Problem: Yellowing outsoles
The Air Jordan XI features one of the most incredible design elements of all sneakers. The icy clear translucent sole, especially on the Space Jams, is damn near a piece of art on its own without even considering its being attached to one of the greatest sneakers ever. The down side is, like art, you don't want to mess it up. We all know the moment those soles hit the ground, they begin transforming into a yellowish color that is better suited for Bumblebee than it is for sneakerheads. I digress, I love the "character" that comes after wearing sneakers but for real, it would be nice to have that crystal-clear outsole every time you pull them out of the box, wouldn't it?