on the XI low. The previously all white with red sole XI low release from last summer was given a snakeskin stitched overlay upon the white patent leather by NYCE Society. The black and red skin was complimented by Noldo painting the white upper, tongues, and midsoles a la the blacked out bred XI.
Simplicity can give new life. Noldo Customs revived a worn pair of Air Jordan 11 Retros in the black and red playoff colorway. Or as they are nicknamed “breds” but the now blacked out breds received no more than a painting of their previously white midsoles.