November 5th, 2015 by Zack Schlemmer
The Air Jordan 2011’s contribution to the world of sneaker technology was the first-ever interchangeable midsole system, which allows you to “Choose Your Flight”. Each pair of shoes came with two slip-in midsole units: blue “Quick” units equipped with Zoom Air in the heel and forefoot, and red “Explosive” units with ¾ length encapsulated Air. This made the Air Jordan 2011 a versatile shoe, allowing it to be ideal for guards by utilizing the responsive Zoom Air, and then more suited for power players with the softer encapsulated Air. The interchangeable midsole concept would be expanded to even more options the following year with the Air Jordan 2012, and also found it’s way into Kobe Bryant’s Nike signature series with the Kobe System for the Kobe 7.