November 21, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 37
The subject of uniform numbers on Air Jordan Retros is one that we’ll soon feel the impacts of directly. The AJX ‘Chicago’ had been seen with both ’23’ and ’45’ on its lateral ankles before the final version proved to be blank like the OGs, and we’ve seen the above pictured model with both of MJ’s uni numbers as well. But the big difference with the Air Jordan XI Retro ‘Concord’ is that, by the time Michael took them on in the 1995-96 season, His Airness had already switched back to his traditional number and the OGs did indeed feature ’23’ on their heels. But we’ve seen several colorways of the Eleven also done with ’45’ to commemorate the fact Mike rocked these during the ‘lost’ playoffs vs. Orlando, and now it looks like we might have had that version in store for the holidays with all the samples depicted in these new images. Would you prefer the OG ’23’ or does this retirement-number-one reminder strike you as more collectable? Check them out in greater detail after the jump and stick with Sneaker News for more on the Air Jordan 11 ‘Concord’ 2011. via Air-Randy
my vote stays with the 23 but if they wanted to throw a few 45s in the mix it would make it more interesting
Yup it is true, Olympic 6s are scheduled to drop in 2012, can't wait!!!...as for these 11s it doesnt matter cuz i only rock them with jeans and the number is going to b covered regardless... -Long Hair, Don't Care...
i already got the 45 samples from my boi drizzy so i aint trippin on nothing just sippin on cups of ROZAY
I don't think this is right to make 45 a retro sample... keep it OG nike, you don't have to rip off everything to make a profit.
how do u completely skip the word between "of" and "usa"? its not clear but prettty obivious to see it says "property of nike usa" smh
that aint no damn breaking news modern notoriety posted that 2 week ago and the technical term for the Raptors is "Charcoal" 7 now.
yeah, modern notoriety had this news like at least a week ago, sn is slacking...maroon 6's might retro too, so pumped
ill be honest, it would be sick to have a pair of these in the collection. but since they're essentially the same shoe as the 2011 retros, would pay too much for em
cuz he's not drooling at the fact its a 45 instead of a 23? Umm yeah Jordan Brand is not the only shoe brand. pure hypebeast above this comment