This Air Jordan 11 “Blackout” Sample Will Finally Debut With A New Nickname

The Air Jordan 11 is without a doubt one of Jordan Brand’s most famed signature models that has arrived in a plethora of colorways, including one-of-one, PE and Team Exclusive releases. Back in 2012, the Air Jordan 11 was particularly at the height of popularity when a rather stunning sample colorway of the sneaker emerged and was eventually dubbed “Blackout.” Until this year, this colorway would have remained as nothing but than a sample, but now it seems that it will end up joining upcoming Air Jordan releases 2018. Details have popped up, suggesting that Jordan Brand will indeed drop this colorway this year, but with a different nickname.

Back in December 2012, during a media event, Jordan Brand unveiled an Air Jordan “Black” Collection. It consisted of sleek-looking iterations of the Air Jordan 1 to the Air Jordan 12, all of which were completely dressed up in Black. Also a part of the collection was the Air Jordan 11 “Blackout” sample that sneakerheads got a look earlier that year. The Air Jordan 2012 that was a part of the collection also had an empty space beside it, which was apparently for the Air Jordan 28, which was the latest Air Jordan model at the time and the highlight of the event.

Rumors that the Air Jordan 11 “Blackout” would be making its retail debut as a part of this year’s Air Jordan releases 2018 began to circulate back in December 2017. The pair that was seen back in 2012 somehow found its way on eBay and ended up selling at a whopping price of $11,000. Fortunately for eager sneakerheads, the colorway will finally be available, but this time it has now been nicknamed “Prom,” probably referring to the fact that it could actually be worn with a tuxedo. It truly is an all-Black iteration, complete with Black-colored midsoles and smoky outsoles.

Air Jordan 11 releases like this one are generally expected to hit the shelves during the Holiday Season. However, Jordan Brand will apparently be dropping the Air Jordan 11 “Blackout” or “Prom” much earlier on May 26th, 2018, but its retail price has not been officially revealed yet.

Air Jordan 11 “Blackout”

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