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So What’s The Story Behind The Air Jordan 11 Wool / Suede?

By now, most of you have already heard/seen the brand new Air Jordan 11. The shoe came without warning and people already have their opinion about it.  As of right now, the shoe is dubbed the Air Jordan 11 Wool but a large number of people, I don’t understand why though since the upper does not look like wool at all. This is wool, the Air Jordan 11 you see above looks more like a brushed suede to me, but that’s besides the point. We recently came across the story behind the Air Jordan 11 Wool and how it came about, today we’d like to share that story with you.

The Air Jordan 11 Wool was made for a special kid by the name of Rhome Simpkins from Jordan Brand’s Make-A-Wish Foundation. Simpkins was born with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, which is a rare X-linked recessive disease characterized by eczema, thrombocytopenia (low platelet count), immune deficiency, and bloody diarrhea (secondary to the thrombocytopenia). Simpkins along with his family recently visited the Nike HQ and Jordan Brand surprised him with this Air Jordan 11 for his birthday. Now that you know the story behind the shoe the R.S branding on the side of the heel makes much more sense now, right?

The Air Jordan 11 appears to be done in a premium Grey suede that no doubt gives the model a look we’re not used to. The same hue us used on the toe, lining, laces and branding. So why a change of material? Jordan Brand wanted to give the classic model a new look and have it express itself in a brand new way. As of right now, there is no release date for the shoe but word is going around the shoe shoe WILL eventually release. Thoughts on the shoe? Let us know in the comments below.

h/t: SneakPeak

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