Is this Varsity Red and White colorway an Air Jordan 11 OG colorway ? Not at all !
Actually we only got this colorway in 2001 in the Low version and then in 2016 again Low version in Grade School sizing.
This year we are getting as the regular and always anticipated Jordan 11 holiday release, the Air Jordan 11 'Cherry' in High version.
This release is known to be sold every year in a very high volume around the world and super fast. Let's see if it will be the same this year. We already saw the Jordan 6 sitting last week...
This Varsity Red color is was called Cherry since the first leaks because of the patent leather used which make it look different from other silhouette (on the Jordan 1 High for example).
Let's review this gem !
The box is the classic OG black one (top) and grey (bottom) with the common shoebox label.
The colorblocking looks just simple & efficient. It's like a Bright Cherry Red thanks to the shiny patent leather used.
Then the second part is the full white ballistic mesh, as you know it's one of the main material used on the Air Jordan 11 style.
The white mesh contrast the red leather very nicely, one of the best color association in the sneaker game.
Next you have the stitches and stripes on top of the ballistic mesh to hold the laces, another classic part of the Air Jordan 11 we all love.
The Tongues also gets ballistic mesh with the iconic Jordan patch.
On top we have a bright red sock liner, the color is close to the varsity red but it's slightly different. It might annoy some fans but it's still looks good to me as I know it's a bit hard to match these two materials.
Inside we have a red insole with a white jumpman.
The jordan plastic tree we get every year is not at the rendez-vous. The plastic make always you feel like this is a special edition for holidays but unfortunately not this time.
We just got paper, if it's better for the environment then let it be.
Like on every Air Jordan 11, we find the embroided jumpman in red at the lateral side.
On the top of the heel, the common 23 logo is printed (and not stitched).
Then at the bottom we have a white phylon midsole with icy blue translucent outsole.
Still a performance style, it includes red rubber traction pods (heel and forefoot) with carbon fiber under the shoe with a white jumpman logo.
This holiday release is usually not hard to grab so make sure you know your size.
For most of the people they are true to size but If you have doubts just check and try one instore even if it's the Low top version.
The Air Jordan 11 Cherry aka 'Varsity Red' is set to launch worldwide on the December 10th 2022 for the full family.
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