Summertime is always the season of the Air Jordan 11 Low, as Jordan Brand brings the patent leather lowtop back in a number of new and old inspirations alike. The last time that we saw the Air Jordan 11 Low “Barons”, we previewed the grade school size run of the baseball-inspired colorway, but today we finally have a look at the adult size featuring a premium black upper with a unique gradient fade throughout the patent leather mudguard.
Michael Jordan’s first retirement came as a shock to many, especially when the greatest basketball player alive decided to ditch the hardwood for the baseball diamond. Mike signed a deal with the Chicago White Sox minor league affiliated Birmingham Barons, as the Sox muted white and black pinstripes were translated to the Double-A club. While there’s no pinstripes on this retro like in past Barons-referencing pairs, the black upper skips out on the Cordura mesh for a sturdier nubuck upper. The iridescent-like sheen found on the mudguard is similar to the Air Jordan 11 “72-10” but with the added benefit of Metallic Silver throughout. What do you think of the Air Jordan 11 Low Barons? You can expect this pair to arrive in a family size run come April 2017, but there’s still no official Release Date pinned down just yet.