Derek Jeter’s retirement inspired the release of Air Jordan 11. Only five sneakers were created and released on this special occasion and only five lucky winners were able to get this rare and exclusive sneaker. The special sneaker was envied by a lot of sneaker finders but with Jordan Brand releasing only five and going silent, most thought this was the end of that. However, there is good news for all. Jordan Brand has announced it among its Jordan releases 2018. The sneaker will be released to the public and will be way more affordable than the exclusive release.
Air Jordan 11 Low RE2PECT
Color: Binary Blue/Sail-Binary Blue
Style Code: AV2187-441
Release Date: May 14, 2018
The sneaker which they call Air Jordan 11 Low RE2PECT and nicknamed “Re2Pect” will be dressed in a navy blue suede and will be released in a low-top form. The upper will be completely covered by the navy blue suede and the midsole completely white. The look will be completed by a translucent outsole.
The navy blue embellishes the Yankee’s blue suede, the team he played for and retired playing at. This both marks a celebration of a legend and one of the greatest team in the world. One that Derek Jeter had the privilege to play for, up to the time of his retirement.
Special markings on the sneaker include; the letters RE2PECT written on the tongue, the number 2 which was Jeter’s jersey number printed on the heel and insole. The two marks are shared on the insole in each shoe of a pair, the right insole bearing the number 2 mark and the left insole bearing the RE2PECT mark. This gives it a balanced look in every pair and admittedly a more classic and stylish look.
Jordan Brand has announced that the sneaker will be released on the 14th May 2018 and will be available in select Jordan stores. When the sneaker first debut, in its very limited release, it was estimated to cost 40,000 USD a number that Jordan fans were hoping wouldn’t be close to the asking price of the new release. Fortunately, it doesn’t. Jordan Brand has announced that the sneaker will retail at around $200 USD dollars. This has been a relief for sneaker finders looking to add the Air Jordan 11 Low RE2PECT to their collection.
Derek Jeter was an icon and a great player, one who is indeed going to be missed on the basketball court. He has however received one of the best parting gift, one which is reserved for only the best in the world and not only once but twice he has received it. This new release can almost be termed as a release to celebrate his first anniversary from when he retired. He will be remembered for a long time to come and every one of his fans will want to own a pair of his retirement inspired sneakers.
For the years to come, we hope Jordan Brand releases different versions of the same, celebrating one of Basketballs greatest player. But for now, the new Air Jordan 11 Low RE2PECT makes the only one to remember him by, and what a deserving sneaker for him.