The last time the 2016 Air Jordan 11 Low “Varsity Red” aka Cherry Lows dropped was over 15 years ago in April of 2001. At the time it was the perfect summer sneaker. In 2016, it’s the same thing. The Jordan 11 Low release date is set for June 4th, 2016, meaning the low top version of the Jordan 11 will be on the feet of sneakerheads everywhere this summer once again. Over the last few years, we’ve been trained to expect an new Air Jordan 11 Low release during the Summer. We’ve been spoiled with a “Bred”, “Concord”, and much more for the warm weather months, and for 2016, it appears that the “Varsity Red” colorway, which originally released in 2001, will make its way back to store shelves. Featuring the classic pairing of patent leather mudguards and ballistic nylon uppers (and a pleasing un-blue clear sole), this new Air Jordan 11 Low “Varsity Red” release will undoubtedly be one of the must-haves this Summer season.
These Air Jordans 2016 is considered a classic among Jordan Collectors and the most sought after Air Jordan design every created. First released in 1995 when MJ wore them and led the Chicago Bulls to victory with a 72-win season. Featuring a Cordura upper, patent leather details and a translucent sole. If you’re a sneakerhead, the summertime is basically primetime for you. All those icy soled kicks and fresh white mesh you’ve had tucked away in your closet can finally see the light of day once winter’s wretched weather passes. The shoes sport a white mesh upper with white lacing, offset by varsity red patent leather wrapping around the shoe. Interestingly, the shoe’s icy sole doesn’t have the blue tint that Jordan Brand introduced to try and cut down on yellowing. Maybe they heard the general sentiment that we’d rather have a truly clear icy sole that might yellow versus something bluish.
New Jordans 2016, the Jordan 11 Low has a unique history, considering it was one of the original Jordan shoes MJ wore on the court for the Chicago Bulls (in the black and red colorway, that is). However, the patent leather variation of the AJ11 Low was not originally released. Back in 1996 the only Jordan 11 Low that released was the “IE” version without the patent leather. The Cherry Red Jordan 11 Low was actually the first low-top version with patent leather to be released to the public in 2001, alongside the white and Columbia Blue colorway. Needless to say, we’re stoked to see it return in 2016. They feature a white upper with red patent leather along the base, along with a white midsole and clear outsole, which is always an added bonus. Although the colorway is simple, the red patent leather is definitely a neck breaker, catching the attention of anyone passing by. Besides the aesthetics, the shoe also features a carbon fiber spring plate, ballistic nylon uppers, a rubber outsole with herringbone traction pattern, and a quick lace system.