Nike Air Jordan 11 Retro - "Cap & Gown"
Originally being previewed as the "Prom Night" Air Jordan 11, this blacked out pair of the popular silhouette has now officially been unveiled under another school-themed nickname—the "Cap and Gown."
The all-black pair sports suede panels in place of the usual ballistic mesh, tonal branding hits, a metal Jumpman on the lateral heel in place of the usual stitched interpretation, a smokey outsole, and the model's signature high-cut patent leather. To add to this pair's theme, the black laces are made to resemble the cords worn by students on graduation day.
Thanks to its shiny patent leather detailing resembling a dress shoe, the 11 has been re-purposed over the years by some as an "acceptable" compliment to formal wear. With college graduation season already underway, don't be surprised to see certain students rocking these with their traditional attire when they receive their diplomas this year.