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Air Jordan 11 Adapt: Past Meets Future

Air Jordan 11 Adapt: Past Meets Future

Past meets future in this iconic Air Jordan sneaker. After much anticipation and 25 years, the first Nike Jordan Xl was introducedthe sportswear giant Air Jordan finally puts the new powerhouse Air Jordan 11 Adapt on a show. The sneakers equipped with an acclaimed self-lacing technology from the Swoosh drops December 30th 2021 via SNKRS and Nike’s official site. The company tells about designer Tinker Hatfield’s 25 year long yearning to go laceless, ever since the first Air Jordans were made.

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Martin Lotti, vice president and chief designer, indicates the use of Nike's advanced technology enabled the company to deliver the original version of Hatfield's ideas and sketches. While this adaptation offers wearers the most tailored Jumpman shoe, it also matches Michael Jordan's iconic fourth championship sneaker style.

First Look

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The shoe features the exact iconic build and comes in a regular form with self-lacing straps throughout the forefoot.

Its first look features a predominantly white color palette, which covers up most of the upper and midsole and features a classic take on the monochrome accent. The upper part manifests a glance of pitch black, whereas there appears a little hint of the small red stripe on the top. The outsole has an icy rubber translucence placed underneath, and a pop of an infrared hue emerges on the Jumpman logo. The design appears ambitious enough, with a reduction to elegance.

The Air Jordan Xl Adapt allows the wearer to control the laces via the Nike App, which links with the shoes using a Bluetooth connection. This way, the consumers are given a run to either tighten or loosen their sneakers and let them personalize the sneakers' fit by using application-based tech or pressing the buttons on the midsole. Additionally, they can also alter the colors of the flashlight provided on the sneaker’s sides. 

Although the brand hasn’t officially announced the pair's exact pricing, professional reviewing sites estimate it to be for the hefty price point of around $500.

Although the brand had previously endeavored with self-lacing technology by debuting the Hyper Adapt 1.0 model back in 2016-17, the cost was around $720 per pair. It was revised and returned in 2019 with the iconic Nike Air Max, which was intended to be performance-oriented shoes. Finally, the company unveils Air Jordan 11 Adapt, which happens to grab the sneakerhead’s attention. 

Jordan Brand used its most popular retro-based model as the basis for the shoe’s design. It feels like the Jordan 11 Adapt is meant for collectors and hoarders due to technology use. 

It is also to be noted that the brand will also release the Air Jordan Jubilee on December 12 to commemorate the shoe's Silver Jubilee. The shoe is overall black with white accents and comes under three colorways.

Release Info

The shoe will drop in the debut in the monochromatic colorway on December 30th, 2020, via selected Jordan retailers and Nike’s official site.

  • Style Code: DA7990-100
  • Color: White/Multi-Color
  • Estimated Release Date: December 30th, 2020
  • Estimated Retail Price: 500 USD

 

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