While low-cut versions of Air Jordans are often overlooked, they are one of my favorite go-to casual sneakers (and I’m sure other sneakerheads will agree to that). While the Air Jordan 1 is undoubtedly the most popular one, I find the Air Jordan 11 to be one of the most stylish AND the comfiest ones under the low-cut Air Jordan line.
Given that the Air Jordan 11 silhouette is 26 years old already, how do you make them extra cool in 2021? Say hello to the Air Jordan 11 CMFT in Cool Grey.
This modern take on the Air Jordan 11 Low still has its core design language, though it has been tweaked further to focus on comfort (hence the CMFT designation). While you lose the carbon fiber plate, the Air Jordan 11 CMFT has a revamped outsole that includes Cushlon Zoom to make it more comfortable even for long walks.
For the upper, you get a diverse mix of suede, mesh, and tumbled leather, all while staying close to the Air Jordan 11 Low’s design language. Frankly speaking, I like how the Air Jordan 11 CMFT Cool Grey looks very close to my Air Jordan 11 Low in the same colorway–which is one of my go-to beater sneakers these days.
But that’s not all!
Aside from the Cool Grey colorway, Jordan Brand appears to be preparing for three more Air Jordan 11 CMFT variations throughout 2021. There’s the Barely Green, a South Beach-inspired one, and an iconic Bred colorway that actually has patent leather–and can be the next-best alternative to the actual Bred Air Jordan 11 Low.
There’s no word when all four colorways will drop yet, though expect them to arrive sometime later this year. If you ask me, I’d definitely cop a pair (I’m eyeing the Cool Grey one), since these are one of the better “modern” Air Jordan executions I’ve seen so far.
Speaking of modernized Air Jordans, the Jordan MA2 does Concord right.