The Air Jordan 16 are the first model in the line to have a gaiter or shroud. The Air Jordan 16 Shoe is very lightweight, but was stiff. Don't get me wrong though, the Nike Air Jordan 16 had great quality's like a blow-molded Air unit in the heel, Zoom Air in the forefoot, thermal properties, breathable mesh upper and patent leather. This series is basically a lace covering, which hides the laces, and actually seems to give the shoe a nicer, more casual look, which means you can wear them for different occasions. The Air Jordan 16 Shoes combines aspects from previous Air Jordans. For example, you can see the patent leather located on the toe from the Air Jordan 11, the ribbed leather gaiter similar to the uppers of the Air Jordan 14, and the mesh uppers from the Air Jordan 5.