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Air Jordan XI ‘Concord’ – Historical Comparison

September 2, 2011 BY / 76

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Just last night Sneaker News gave you a look at a crisp, deadstock pair of the original Air Jordan XI in the White/Black-Dark Concord colorway. You know, the Jordans that Michael wore a bit too early (against the wishes of Tinker Hatfield)? Michael also reverted back to his original ’23’ after Nick Anderson, his counterpart at the Shooting Guard position, said Michael wasn’t his old self. We’ve seen a number of variations of this astounding Air Jordan shoe, from the original to the 2000 Retro release, to the upcoming 2011 Retro, and let’s not forget the Defining Moments Package edition that didn’t feature any Dark Concord at all. Here we have a true alignment of the stars – a side-by-side (by side-by-side-by-side) comparison of five different Concord varieties. Prepare for a feast for the eyes below and let us know which of the four versions (the Toddler joints are exempt) you like best. via MJO23DAN on SC

 

 

 

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KB24
KB24

got the 2011 concords from kicks crew early release and damn its hot, and sole is icy as ever be...nice cop...t

o_O
o_O

The concords are crazy wanted, but just because you get them won't make your vagina rate go up.

marcellgee
marcellgee

i like the OG's way better but ima still get my pair in december

Vi Tran Hmong
Vi Tran Hmong

what in the world. the second release look sketchy. anyone see the patent runoff onto the midsole. what is the? you could really see these dont look the same as the first releases for one but they just kinda get worse

A-Boog
A-Boog

Patent leather on the 2011's look a lil weird compared to the OG's or maybe its just me? Doesnt put a dent in my excitement however

Rodney Allen
Rodney Allen

How do we know if any of these kicks on here are official? They could be from a bootleg spot!!! The concords are fire and there is no shoe better!!!!! Holla

Jerrious Jackson
Jerrious Jackson

When these come out in December ima be at the door of the Nike Factor in Memphis, TN. I don't give a damn how cold it is !!

TheJordanVault
TheJordanVault

The 23 on the back of the 2011 retros looks like the ones on the fakes. Too wide and no gap between the numbers.

sneakerhead
sneakerhead

OG >>>>>>> 2011s >>>>>>>> 2001s I am glad JB bring back blue tint sole! After this release, nobody will pay more than $200 for 2001s.

Edward
Edward

I hate when dudes call the 11s space jams there is only one space jam

Edward
Edward

This will complete the trifecta got da space jams,cool greys next is the concord and I only pay half price bitches holla at me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stan
stan

smooth criminal?

BULLY
BULLY

ON THAT 2011 PAIR THE 23 ON THE BACK IS XTRA WIDE, AND THAT SUPER LOW CUT OF THE PATENT LEATHER ON THE BACK WTF?? THESE GOTTA B FROM AIR RANDY OR ONE OF THEM OTHER EARLY ONLINE SELLERS

Tonya
Tonya

Dont really like the shoe just adding it to my collection. it kinda reminds me of da shoes Micheal Jackson wore in one of his videos

ebz
ebz

what the hell did they use on the og sole that it barely yellows after all those years and why wont they use it again

Milwaukee
Milwaukee

Those DMP's are not concords...those are DMP 11's which doesn't contain a spec of the concord color on it as opposed to the 11's with real concord

Sacks
Sacks

Blue sole on OGs not even yellow

Scott
Scott

i cant wait until get my early pickup

jayb
jayb

cant wait..a little skimpy on the patent but nice nonetheless! 2X for me! shiny PL. i know know why i go up a .5 from the retro 01...toe box looks a little square on the the recent retros of late..got .5 in space jams in 09 and they fit great!!!!

Get-Paper
Get-Paper

The DMP 11's hands down.........they gum sole had the gold tint to it because of the gold defining moments theme which a lot of people didn't know including most sneakerheads......the DMP wins in my book also because the will probably never drop until 10 years from now and when they do re-release the sole will probably be a funny as different color because who knows what JB quality wil be years from know. ....Got my DMP's in the closet, bagged, never-worn in 11'5, crazy icy.......But I def will have 2011 Concord release.

stan
stan

the patent leather is really low, but i think if u dont compare you wont notice really. plus, to everyone complaining about blue soles, OGs had bluish soles and they're icier than 2000s soo...

bshoots
bshoots

Yea imo i like the ice blue sole it looks fresh and keeps the sole icey why not??? Other than that im not anal about shit like most people but the patent leather does look a little different than on the ogs maybe cuz those are ten years old! Lol but yea jordan has been getting over with cheap materials but if we keep buying that guesx what?? He keeps maken em! But i really dont mind the blue tint on theese it brings out the shoe! Hopefully they fix that pantet leather b4 december other than that this is a must cop!!2x

smokeyj
smokeyj

There Will Be Someone That Gonna Try To Make The 2011 look Like The DMP

Mr. LaRoux
Mr. LaRoux

DMPs all day !! 2011 11s pale in comparision to the 00 and DMPs which are closest 2 the OG. JB gettin too cheap with quality. they lowered the patent leather, height, and changed the shape of the 11s. but who am i complanin to. JB can care less. they gonna keep on chargin ppl more 4 less and ppl still gon buy *shrugs*

collector
collector

sorry just love the dmp all day dmp

ToneyCosmos
ToneyCosmos

December is also gonna be a hot month

Sincere
Sincere

The 2011's toe is the closest to the OG '96 pair, but it has the lowest cut of patent leather on the heel in comparison to all of them, except the toddler pairs. I know that the 2011 is one those early releases floating around, so I hope that they can raise the patent on the heel. I also, notice that the OG '96 pair and the other pairs had a clear toe cap, not a cloudy toe cap. I'm not complaining at all, because that 2011 pair looked better in mold and toe shape, then the 2000's and the DMP's. IMO the 2011's are a very close to original looking retro, minus the previously mentioned differences and reverse Jumpman in left shoe (not pictured) of course. I will be happy with the 2011 as long as they don't look like Air Randys or those other early release sites (SRS and etc.).

Big_Infinite
Big_Infinite

wateva toddler was wearin those was hoopin HARD lol

Big_Infinite
Big_Infinite

i like da OG & DMP 11s myself... but da new 1 droppin xmas time have a whole new bluish-purlpe tinit bottoms. And dat jus makes them look totally different frum previous models... nontheless, ill be in line like everybody else coppin these bad boyz

OG Bobby Johnson
OG Bobby Johnson

the patent leather on the 2011's is cut so damn low! like.. it looks weird! or is it just me?

MAVS
MAVS

How are the DMP 11's considered Concords if the color concord was not on it?

pete
pete

werd people be like yo i got dem cool grey space jams

guest
guest

If you don't like the shoe well then DO NOT buy it an give sumone else a shot at em

guest
guest

Yu should be banned from here, shot, Hung ,and burned for that stupidity of a post

stan
stan

they are for 2011...

FANTISTIC FRESH
FANTISTIC FRESH

gold tint to dmp??? O_o my sole still icy idk what dmp you talking about

stan
stan

why would anyone try to do that?

jfish
jfish

those 2011 XI's in these pictures are from Air-Randy

Big_Infinite
Big_Infinite

yea they did.. and da OG was much taller on da ankle

FeelFreeToHateOnMe
FeelFreeToHateOnMe

Because its ultimately the same shoe. Its the same exact colorway (except the tiny hint of concord on the very bottom that NO ONE will see). And it was the replacement pair of concord 11's over the past few years. You simply took the comparison out of context.

MAVS
MAVS

Yeah but the Concords have a black Jumpman not a gold one.

MAVS
MAVS

Thank you for agreeing with me sir.

Solepremacy
Solepremacy

Your right....They shouldnt be called concords .. Thats like referring to the DMP 6's as "infrareds".. The little bit of color makes all the difference

MAVS
MAVS

I understand what you're saying, but the Concords are named after those very minor hints of concord that aren't that noticeable. So without those hints of concord, how can the DMP 11's be considered Concord 11's?

FeelFreeToHateOnMe
FeelFreeToHateOnMe

But that comparison is like comparing the OG true blue 3's to the other retro true blue's... The difference was interior was red behind the tongue instead of the interior being all blue... such a minor minor difference... a difference to minor it doesnt change the entire design or colorway of the shoe... Having the DMP's in the comparison was good to have for the sheer difference in the original colorway of the 11's when it comes to cut, quality, and overall look of the shoes...



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