November 16, 2011 BY John Kim
Nike Air logos were used on Air Jordans III to the Air Jordan VI, and during the earlier part of the last decade, the Nike branding was supplanted by Jumpman symbols, which has caused an interesting debate in the Air Jordan community. While some weren’t too pleased with the ‘original’ state being tweaked, others were just happy to rock their favorite sneakers without fear of having them fall apart. Then came the Air Jordan XI ‘Silver Anniversary’, which featured no Jumpman at all. Instead, Jordan Brand released twenty-three pairs of a Jumpman’ed version, randomly dispersing them to retailers worldwide. However puzzling that may sound, not all twenty-three pairs have been accounted for (or those lucky few simply did not know what gems they had in their possession). Here we have another look at the rare Air Jordan XI; this version is actually a size 13 and like the previous Promo Sample we showed you, could have originally been made for Michael himself. Check out the extra shots below and if you’re interesting in bidding, hit up the auction from oregonsole on eBay.