This sneaker comes as a relief with all of the Ray Allen PE hype circulating. I don’t know exact numbers, but it shouldn’t be much of an issue walking signing onto Nike.com at midnight or walking into your local Footlocker Saturday morning to pick these up. Nowhere near as popular as its midsized counterpart, the IE does however hold some advantages. For instance, the outsole is factory tinted so we don’t have to worry about the “yellowing” effect as seen on icy Jordan soles. Also, if you’re in the market for a summer sneaker this lowtop may be more practical than the bulkier retros that have been hitting the shops. The only knock I have on this shoe is the cement print. The original had an all plain black upper. Much more appealing to me when it was designed that way. The print isn’t enough to to dissuade me however. Black and Red XI + Jordan worn = Me sold.
Air Jordan XI IE Low Black/Red to release Saturday 7-16-11