April 10, 2011 BY Aaron Hope
The Air Jordan 2011 has been received more warmly by the sneakerhead contingent and public at large than either of its two year-numbered predecessors. There are a number of elements in play here, including the elegant and innovative design, the dynamic ‘Quick/Explosive’ interchangeable insoles and the one that might be the single biggest factor: quite a run of impressive colorways. It all started with an All-Star weekend debut in four different palettes to satisfy a variety of tastes, has picked up steam with the ‘Blackout’, Electric Green and Jordan Brand Classic PE colorups and now we have the epitome of a perfect summertime look in the ‘Orion Blue’ Air Jordan 2011.
On paper, their design is essentially the same as the JB Classic exclusives but it’s striking how differently they end up thanks to white on the tongue, eyelet and ankle areas, plus Orion Blue laces to match the mesh tongue and that same color on the translucent outsole. It’s also worth noting that the ‘mudguard’ panel appears to be done in a slightly lighter shade than the Jordan Brand Classic pair, a detail that will likely be clarified when color and style information is available in the coming days/weeks. Click through to get a better view, let us know if you think these are the best Air Jordan 2011 colorway so far and if that’s how you feel, grab one of the few pairs already available at Marquee Sole.
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