Explore the Design Process of the Cap & Gown Air Jordan 11 Retro

There is no time quite like this if you’re a student…high school; there is prom and the impending graduation signifying the closing and beginning of a new chapter. And if you’re a college student, be it undergrad or graduate…there is no time like commencement. Either way, the best four-five years of your life are either waiting for you or you’re bidding farewell. But the accomplishment is to be celebrated and held dear. Jordan Brand takes the concept and introduces a brand new look for the Air Jordan 11 Retro. We’ve seen the model creep up the calendar away from its traditional holiday slot on occasion.

“We usually don’t have this kind of Air Jordan XI launch in the summer, so we wanted to make it special,” – Leah Nagengast, Material Designer

The all-black motif keeps the heightened patent leather mudguard from recent Air Jordan 11 launches and matches it with a smooth, full grain black nubuck upper. But also sports a plated Jumpman logo on the lateral heels and stitched 23 in the heel. Launch is slated for May 26th to the tune of $250 MSRP on SNKRS and at select Jordan Brand retailers.

Follow the link to read on the making of the ‘Cap and Gown’ Air Jordan 11 Retro.