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Classics Revisited: Air Jordan XI ‘Concord’ OG

September 1, 2011 BY / 31

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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’.

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31 comments
deauxboy22
deauxboy22

I hope people realize these are the OG's....some irrelevant ass comments up there

gotjordans?
gotjordans?

Darn, they're a 9.5..., I was hoping they were 8.5s, lol

me dikk
me dikk

got these trying to get rid of them holla at me

TheJordanVault
TheJordanVault

Nothing beats the REAL leather around the ankles like on the OGs and the 2000 retros.

minhyy
minhyy

no sneakernews hd?

daveysmallz
daveysmallz

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.

Chuck Norris
Chuck Norris

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!

cian
cian

one of the greatest shoes of all time

super real
super real

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

Big_Infinite
Big_Infinite

i still have my concords frum 96... mine has no yellowin on them tho like these do

DominicD3
DominicD3

EASY PASS! Just kidding, I love these shoes. Can't wait til december for the rerelease.

King_Jones
King_Jones

Whoever disliked the comments are tippin'...the shoe isnt the same with the insignia facing the opposite direction on one shoe. retards

DATKIDFELIX
DATKIDFELIX

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.

MrMeetoo
MrMeetoo

greatness is timeless. nice post

RICO ROZE
RICO ROZE

GREATNESS @ ITS BEST!! LOOK @ THE QUALITY WOW ! GREAT 2 REVISIT THESE SO CRISP!! DAM THE XI's ARE SEXY!!

UnlackMyClack
UnlackMyClack

Love this shape a lot more than the new banana shape.

Retro Junkie
Retro Junkie

Sneaker News sure know how to hype some Js

King_Jones
King_Jones

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?

KingJones
KingJones

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??

Bob
Bob

Art.

ability
ability

Don't talk about it, be about it. Just post your concords in the WDYWT section, under the screen name "Big_Infinite".

DonPerrion
DonPerrion

i thought mikes were only released on the weekend

Kickology
Kickology

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.

Big_Infinite
Big_Infinite

i didnt say they didnt have any yellowin.. i said they werent AS YELLOW as these shown... learn how to comprehend sentences dumbass

@jsmoove03
@jsmoove03

u a damn lie all 11s yellow if you got a secret which everyone knows you dont then tell us

AJP
AJP

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.

Bryan
Bryan

comprehend your own sentence too, bitch.



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