February 11, 2012 BY John Kim / 66
This past week was a major treat for Air Jordan XI fans, as we got a clear confirmation of the release of the Columbia XI and received a nice treat in the form of the Air Jordan XI ‘Blackout’. Here’s a look at yet another piece of Air Jordan XI greatness – the University Blue/Black-White sample; much like the Air Jordan X sample we showed you yesterday, this sample features a tonal University Blue upper with a White Jumpman logo on the heel and a black mesh-weave inner lining. Curiously enough, these are dated as Spring 2010, while the Air Jordan X sample was due in Spring of 2008. Additionally, you may attribute these to the Pantone 284 Collection that was on display at the Jordan Brand ‘For The Love Of The Game’ pop-up exhibit in Harlem during 2010’s World Basketball Festival, but these do not feature the laser-graphic upper (but instead a leather material seen on the Cool Grey XI). So which Air Jordan XI sample to you like better – these or the ‘Blackout’ (currently fetching over $7,500 in auction)? Check out the detailed gallery below and check out the listing from btn_16 on eBay.
Tags: Air Jordan XI
these are icy as hell....though I'd take the 'black out' pair over these...plus the columbias are coming out! and at this rate, it seems like only 1 XI release per year.
i wonder how come they use the same interior on these as they did the silver anniversarys? I noticed the same thing on the all blacks
all jordans #1-23 were displayed in this colorway and the white and red one that u see and maybe another colorway im not too sure in footlockers and shit as displays and i guess the owners of these stores or w,e are sellin em now
Fresh...more of a collector's item doe. I rather rock my kicks and judging by the blackout joints these outta my range. 3 different hues of "carolina blue" I can see da hate from a mile away. Just appreciate this..all I can do :/ and you as well
Come on...I don't want to see anymore kicks I can't have in the near future! I'm tired of being tortured with these samples, that look far better than many of the Retros JB has released in the last couple years! How about using top of the line materials ala the bin collection and release them together for a cool $400.00????
I remember when I went to Atmos and saw the whole collection there, I fell in love with these. These are gonna go for a pretty penny.
I hope JB does these in the near future but make to top white......that would be a little better in my opinion....just like the low's