February 11th, 2014 by Brendan Dunne / 110
There is no doubt that the “Space Jam” Jordan 11 is up there in terms of most celebrated Air Jordans of all time. The sneakers of course get their title from the movie of the same name, in which Michael Jordan sported the black based colorway. Of course he also spent a little bit of on-court time in them (MJ broke the sneakers out for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semis back in 1995), but their silver screen cameo remains as the moment most associate with the shoes. Adding to the mystique was the fact that Michael was the only one with a pair back in the day-they weren’t available to the rest of the world until their late 2000 retro.
Ahead of that 2000 retro though, there were some additional player exclusive pairs produced. Longtime Jordan Brand athlete Derek Jeter was given a cleat equipped version at around the turn of the century. On display here is that pair, which features the aforementioned cleat bottom, Jeter’s #2 on the back side, and the requisite hits of varsity royal. Making the sample all the more coveted is the fact that the original Pou Chen box label and hangtag are intact-something that you don’t see too often when it comes to Jordan rarities like this. The sneakers are shown here surrounded by the Air Jordan collection display that’s set up in the Michael Jordan building at Nike’s world HQ in Beaverton, OR. Continue reading for an in-depth look at the Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” for Derek Jeter from Zadehkicks and tell us in the comments if you’ve ever seen these before.
@sneakernews Jeter got some clean shoes.
@LJ1_2 those are crazy
@recidoe there clean but I'm a huarache man !
@recidoe i already copped em!
@sneakernews send a pair my way!
Everybody who says these are Gammas ur clearly a hypebeast. These are clearly space jams the jumpman is dark blue, the lettering is white, and the 23 is white.
I hope JB laces him with SICK PEs since he announced he's retiring after this year. I hope he looks like the Ray Allen of MLB..
@FinishLine Are you guys gonna release the GPX Geometric Roshes?
@FinishLine get a normal space jam sole on these and they are gonna be sick!
@FinishLine They should have done a white midsole - they resemble a gamma with the black.
@FinishLine these ain't spacejams these are the Gammas!
@BMack_33 looks more like the gammas lol
@FinishLine absolutely sickkkk
How can these be Gammas if they were made for Jeter in 2000? 13 year old early release? Also Jordan retro baseball cleats don't have the same midsole as their basketball counterpart. I hate all of you.
@SamSonOfDan my concords will be waaaaaaay cooler
@Wildcatleaper24 I need some Jordan golf cleats lol
@FinishLine to bad those aren't even Space Jams but they are LIVE
These are freakin' GAMMAS!
Article writer Brendan Bunne must be on PEDs when he wrote this article. SMH!
@FinishLine those are not space jams those are the gammas
@FinishLine those are NOT the space jams these are the gamma 11's
@JayyAree2 yeah they're coming out! lmfao
@PapiDanknee I could respect that
@Ruiz21 - Not to mention, these were produced long before the gamma blue colorway craze.
@CoachJoeyZ that's what I was thinkin lol
Lol thanks couldnt have sed that better my self lol . gammas are gamma blue not royal all you hypebeasts lmfao learn ur shoes!
@Sneeky - Use your brain; the gamma blue colorway was non-existent with Jordan Brand when these cleats were produced.
No they are not. These are space jams. Darker blue on da heel. White letterin on da tongue. White stitching on da back of da heel. Blue jumpman on da tongue.... Nowhere on dis shoe do u see dat Laney yellow accent color to indicate gamma cw. And gamma blue is lighter in color... Know ur shoes
@DeeMartin_27 no clue but I swear they're beautiful