September 1, 2011 BY John Kim / 31
If Michael Jordan’s contributions to the game of basketball and the sneaker sub-culture were summarized into one iconic symbol, it would be the Air Jordan XI. There simply isn’t enough time to point out all of the significant and game-changing stories that the Air Jordan XI had developed; Michael Jordan led the Bulls to a record-breaking 72-10 record and cruised to an NBA Championship while riding the Air Jordan XI, a sneaker that was responsible for a much-needed revitalization for Nike Basketball, and when Michael displayed shades of ’85 when he wore the shoes in the 1995 Playoffs despite stern warnings from league officials, an electric atmosphere began to develop. The XI became the object of insufferable desire by both the public and celebrity figures and was one of the most anticipated sneaker releases of the decade, and soon enough the XI established itself as the base criteria for building up a legitimate sneaker connoisseur’s collection, confirming this year’s Concord XI Retro as the ultimate must-have of must-haves for the sneaker savants of the current generation.
So, taking a look back at the original Air Jordan XI ‘Concord’ could not have arrived at a more opportune time. The Concord XI, which was voted by Sneaker News readers as the greatest Original Air Jordan of all-time, will inevitably be the subject of scrutiny and discussion regarding the ‘quality’, like the quirky blue-tint ton the outsoles and the gaudy slide-out box packaging. So this ‘revisiting’ isn’t intended to break down in multiple points and figures that the ‘OG’ was superior, but instead, it was to remind you that the legacy of this sneaker was built not on hype, but on prestige. Whether or not you were ‘around’ when the shoe first dropped is irrelevant; what matters is that the Concords will make a grand return and will once again reign as the ‘it’ shoe – just like it was fifteen years ago. Continue reading for a detailed gallery of the Air Jordan XI Concord in its original form, and stay tuned to Sneaker News for continued coverage of this December’s release of the Air Jordan XI ‘Concord’.
Just because they tried different types of glue at the factory doesn't make them fake. Do you even have a pair of the early ones? Sure the glue varies. A lot of shit varies. Thats why they're not the retail release run. But they're not fake.
I see clear toes!!.. From now on any Jordan 11's with no clear toes are considered FAKE!!.. Respect to the originator.. Fuck all you wanna be experts in saying what's fake and blah blah.. Look at this original work of art.. Fuckin hate that new blue tint bullshit.. Can't wait till mine turn yellow!
is anybody gone comment on the lack of quality we're about to receive. the half a shoe with a blue sole that will be rendered most likely unwearable. Fuck JB! still might have to get them shits but fuck jb tho
Whoever disliked the comments are tippin'...the shoe isnt the same with the insignia facing the opposite direction on one shoe. retards
I remember missing school for these wit my homie. RIP to anyone who knows someone who died because of these or any other Jordan's. Life was crazy back then. These were getting stolen out of lockers and taken off feet if you weren't respected.
GREATNESS @ ITS BEST!! LOOK @ THE QUALITY WOW ! GREAT 2 REVISIT THESE SO CRISP!! DAM THE XI's ARE SEXY!!
why can't the jumpan insignia be positioned the same way on both shoes on the retros? Having both insignias face the same way on both shoes now makes one shoe look odd..WHY NIKE WHHHY?
Why can't the retros have the jumpan insignia positioned like this on both shoes? Rather than one facing the opposite position on one shoe which makes everything about that show look odd??
Don't talk about it, be about it. Just post your concords in the WDYWT section, under the screen name "Big_Infinite".
LoL hahah, man sneaker news is going to make the line longer than the space jam hype. I think it might be worth it to pay that exrta money and buy them online so I don't have to waist time in line.
i didnt say they didnt have any yellowin.. i said they werent AS YELLOW as these shown... learn how to comprehend sentences dumbass
wow you're an idiot...I'm quoting you, "mine has no yellowin on them." Next post, "I didn't say they didn't have any yellowin." RETARD.