All the sneakerheads who visit 23 is Back probably agree that sneakers with “Gum Bottom” styling have always been timeless, and apparently, they still are. Apart from latest Jordan release dates 2014, readers have probably not been keeping track of Jordan customs, so it is likely that many may not have heard of this Air Jordan 11 pair. Not only has the classic g um outsole been included in this custom model of Jordan 11 Low, the pair has actually been dubbed “Gum Bottom” it is this design’s featured element.
Within the sneaker community, customs have become a norm. Whenever someone is seen wearing a sneaker that has never been seen before, it just becomes necessary to ask them how they managed to get their hands on the custom. However, often there are custom sneakers that do not look like customers, and the Air Jordan 11 Low “Gum Bottom,” Mache’s latest project is proof of this.
Much like the good old days, Mache of Mache Custom Kicks claims that he has simply given Jordan XI a small change, but it actually makes a huge difference. What Mache really did is that he blacked out the heel of the “Infrared 23” and added a gum sole to it, giving it a sleek new look. Back in February, Marcus Jordan (Michael Jordan’s son) also teased his pair of the Air Jordan 11 Low “Blue/Gum” on Twitter. So, the “Gum Bottom” custom deserves to become a reality.
For now, the Air Jordan 11 Low “Gum Bottom” is a one-of-one pair that boasts an all black mesh and patent leather upper with a contrasting white midsole. The thing that distinguishes this pair from other previous colorways of this signature model is the translucent gum bottom these kicks get their nickname from.
This is actually a great opportunity for 23 is Back readers who own a pair of the Air Jordan 11 Low “Infrared 23.” They can provide their pair of the “Infrared 23” and wait 3 to 4 months for the “Gum Bottom” custom to be delivered to them. For those who do not, all they can do is hope for Jordan Brand to release this new jordans someday, as they wait for upcoming jordan release dates 2014.