Sad news for Air Jordan fans as the release of the much anticipated AIR JORDAN 11 “COOL GREY” is not going to happen anytime this year. According to Complex, a spokesperson from the Jordan Brand confirmed the announcement without stating any definite plans for its release.

On June 19, Jayson Tatum of Boston Celtics posted a photo of an updated version of the original cool grey Air Jordan 11 on Snapchat. The shared photo led to speculations that the sneakers would make a comeback this year after their latest release in December 2010. Many fans believed that the new pair of shoes that Tatum publicly shared was a hint of its possible availability on the market within the coming months.

To make things clear and put the speculations to rest, the Jordan Brand spokesperson revealed that the shoes were only made for Tatum, who loved the sneakers as a kid. Instead of using nubuck, which was used on the retail version, his style of the Air Jordan 11 Cool Grey stood out for using mesh around the upper laces. It was a notable feature that other sportswear companies tried to replicate but never made it to retail stores.

More on the Cool Grey

In March 2001, the Air Jordan 11 Cool Grey made its debut. It was the first pair of sneakers that featured an unoriginal colorway for the 11th signature shoes of Jordan. It only returned once, but a Low-cut version made it to the retail shelves in 2018.

The grey shades featured on the shoe had nothing to do with the teams that Michael Jordan was playing with during his active years. However, the basketball superstar wore the OG Cool Grey when he played for the Washington Wizards in 2000.

There is no denying that many fans have been waiting for a Cool Grey retro since its 2010 appearance. But there is a possibility that the shoes will return in 2021 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the colorway. Stay tuned to find out more updates on the Air Jordan 11 Cool Grey.

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