The tales of Air Jordan 11 Animal Instinct have been a saga.
AJ 11 has enjoyed 27 years of stardom and spotlight with a ‘fan favorite status. The runners were acclaimed as Michael Jordan’s treasured pair, and that was a reason enough to woo footwear fanatics. Nike’s documentary- The Last Dance, showcased primary elements from Michael Jordan’s legacy including the instinct of a champion- animal instinct.
Some major inspiration was taken from the famous ‘Air Jordan 3 Animal Instinct’. The shoe was released as a part of the Jordan brand’s 2021 holiday lineup with some considerable patterns from the animal kingdom. The silhouette is an inverted take on the classic Concord colorway.
The history of Air Jordan 11:
The silo dropped in 1995 as a symbol of MJ’s return to basketball with some extensive brainwave from luxury cars. Since its debut, AJ 11 returned multiple times in retro versions and became the most sought-after sneaker. With a strong cultural significance in the sneaker community, the legacy of AJ 11 positioned itself beyond basketball and released the Air Jordan 11 animal instinct in a women’s exclusive pair.
The timing of unveiling Air Jordan 11 couldn’t have been more perfect. MJ wore them throughout the 1995-1996 season and gained all-time commanding attention with its revolutionary look.
The design of Air Jordan 11 Animal Instinct:
The WMNS-exclusive Air Jordan 11 Animal Instinct sports similar aesthetics as the AJ3 Animal Instinct. The shoe sports a black and white suede upper foregrounded with a blend of black and white animal print dressed in a furry material. The sneaker upper showcases vertical canvas strips carved with ropey black laces and contrasting red texts.
Deep red Jumpman logos take a spot on the sneaker throat and ‘23’ is positioned on the rear side. Black craftsmanship gets accentuated with white midsoles and a grey semi-translucent outsole. The faux fur material in white contrasts beautifully with a mix of leopard, zebra, and cheetah print, looking sassy indeed. Rounding up the design is the sneaker’s carbon fiber arch torsion plates and a smoky translucent outsole.
Some takeaways from the Air Jordan 11 Animal Instinct:
The off-court appeal is undeniable.
Featuring dope-like elements.
A stunning combination of phylon foam and the full-length unit is witnessed.
The craftsmanship provides a secure fit with its reinforced eyelets and lacing system.
A solid and clear rubber outsole was designed to provide a grip on the court.
An extra assurance from a stable platform.
The shoe fits the criteria of being ‘true to size’.
The sneaker ditches Air Jordan 11’s signature patent leather look.
Blasted with intricate branding detailing.
A closer look at the Air Jordan 11 ‘Animal Instict’
Colorway: Black/Gym Red-Sail-White
Style Code: AR0715-010
Release Date: November 26th, 2021
Retail Price: $225