Welcome to another edition of Kicks on Deck here on Kicksologists.com. We bring you the latest Air Jordan Retro 11 model in low-top form, the University of North Carolina, the UNC Low 11’s.
Just in time for the Summer. Jordan Brand is once again shelling out some their most popular model, the Jordan 11. It seems now that Jordan is making it an annual drop with low-top 11’s including the upcoming Baron colorway. With much anticipation, these UNC joints got a boost when the North Carolina Tarheels won the NCAA Championship this past season. They defeated Gonzaga 71-65 delivering their sixth championship for the school.
I personally don’t watch as much College Basketball as I would like to, but it was an impressive tourney. Not as impressive as these shoes though as JB kept it simple. The craftsmanship on my pair was great, no issues at all with glue or excess materials. Not that I complain about it, but it’s nice to see that they put in the work for the sneaker. Having a leather upper instead of the ballistic mesh found on the regular AJ 11 models was a nice change.
Originally, the UNC 11 Low debuted back in 2001 retailed for about $120.00 USD. In 2017, the price is now set at $175.00 USD. Now I get it, prices are always going to be higher due to inflation and what not, but I just don’t see it justified. $175 is such a steep price to begin with, but the shoe does still sell out. And I did purchase a pair so I guess i’m part of the problem, justifying my upcoming point, sneakers are only worth as much as you are willing to pay. I believe the shoes will come down in price just as the Nike Basketball sneakers has this past year. But that is a topic for a whole other day.
Check out our video for a closer look on the Air Jordan Retro Low 11 UNC below and let us know what you think in the comments.