Nike officially changed the release date of the highly anticipated Air Jordan 11 "72-10" sneaker this past Monday. According to Kicks On Fire, the shoe was originally scheduled to drop on December 19, but after several retailers overseas started to change their release dates, speculation began to run rampant that the date would also change stateside. No reason was given for the move up the calendar.
The Air Jordan 11 "72-10" is the latest colorway for the iconic silhouette that was designed by Tinker Hatfield and worn by Michael Jordan for much of 1995 and 1996. This particular release pays homage to the Chicago Bulls' historic 1995-96 NBA season where they won a record 72 games during the regular season and won the championship in dominant fashion. Bearing more than a striking resemblance to the "Space Jam" colorway, the "72-10" actually features a number of changes in materials and composition from previous Air Jordan 11s. The upper is comprised of leather and nubuck instead of ballistic mesh, the Jumpman logo is embossed in metallic red instead of stitched and the outsole features a more translucent white color than the blue hue found on other 11s.
In order to appease consumer demand and avoid potential hackers, Nike will be implementing a new online system called "The Draw" where interested customers will have to create a Nike.com account and have it verified. On December 12, people looking to buy the shoe will have enter the drawing between the hours of 8am to 10am EST. Winners will be notified within the following 24 hours and their purchase will automatically be charged.