This weekend, the Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” release looks to be one of the biggest launches of both the holiday season and the year. Debuted by Michael Jordan in the 1995 NBA Playoffs and made famous cinematically, the cartoon colorway is dropping for the first time in remastered fashion.
So, what’s so different from the 2009 pair versus that of the 2016 drop? The good folks at Kicksvision have provided detailed pics to express just that. For starters, the 2016 pair is simply more shoe. The midsole, patent leather mudguard and model cut are all slightly taller than that of its predecessor. By our estimates, the height of the 2016 version rates closer to the OG while the sleekness of the 2009 pair is more inline with the 1995 edition. Shaping aside, concord branding is featured on the ’16 release (an original detail) as is #45 heel tagging (also indicitave of the OG). Last but not least, the sole on the 2016 pair features a much more pronounced blue tint than that of the ’09 release, with the original version also appearing more blue when worn on court by MJ. Check out both in the tale of the tape below.