Release Date: May 26, 2018
Scheduled to drop later on this month, Jordan Brand finally officially unveils the Air Jordan 11
Blackout, Prom Night, Cap and Gown.
This all-Black version of the Air Jordan 11 pays homage to all the times the 11th Jordan Brand signature shoe was used as attire during a formal setting. This new colorway of the Air Jordan 11 recognizes the shoe’s unique place at graduation ceremonies by complimenting it with a suede upper, a patent leather mudguard, metal Jumpman logo and laces inspired by graduation cords. Other features include the 23 branding on the heel, and an icy blue translucent outsole wrap up the look on this Air Jordan 11. Packaging of the shoe consists of a black Jordan 11 slide out box with the “XI” sleeve inside the box.
“While Michael Jordan was creating special moments in the Air Jordan 11 on the court, his fans were wearing it off the hardwood to celebrate occasions. With the original design inspiration and use of patent leather, the silhouette’s cultural adoption as an acceptable substitute for a formal shoe wasn’t a surprise. Like many Air Jordans, the 11 has added chapters to its history authored by the community’s style and passion for the brand.” – Nike
Update (5/4/2018): Nike officially introduces the sneaker and it’s nicknamed “Cap and Gown.”
Update (3/13/2018): According to sources, the Air Jordan 11 Blackout will be available somewhere between 50-100K pairs. In comparison, Jordan Brand releases around 500,000 pairs of other Air Jordan 11 styles.
Update (3/5/2018): The Air Jordan 11 Blackout is rumored to release on May 26th for $220.
Update: (12/25/2017): First images of the 2018 version have leaked.
Sample pair from 2011 (3/5/2018)