If you’re reading this now, chances are, you already know exactly what the AJ XI Cool Grey is. And if you’ve been waiting for this shoe for months (or years), check out the detailed shots we now have. A bit of background: the XI Cool Grey was never released as an original color of the AJ XI; it was a limited 2001 release, and caused a frenzy way back then. Forums and blogs have been buzzing about this re-release for a long time, with a November date predicted – which turned out to be accurate, as the shoe is now available. There is no exact science to what drives the huge anticipation for any particular shoe, but simple aesthetic appeal is probably a main factor here: the mix of gray patent leather, translucent “icey” sole, in a totally tonal package, makes for a truly elegant sneaker. As far as the Jordan XI royal family goes, many put this right next to the Space Jams. The whole package is finished with a pair of Cool Grey shoe trees, and a special Cool Grey slide-out box. Any Jordan fan would love to find these under the Christmas Tree, but really, who are we kidding – no one could wait that long. Check out all of the detailed shots after the jump. viaSchuh-You.