November 16, 2011 BY John Kim / 26
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.
This shoe is prob a 1 of 1 Made for MJ himself. The price tag sounds about right to me. Wish I had that much loot though =(
I remember when the XI Silver Anni's came out. The day before the release, a rumor had been circulating that a few pairs would have the jumpman logo. When I opened my package in the mail, I was dissapointed I wasn't one of the lucky few. But now, I see the logo and it's not worth the extra 3 grand. Some people will buy anything sometimes just because it has the jumpman logo. I'm not a hater, nor am I hypebeast. I'm just a dude who has wised up to the tricks of JB and Nike. smh....
Your all nuts, the anniversary xi's where one of the worst quality shoes jb has ever produced, and that's quite an accomplishment.
Definitely need the Nike Air logo back on 3-6, but here i agree even the Jumpman makes a difference, they look too plain without it. However, $3k? And no make offer? I highly doubt these would even go close to $800... like so many other super hopeful BIN price sneaker listings taking up space on Feebay, i think they might be sitting for a while. If they were my size id probably go up to $500 for em though.
Yea u kno dis dude gonna hike up his price on dese fine slabs but damn yall right the released slabs shudda had the jumpman on it too i rocked mine just the other day too white tee wit white suspenders too all white EVERYTHING
DAMN THE GREATEST JORDAN EVER MADE PLUS IN WHITE....I CAN SMELL THE NEWNESS THROUGH MY LAPTOP THOSE R SO CLEAN!!!!!
These look 10 times better then the white anniversarys released. The jumpman does make a difference.
The released versions were great......but I much prefer the samples. Just because of the Jumpman. Nothing against the released versions, just felt like something was missing.
Why mess with them? Just leave them All White Everything, It makes them look apart... Don't see why you would do that
dont nobody care wat u was doin on christmas man opening up ur gifts damn dis a sneaker site not holiday shoppin site if u got dese slabs den u shud be rockin dem all white EVRYTHING
$500? c'mon man $800? hypebeasts will pay a lot more than that to say they have these in their collection and no one elses out of the 23 supposedly made.
It's funny cause people want that off since some percent of the American population is Athiest... just sayin'