The AJ 11 is arguably one of the most popular and beloved Air Jordan styles of all time. This hugely successful Tinker Hatfield-designed model represents Michael Jordan's return to the NBA in 1996 and was worn by MJ during the record-breaking 72-10 season when the Chicago Bulls won their fourth NBA title. It's also notable for being the first Air Jordan to feature Cordura nylon, a carbon fiber plate and foot-conforming patent leather.

The 2021 version of the Air Jordan 11 Cool Grey features a three-color scheme of medium grey, white, and cool grey. The shoe consists of synthetics, patent leather, and rubber. The light grey, synthetic upper is broken up by a darker grey, patent leather mudguard. It is accented by white found in the midsole, laces and Jordan branding via a Jumpman logo and "23" near the heel. A translucent icy outsole completes the construction. It also contains design patterns to provide added traction