Back in October 2013, when Ray “Sugar” Allen entered into his 18th NBA season, he had already established himself as a highly accomplished and experienced athlete within the league and the sport. By 2013, he had already been an NBA All-Star 10 times, was the league’s best-ever 3-point king and had also won the Olympic gold medal back in 2000. That is not all, he has also lead two different teams to NBA Championship victory. While the Air Jordan 11 Low featured here has nothing to do with Ray Allen, it does somewhat resemble his Air Jordan 11 “Two Rings” Championship PE.
When Ray Allen with the Boston Celtics managed to win the 2008 NBA championship, he was set to appear for the ring ceremony at the opener of the next season. It was for that occasion that Jordan Brand had designed a Green-, Metallic Gold- and White-colored Air Jordan 11 PE for Sugar Ray to wear during the ceremony. The Air Jordan 11 “Two Rings” Championship PE, as its name likely suggests, celebrated and was a tribute to his second champion victory and receiving of another championship ring. Hence, the Metallic Gold, Red and White sneaker had featured “2013 CHAMP” on the tongues.
These latest photos provide a more detailed look at this luxurious iteration of the Air Jordan 11 Low, which fortunately is not a Player Exclusive and will be among September 2016’s Air Jordan releases. The lustrous Metallic Gold-colored patent leather overlays featured on this sneaker is apparently inspired by the first-place gold medals that will be awarded during this year’s Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. The uppers of this sneaker are predominantly clean White and so are the midsoles, while it is also equipped icy, blue, translucent outsoles. Some Black also makes an appearance over the inner linings and the tongue tags.
The resemblance between this sneaker and the Air Jordan 11 “Two Rings” Championship PE probably comes from the Metallic Gold hue that covers the patent leather overlays of both these sneakers. Fortunately, sneakerheads will be able to cop a pair of the Air Jordan 11 Low “Metallic Gold” for $170 when it makes its retail debut at some point in September of this year.
Air Jordan 11 Low “Metallic Gold”
Release Date: Summer 2016
528895-103 | $170