In the recent years, there have been quite a few Emerald-colored and -themed Air Jordan sneakers that have been dropped, or simply unveiled by Jordan Brand. For instance, sneakerheads may recall the extremely rare Air Jordan 6 “Emerald City” that rapper Macklemore had unveiled on his Instagram account (@macklemore). This exclusive, special colorway was drew inspiration from Macklemore’s home state of Seattle and was designed with input from the rapper. Of course, the sneaker never really arrived at retailers, but it seems that Jordan Brand has whipped up an “Emerald” colorway of the Air Jordan 11 Low that will be among next year’s Air Jordan releases 2018 for Easter.
Emerald also happens to be the birthstone of Chris Paul, so it was not surprising that he rocked an Emerald-inspired colorway of the Air Jordan 11 on the final day of Nike Basketball’s The Academy event that year. The uppers of this 1-of-1 pair were dressed up completely in a teal hue, but it was Chris Paul himself who dubbed the colorway “Emerald,” a reference to his birthstone. It also made it obvious that the sneaker had been exclusively designed for him. It was also equipped with plain White-colored midsoles, while same Teal hue as the uppers also covered the model’s signature translucent outsoles.
Both @pinoe77 and @zsneakerheadz shared the same photo of the Air Jordan 11 Low “Emerald,” which is accompanying this post. Also being referred to as the “Easter,” “Emerald Green,” “Emerald Easter” and “Emerald Rise,” most reports re suggesting that this colorway has indeed been designed for Easter next year. The sneaker appears to be featuring clean, plain White-colored uppers with Black-colored branding and inner lining. The highlight of this colorway, the one it gets its nickname from, is definitely its patent leather mudguards that are covered in an iridescent Emerald Green hue. The sneaker is also equipped with White-colored midsoles and icy, translucent outsoles.
If the Air Jordan 11 Low “Emerald” has indeed been designed for Easter, then it will likely end up joining April’s Air Jordan releases 2018 next year. It is being expected and reported that this sneaker will end up retailing at a price of $175.
Air Jordan 11 Low “Emerald”
Release Date: April 1st, 2018