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December 26, 2011 BY Aaron Kr. / 55
The Air Jordan XI ‘Concord’ was the unrivaled juggernaut drop of the 2011 holiday sneaker rush, and while most sneakerheads were focused on the release a few days back, this week also a brought a look at two low-cut versions of the popular model that stirred up some buzz of their own. One of the XI Lows that was previewed featured a traditional ‘Concord‘ color scheme, while the other also stuck to a tried and true formula with a tasty ‘Bred‘ version. Not much was known about the potential future of the samples, but now a little more light has been shed, along with this look at some interesting special edition versions of the shoes.
NikeTalk member, NikeDealer was lucky enough to be on the scene when two mysterious Jordan boxes showed up to the house of well-known celebrity sneakerhead, Chi McBride. The contents of the standard issue JB boxes were anything but standard, as a look inside revealed two pairs of the upcoming 2012 Air Jordan XI Lows, specially customized by the package’s senders, Tinker Hatfield and Mark Smith. Both pairs feature gold laminate graphics on the tongues displaying each of Michael Jordan’s six championship rings, along with some Bin23-ish wooden inserts inside the shoes. The six rings detailing will not appear when these go to retail, but you can probably expect to see the leather uppers replacing the usual XI mesh and the red lining instead of black on the Bred pair. No word yet on when in 2012 these will drop, but for now, take a look at Chi’s special editions and let us know what you think.
TAKE THAT TACKY GOLD PATCH OFF AND PUT THE MESH ON THEM PLEASE. IT WOULD BE BETTER WITH A HANG TAG WITH 3 RINGS ON EACH TAG INSTEAD OF STITCHED ON THE SHOE IMO
To be honest, the fake leather upper looks, well..fake. These looks like bad chinatown bootlegs. Og fire like the breds and concords should not be fucked with. Mesh would have been hot but still, why have a low and mid version of the same color way? If jb is going to use leather, it should real fucking cow....none of this pleather shit. When i look at what i can get in a dress shoe for 150 - 200 it makes jordan brand look like payless....and thats made in the usa...none of this vietnam shit. As a matter of fact, in the countries this shit is produced, i can buy an actual person for $200 Nike and wants to charge that shit for plastic uppers...fuuuuuuck that. I would love to see a low in some new fresh color-ways with either premium leather or mesh uppers. Tinker chose mesh because it contrasted the patent and for me, that looks alot better. Plus its cooler on your feet in the summer when lows are usually released.
#CHIMCBRIDEGOTKIXXX...#DAMMMMM THESE #AIRJORDANXILOWSIXRINGS ARE #PHUCCINDOP3...I WANT ONE OF EACH.....
Calm down it says the gold label will not be on the release version most of yall dont read just see pictues
Midnight Release Footage From The Concord Release @The BLVD, In Largo MD. . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb7_uLgHwBg&fe...
These were the championship package that were supposed to released summer of 2011..I actually like the gold laminent of the rings it should be a lil smaller then they are on the samples.also there should be a snake skin XI package that should be releasing soon...
am i the only who would have the balls to remove the gold thingy on the tongue?? because that thing is ugly IMO
Sick ! But idk about copping any XI's anymore after what I went through for Concords. We'll see. But these are dope af...without the 6 rings tag of course.
I prefer mesh but have been waiting on these to become real since Jordan wore them in 96 after there victory parade!!!!!!!!!
The Six Gold Rings on the tongues are CRAZY!!!! Absolutely crazy!!!! First time JB has ever done this and it would be even better if the championship years are printed on the rings.
To be honest, the gold tongue label looks tacky and the fake leather upper looks, well..fake. These looks like bad chinatown bootlegs. Og fire like the breds and concords should not be fucked with.
Now you know your the man when not only a major company sends you never before seen products secretly to keep but you also get a signature on the inside of the box saying much love. Damn Chi.
Sweeettt! I dont really like the gold on the tongue too much but that doesn't matter cause that won't be there when they release, I actually prefer the low top concords over the regulars, as for the breds i still like the OG but the low tops are still dope af nonetheless
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