Every couple of years, a sample sneaker that Jordan Brand didn't plan on mass producing and releasing to the general public becomes a standout and coveted silhouette. And now, it looks like this particular Air Jordan XI colorway that was originally introduced in 2011 is next. Some of you might recognize this sneaker from the Air Jordan Blackout Sample Collection and now you'll have the opportunity to cop a pair this spring.
The 'Blackout' Air Jordan XI features a black textile canvas base complete with a matching black leather heel panel, matching black Jumpman embroidery, a black original cut patented leather mudguard, '23' embroidery at the heel of the sneaker, a black midsole, and a translucent outsole that exposes the sneaker's carbon fiber midfoot shank.
With the images of this sneaker currently being of the sample sneaker, we should expect some differences from this rendering and the sneaker that will be available for purchase come springtime of this year. The Air Jordan XI 'Blackout' is rumored to hit Jordan Brand retailers and online come May 26th, for a retail price tag of $220. With that said, drop your thoughts on the sample turned mass produced kicks in the comment section below.