For those who do not know, April Holmes is a Jordan Brand Paralympic track and field athlete. When not partaking in a track and field event, she runs the April Holmes Foundation that provides medical equipment and scholarships to people with learning and physical disabilities. Back when Michelle Obama was still the first lady of the United States, April also worked with her on the “Let’s Move” campaign. The carbon plate technology that is a key component of Jordan Brand’s Air Jordan 2009 model was also inspired by April. While attending 2017’s first Sneaker Con in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, April Holmes was spotted wearing the Air Jordan 11 seen above.
Last year’s Sneaker Con that took place in November 2016 was dubbed the “Greatest Sneaker Show on Earth.” Much like April Holmes, the attendees at this year’s Sneaker Con were laced up in sneakers from brands like adidas and Jordan Brand, while rare collaborative and retro kicks were also spotted there as well. It is likely that many were not able to attend, but if they happen to be in Cleveland, Phoenix or London, they will be able to. Sneaker Con is scheduled to be held in Cleveland on March 11th, then another convention will take place on March 18th in Phoenix, and finally Sneaker Con will make a stop in London on May 27th.
Of course, April Holmes might not be present at any of them and those attending will not be able to get a live look at the never-before-seen Air Jordan 11 she was rocking. It is a good thing that someone managed to take clear, detailed photos of the sneaker. The uppers of this particular Air Jordan 11 iteration, including its glossy patent leather mudguards, appear to be dressed up entirely in Hot Pink. The Hot Pink hue also covers its translucent outsoles, with the only exception being its all-White branding and midsoles.
It probably quite obvious by now that the Air Jordan 11 rendition that April Holmes was rocking is a Player Exclusive, which means that it likely will not be arriving at retailers anytime soon. However, sneakerheads can expect to spot plenty of other such sneakers if they decide to present at Sneaker Con’s next stops.
Air Jordan 11 “Hot Pink” PE