The Air Jordan XI is one of the most-loved sneakers ever. Sole Collector magazine and Streetball.com voted the XI the top shoe of all time.
Tinker Hatfield’s design for the Jordan XI featured patent leather for the first time on a basketball shoe. The upper was constructed of a polymer–coated, thin nylon ballistic mesh material. The collar and tongue were padded for max ankle comfort. The translucent outsole lay atop a full-length carbon fiber shank plate which provided extra spring. The shoe also included a full-length Air-Sole unit for maximum cushioning.
Michael wore the black/varsity royal/white version in the movie Space Jam. Jordan also wore the same “Air Jordan XI Space Jam” shoe in the NBA playoffs. Many Brand Jordan athletes worn the AJ XI over the years; Ray Allen sported a white/green/gold version during the Celtic’s 2008-09 season.