Some of the league's greatest players got their first national audience during the 1982 college championship game. Among them was Michael Jordan, then a 19-year-old freshman, who rose for a jumper with just 17 seconds left to put his team up for good. He would continue to rise all the way to the sport's pinnacle.
The latest Air Jordan 11 colourway, sporting University Blue, pays homage to his alma mater and the '82 victory that launched his legacy. During his rise to fame, Michael Jordan famously wore his collegiate practice shorts under his professional NBA uniform as a tribute to his college years at the University of North Carolina.
The Air Jordan 11 Win Like ‘82 pays tribute to this ritual by featuring a White ballistic nylon mesh with a leather upper that's accented by the University Blue Jumpman and Midnight Navy patent leather.
Additional the Midnight Navy detailing is also found on the inner liner heel and the branding on the tongue. The UNC connection is completed as both the Jumpman on the ankle and tongue are done in University Blue.
Release Date: 11 November 2017