February 6, 2012 BY John Kim / 130
Since the Holiday 2008 season, the Air Jordan XI pattern has clearly unfolded before our eyes. Starting with the CDP release that contained the Bred colorway to the most recent Concord frenzy just six weeks prior, it was rather obvious that we were in for yet another Air Jordan XI release for the Holiday 2012 season – it was just matter of selecting what would in fact release. According to some new information that has recently surfaced, this upcoming Christmas Day hot-ticket item will be the Air Jordan XI ‘Columbia’ – a shoe that released as an Original in 1996 and a Retro in 2001 and was later dubbed the ‘Columbia’ for the hint of Columbia Blue used on the Jumpman on the heel. This particular Air Jordan XI was made famous by Michael when he wore them in the 1996 NBA All-Star Game, winning the MVP award along the way to the single greatest season in pro-basketball history. While this isn’t an official confirmation, what we see here is consistent with previous Air Jordan XI Retros, and quite honestly, isn’t much of a surprise considering what went down in Holiday season prior! Will these be a huge hit like the Concords, or will people be ‘content’ with the Silver Anniversary XI that dropped in 2010? Will we get a mesh upper, or the original leather? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and we’ll keep you updated on the Air Jordan XI ‘Columbia’ 2012 Retro. via ebl4287 of ISS
“I can’t confirm the authenticity of this image, HOWEVER…This picture does share the same shape and patent leather cut from the recent retro xi’s. You guys can be the judge. AGAIN i can’t confirm this to be authentic. I’m not trying to start a false rumor, just showing you guys what i found” – from ebl4287 on ISS
Tags: Air Jordan XI 'Columbia'
I have the pair from 2001 still icey. Good luck to folks who's going to cop because these will be mayhem all over again.
In my opinion these look hella plain,nothin special about these,they might as well drop them next month and bring out some real heat 4 december......warm night for me on Dec 23rd.......easy pass
To be honest, after going through what I had to go through last year with the Concords. I may just try to get these earlier. Every year it gets worse when XIs get released toward the end of the year.
1996 NBA all star MVP! http://www.google.com/imgres?q=1996+nba+all+star&...
Mike's debut!! http://www.google.com/imgres?um=1&hl=en&s...
i can smell the hype beast dbag resellers at the mall by me already. smh.. can't wait to wait outside for 10 hrs again bc of hype beasts! lmao
STOP IT WITH ALL THIS HYPE!! This is why 500,000 people went out for the Concords and a bunch of people ended up getting hurt. IT'S FEBEUARY!! Quit this shit and stop hyping it up just because it's an XI. It's not even going to be the best JB release this year...
Its just now february and people already talking about these. Smh. This will be no better than the Concords. This has HYPE written all over it
i cant believe how stupid the comments on here are, a fake solja boy, half the people fronting saying they have these, fucking clowns, itll be a nice release, but the quickstrike releases are getting murdered by these resellers
This was a given. I would love a pair since I never had the OG as a kid or the retro when I was in HS but refuse to stay on a line or pay resell prices. If I can connect online and grab a pair then cool if not its not the end of the world. Life goes on. More to life than kicks some of ya need to realize that and grow up. When you have a wife,a child and a fulltime job with bills sneakers don't mean as much.
whether these the real photos or not most likely columbias are going to be the 11's to drop and regardless which 11's drops they getting sold out no matter what
I haven't had these since 1996 when I was 6 yrs old. these are coming xmas 2012. These were my first air jordans so I will be gettin 2 pairs of these.
Come check out my video for the 2001 Columbia retros http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi83hpe5SM0
I wish they would give up on these christmas releases, just drop in the summer or something. Eliminate all this over hype, crazy shit, 2001 dropped in January on a weds.
First of all you guys couldn't afford he Breds then you couldn't afford the space jams the. You couldn't get the cool greys or you couldn't get the concords. You
Favorite XI's. I'm not going through what I went for Concords for these. Hell no. I will do my best to get a connect or something. Or hopefully HOH does the release more organized.
Easy pass in my book, will just cop to resell. I hope they hype the shyt out this shoe so I can rape the hypebeast on the prices, sorry but they deserve. The game today has made me bitter towards everything jordan. Yall keep on with this #swagg so I can charge yall 250 over retail w/ every retro lmao
I'm sorry everyone I didn't mean to say tha! I'm just pissed I'm not living the good life And I have a real gay name. Also I can't afford Jordan's so I take my anger out on those who can.
Word. Wednsday would be awesome. I miss those days is come out of school to go cop a pair with no line up just searching and patience. You had to be quick though cause if you were a second late it was a wrap. Just set it up so if it school hours and your underage you can't cop. Plus some folks are working. I'm sure they'll be less of a disaster. The whole Xmas time shit is ridiculous plus this is a summer/spring colorway
hell yea 11s are so dam hyped and the columbias arent even the dopest shoe that jb is releasing this year deff cement 4s,bred 4s,olympic 6s and 7s playoff 12s all og cw 4s 12s n 7s dropping this year are a must have before these.I dnt let hype influense me.
You're right Jim I'm sorry! I was just being a gay idiot like always. Of course they aren't confirmed yet I'm a asshole
im sorry officer ross, i didnt mean to say that. I meant to congratulate you on being the best rapper in 2012! i love you ross. I hope i dont get in trouble with the law cause if i do, i wanna see YOU!!!