Air Jordan 11 “72-10” Release Date Gets Moved Up A Week, Nike Cancels Drawing

Air Jordan 11 72-10 release date moved up.

With the back-to-back releases of the “Air Jordan 8” and the Air Jordan 6 “Maroon,” sneakerheads haven’t had a chance to let their wallet breathe. The Air Jordan 11 “72-10” will now continue that trend. Initially slated to arrive on December 19, the Air Jordan 11 sneaker inspired by the Chicago Bulls‘ unparalleled 1995-96 season will now release a full week earlier than expected.

Nike may have changed the release date for the Air Jordan 11 “72-10,” but the method by which to cop them remains the same. In order to get yourself a pair, you must first enter an online lottery that Nike is calling “The Draw.” Nike will select the lucky winners, who can then purchase the sneaker for $220, the price point for new Air Jordans made with premium materials.

Moving up the release date of a sneaker isn’t uncommon for Nike. In this case, the last-minute change to the Air Jordan 11 “72-10” drop date was almost certainly prompted by the news that adidas will release the Yeezy Boost 750 in a triple-black colorway on December 19.

Update 12/8:

There are some more changes to report regarding the release of the Air Jordan 11 “72-10.” After announcing an online lottery for a chance to purchase the sneakers, the official page for “The Draw” has revealed that Nike will no longer hold a raffle. Instead, copping a pair of the AJ 11 “72-10” will be business as usual, with a launch scheduled for Saturday, December 12 at 10 a.m. EST via Nikestore.

Photo Credit: Jordan Brand

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