These Air Jordan 11s Celebrate Michael Jordan’s Championships . An official look at the ‘Win Like 82′ and ‘Win Like 96′ collections.
Jordan Brand will double-down on the holiday tradition of releasing Air Jordan 11s this year by bringing out two new colorways of the heralded sneaker. First is the Air Jordan 11 “Win Like ’82” ($220) in navy releasing on Nov. 11, and then the Air Jordan 11 “Win Like Chicago ’96” ($220) in red releasing on Dec. 9.
Jordan Brand has unveiled one of its upcoming Air Jordan 11s for the holiday season and it celebrates the 30th season of the Chicago Bulls.
The “Win Like ’82” pair is a reference to Michael Jordan’s UNC alma mater and, more specifically, the championship he won there in 1982. While such sneakers usually feature a baby blue, the midnight navy shade here points to Jordan’s alternate practice shorts from his college days, which were a deeper shade.
The “Win Like ’96” pair is inspired by Jordan’s Chicago Bulls tenure and that team’s 1996 championship.
Formerly the most winningest season on record, the ’96 Bulls team was ferocious. In the offseason the team acquired Dennis Rodman, and under the leadership of Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan, the Bulls proceeded to go 72-10 for the season.
Now, Jordan Brand is once again celebrating that legacy with the Air Jordan 11s ‘Win Like ’96’. This sneaker flaunts premium patent leather in brilliant red, an icy translucent outsole, and black accents.
Rumored for a December 9 release, according to J23App, Jordan Brand has not officially announced a release date or price for the silhouette.