The Derek Jeter Air Jordan 11s Have a Release Date

With 11 championships between them, Derek Jeter and Michael Jordan seem like the perfect pair.

According to sneaker info page @Pinoe77, The Jordan Brand will be releasing its Derek Jeter Air Jordan 11s on May 14 - exactly one year after the New York Yankees retired their former captain’s number.

While this is technically not the first Jeter-Jordan collaboration, it is the first available to the general public, after five pairs were put up for auction at Yankee Stadium on the day of Jeter’s retirement ceremony. It was reported that one of the five pairs sold for USD $40,000, but thankfully the upcoming release will be much cheaper, with a price tag of USD $200.

The sneakers are a low-top, Yankee inspired navy suede, with the number “2” (Jeter’s jersey number) sitting above the Jumpman logo on the heel, and the word "RE2PECT" written across the tongue.

There is also a “2” on the right shoe’s insole, while the insole of the left shoe has "RE2PECT".

"RE2PECT" was first introduced by the Jordan Brand through an iconic tribute commercial during Jeter’s farewell season in 2014, which featured Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Billy Crystal, Jay-Z and many others tipping their cap to the man affectionately known as “Jeets”.

 

With 11 championships between them, Jeter and Jordan seem like the perfect match. The former Yankee shortstop began wearing Jordan branded cleats in 2002, and stuck with them until his last ever baseball game in 2014.

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