The Air Jordan XI’s design was inspired by a challenge as intriguing as it was unlikely: to create a basketball shoe that could be worn with a tuxedo. Now considered one of the highlights of the Air Jordan line, its use of patent leather bridged the gap between gala and game-winner like no shoe before or since. Now it returns in low-top form, sporting a sleek combination of Black, White and Metallic Silver. Since his game-winning shot that brought championship glory to North Carolina, Michael Jordan has been at the forefront of basketball consciousness. He took to the court in 1985 wearing the original Air Jordan I, simultaneously breaking league rules and his opponents' will while capturing the imagination of fans worldwide.