The Air Jordan XI Low IE [International Exclusive] is probably one of the most slept on Air Jordan retros worn by the GOAT, Michael Jordan, during his illustrious and decorated NBA career. Now, the Jumpman is attempting to popularize the overlooked silhouette with the introduction of this Air Jordan XI Low IE ‘Flash Crimson’ alongside two more head-turning colorways that will be dropping later this summer.
The Air Jordan XI Low IE originally made its official on-court debut during the 1996 NBA Playoffs after Tinker Hatfield wanted to repurpose the performance sneaker for warmer climates. Hatfield, the Vice President of Creative Concepts at Nike, ditched the notorious patented leather mudguard of the Air Jordan XI for mesh ventilating chambers and curated the first low-top Air Jordan retro out of the Air Jordan Collection while maintaining the overall configuration and form of what is arguably the greatest performance basketball sneaker of all-time in the Air Jordan XI.
This particular rendering of the Air Jordan XI Low IE was debuted on the feet of one of Jordan Brand’s most renowned employees, Frank Cooker. Shortly after Cooker posted the kicks on his Instagram account, the sneaker community did some digging and discovered that the sneaker will be accessible to the general public sooner rather than later.
The Air Jordan XI Low IE ‘Flash Crimson’ features a ‘Flash Crimson’ tumbled leather base complete with vertical embroidered stitching, a matching mesh perforated ventilation system, midsole, and shoelaces. ‘Cement Grey’ elephant print textured overlays act as a mudguard while the low-cut ankle collar allows its wearers more maneuverability and an icy translucent outsole close out the kicks.
Come August 16th, the Air Jordan XI Low IE ‘Flash Crimson’ will be available for a retail price tag of $170 at select Jordan Brand retailers and online platforms. This particular silhouette still has the opportunity to do numbers and this brand new rendering is capable of doing numbers. With that said, let us know if you’re feeling these joints in the comment section below.
Photos By Frank Cooker/Instagram