The Air Jordan 11 IE was the first low-top Air Jordan sneaker, since the debut of the Air Jordan 3 back in 1988. It has been speculated that the IE stands for “International Edition,” considering that the signature patent leather featured on the Air Jordan 11 was replaced with printed texture with extra ventilation. Tinker Hatfield has even concisely explained why he removed the patent leather for this alternate version of the sneaker. Hatfield claims that he wanted the alternate version of the Air Jordan 11 to be easier to wear and lighter for summer. And because patent leather is a heavier and stiffer material, it would not be fit for the summer season. Thus, the Air Jordan 11 IE Low “Militia Green” sports a textured, croc-skin mudguard that adds a reptilian effect to the sneaker. The sneaker itself is predominantly dressed up in black, while Gum Yellow and Militia Green accents can be seen throughout.
Jordan 11 Retro Low IE Militia Green "Croc"