Air Jordan 11 “Bred”
Nike and Jordan Brand’s across-the-board price increases began right at the start of the new year, with Air Jordan Retro releases seeing a $10 price bump from $150 to $160. The December release of the Air Jordan XI will move up $5 to $185, so although the jump in dollars is actually half of what was expected, customers will receive a regular Jordan Brand box opposed to the special slide-out box set aside for the previous three Air Jordan XI releases. Of course, Jordan Brand does has the option to make a last-second audible and give the XI the packaging we all expected, but in the end, do we really ‘wear’ a box? Check out more of the Air Jordan 11 ‘Bred’ below and let us know if the special XI box packaging is something you’re looking forward to.
This sum O bull shit we not even getting the special box like the concords. Its bad enough i missed out last year not getting them concords but now they wanna fuck up the breds. I been wearing jordans since 2001 and never experienced shit like this relating jordans but this shit is crazy niggas really need to stop all this shit thats screwing the true jordan fans over. #REALLYTHOUGH
The elevens release once a year, so why would y'all settle for the regular retro box that you get at every release. The box is just as important as the shoes,...y'all remember when they stopped using the Jordan face box,...or even when they stopped giving us retro cards....the quality and packaging goes down while the prices go up....I cant with this foolishness
At least u dont have 2 worry about the sole yellowing.the box would've been nice but the box really shouldnt matter unless u just a re-seller.cause we dont give a fuck about how Yall feel.lol
How you gonna charge a extra 5 bucks and give us a bullshit box that don't make no sence no we don't wear the box but I'm sure the extra 5 would morw then cover the cost
In my opinion I want the shoe i could care less about what box it comes in. It would be nice but i just want the shoe!
Saying the box matters in whether you buying it is like saying someonne is going to give $5000 wrapped in a gold money clip away, but you wont take the money because you saw they were giving out diamond encrusted money clips and you wanted the diamond one! The box truely doesnt matter if your going to be wearing these
The slide out box is nice but actually a pain in the a$$ if you want to wear shoes often. Ill probably be passing on these. Sick of the hype and lines, ma and pa stores charging reseller prices. Plus i still have the CDP in great condition. Im getting less and less interested in the J game due to all the garbage surrounding it. And ive been copping since 85 when we wore the shoes out the store and left the box there with your old shoes.
Good, i hoped they come with a regular box, hopefully it'll remove some of the hypebeasts from getting them. I'm copping so im not complaining.
Man, just get yo ass in line. Forget all this damn debating. Either you will be copping the shoe or you won't. It is as simple as that. $5 really? well, I wanna see how you feel when they are $200 retail. Oh yeah, inflation is a muthasucka and it will happen every year.I just so happened to look at my box that my Jordan 2's came in from 2009 and retail was $135.00 now look, $160.00 You don't agree with the prices and shitty quality, wear vans and sperry's lol
What bs, more money, prob. Less quality , and now genaric box, yes one doesn't wear the box but it's the principle, sneaker heads love the little things that come with shoes, something diff. From the mundane, yes I'll be in line .....shit
The box don't make the shoes. However, I for one don't understand what the $5 is for. So you wanna charge us more, but you(JB) want to give us less??? If I'm gonna pay more, then not only do I want the slide out box, but I WANT A RETRO CARD TOO. If you're giving us neither of these JB, then you need to charge us $5 LESS. What is this??? I know you got us in a tight spot because you've discovered we'll buy the shoes no matter what, but com on JB............. How about a little customer appreciation!!!!
Getting em! But i find it funny that all these sneaker sites find to always write a good paragraph for the same shoe until it releases
I'm just confused to everything. Like the people on YouTube getting early releases have toe caps where you can see the black but not the white. These are completely transparent....
I know some people are saying that you shouldn't care about the box but I like the boxes.This will be my first 11's and I was excited for the slide out box because I thought they were dope. By the end of the year I'll have enough of these black boxes. I just think if they can up the price by 5 over the last year and 10 over the past 2 then they can give us a special box with these. Oh well.
Dont get me wrong i love js i rock js but jordan ups the price the shoe quality is garbage and gettin worse now the goin cheap on the box.....smh
im sure these are gona have a slide out box so people chill the fuck out! its an air jordan 11 release so its gotta be and plus these are the early release breds so theyre not exactly the ones that will release this december
Anyone Saying That "It's Just a Box" Or "It Doesn't Matter" Is Incredibly WRONG ! And Here's Why: Remember When You Were a Little Kid Around Christmas Time & Saw Presents Nicely Wrapped Under The Tree? Have You EVER Seen a Gameboy Or Basketball Just Sitting There With NOTHING Covering It? No ! And Think About How You Would've Felt With No Wrapped Presents . . It DEFIANTLY Wouldn't Have Felt As Special
It's a box who cares... & if you truly care tat much get help weirdo! Half of y'all gone resell em anyway why y'all care if you not gone wear em anyway!!
to any one complaining about anything with this shoe... in the words of Chris Jericho WOULD YOU PLEASE SHUT THE HELL UP! these look fine and the fact of the matter is these will sell out regardless of quality milky toe no milky toe box or no box
It might sound crazy to y'all but if it don't have a slide out box I'll pass. I have the countdown pack 11's. So if I get these with no slide box I c no purpose but that's just me. This presentation ain't worth the retail going up even if it is jus 5$. Fuck dat y'all can have
Ahhh here we go! All u guys r gonna go crazy for these. most of newbies coppin dot even know the significance of the shoe. So many of u call em the black red concords! Yall lame! Yall kill this game! I see u guys trying to branch out and buy pther kicks but yall still lame. U do know just cuz they come out in december doesnt mean yall can sell for 600$ find something else to do! And all u dudes complaining about the quality if u dont like to pay the price u pay for them... Try this. DONT BUY!! Some of u new heads if dumb!
i think if they do release them with this box it will probably reduce the hype. Cmon no milky toe hope these are just samples
eh... i wanna see some pics of the Black/Royal 1s! Hopefully all the beasts and resellers will be tapped out from what will prolly be this year's most hectic release. Maybe.. just maybe the 1s will be an easy and peaceful cop.(doubt it sadly)
Presentation is always a + so yes the box is important. I believe they gonna give us the slide out box personally just as they kept the theme boxes for 3's & 4's. But the pricing is gettin outta control.
When they released pics of the concords last year, the XI box was in all the pics that I saw on more than one post...They trippin with this 2"012 box" smh
I'm sure if they have gone to the effort of making plastic shoe inserts the boxes will be consistent with previous years XI boxes. This is an early sample, the box will come later. Chill
i love the 11s but I'm seriously tired of these ... less quality for more money GTFOH its sad that thee bootleg joints look just as good ..
They can raise the price to $200.00 and we will still complain but cop. They are still going to sell out even if they didn't come with a box! LOL funny man, We some Zombies. They got they hand up our ass with strings attached to our limbs. Now, get yo ass down to your local retailer and get these shoes despite the exposed glue and patent leather being scratched right out the box and any other noticebale flaw that sneaker lovers instantly zoom in on.
@DwayneJenkins i get where your coming from but they made the price 185 now and lost the slide out so its some bullshit
@AnthonyPargas thats them sending a message to us. No $200 ? Ok,eff u .we'll lower the cost and give u the shitty box 2 can play at that game
There you go. Defend a huge company taking more and giving you less. Defend how they screw you. Lay down and take it. Nice. Forget $200. What about $300 or $400??? They haven't improved shit. Don't talk to me about inflation or a r ise in the cost of materials. THEY ARE MADE IN CHINA. FOR REAL CHEAP. $5 is nothing. Its the principle
@MartinD44 There's something called inflation. Google it.
People gotta understand, there are tons of variables that go into setting the price of something. Gas prices, salaries, R&D, material, the store's cut, the supply and demand. Nike aren't selling a million pairs of Jordan XI's, they are selling a couple thousand of them. How are they gonna make money if the margins aren't at least decent? You don't HAVE to buy these sneakers, it's your own choice.
I wouldn't trust early releases or early pictures. They're usually from some Bgrade seller, and have all sorts of flaws. The pictures the week before always look on point and make the shoe look 10x better. Its no coincidence that those pics are from JB/nike directly
i thought i was the only one worried about the toe lol @DavidRomero
@MartinD44 lol, I wasn't talking to you big homey. You so sure about the shoes costing $5 to make in China? So what! What does that to do with the price of tea there lol. I understand your point and dig where you are coming from for sure, but that won't change. Nike will charge top dollar for cheap quality shit and folk won't complain but go crazy for the shoe. Principle? What principles? You think Jordan brand and Nike corp give a damn about principles? I will answer that for you, "Hell No" Bro, it is very simple for you and I....either you buy or you don't . Simple as that!
Why don't you google my middle finger? GOOGLE IT???? Who are you Jordan's son??? Why do some people feel its there job to defend big corporations? MANNNNNNNN get off their nuts you aint on the payroll! Gas prices- Well they should be made in this country anyways GIVING BACK TO THE PEOPLE THAT SPEND THE MOST ON THEIR PRODUCT. Its nike/JB's fault for manufacturing half way around the world in China so they can pay slave wages. Salaries???? lol. Oh you mean the $1.25 that some poor Chinese worker gets payed for 50 hour weeks producing their shoes??? R & D- What does JB have to research??? Release a retro of1 or3-13, and make money. Very simple. Material-HAHAHHAHA. What shoes you been gettin boy??? QUALITY OF MATERIAL HAS GONE DOWN. WAY DOWN. The stores cut- the store has always received a cut. Nothing new there. You think the extra $5 goes to footlocker???? Supply and demand- wow economics101. Good for you. Lets see, supply- purposefully making less to create chaos and super hype. Demand- by artificially limiting their supply they drive up the hype/demand. You're right I don't have to buy the sneakers, but I want them and I want the price I pay to reflect the quality. Sure theres inflation, so the price goes up. Thats fair. But the quality goes down????? NO. WAKE UP MAN. This brand is making shoes for less cost than ever, while charging the consumers MORE than ever. If these shoes were made here in the USA, providing jobs, well then price is not an issue at all, b ut thats not the case. How can you defend a corporation making billions of dollars who sticks it to you as the consumer??? Are you a masochist? I'm sry for ripping apart your opinion, but DON'T EVER TELL SOMEONE TO GOOGLE IT who knows more than you. That stupid list of yours?? Why don't you google it/research it and find out what you're talking about before you say it
@zamieo yeah thank u for the economic lesson, yes textiles and materials are up, but come on the mark up on this shit, people want allitle extra plastic and card board for a box, plus price hike up, it just went up couple months ago ur a sucker if u believe what u wrote
Man the gov. should make it beneficial to have factories here, and not by lowering pay and working conditions. I think the gov. should either tax the living hell outta any products foreign made being imported into this country or have some kind of incentive for companies to manufacture here. Otherwise we'll stay the way we are, buying everything we need from foreign companies or foreign factories and producing nothing of our own. The most powerful country in the world is relient on 3rd world countries to provide us with our goods. Pathetic. Rome was the most powerful state in the world at one point as well. Look what happened to them
@MartinD44 Immortal technique?, is that you? lol but you do have a valid statement i wouldn't complain paying $200 for Jordans made in the US at least its creating jobs
@MartinD44 AMEN !!...IF JORDANS WERE MADE IN THE USA I WOULDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM FORKING OVER $250 BECAUSE AT LEAST THEN YOU WOULD BE GETTING GRADE A SHIT.,HELL I DON'T THINK ANY TRUE FAN OF THE SHOE WOULD HAVE A PROBLEM.THAT'S IF THE QUALITY WAS TO BE SUPERIOR LIKE ANYTHING AMERICAN MADE USED TO BE,WAY BACK WHEN.BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT ISN'T LIKE THAT AND WE'RE IN 2012 WHERE OUR SHIT IS OVERPRICED AND MADE IN FOREIGN SWEATSHOPS FOR ABOUT $5 IF THAT.
They make billions of dollars a year. They could stand to profit a little less, but that would upset their share holders. Thats corporate America for you. Gorden Greco on crack. Greed is God. Companies care more about pleasing their share holders with profits, than pleasing their customers. Its pathetic. Don't defend the greed man. Don't justify any of it. Its all wrong. Its one of the greatest companies to come out of this country, but yet it gives NOTHING to the country. Like most of the corporations profiting in America, they take and they take, but they give back NOTHING. Leeches. NIKE NEEDS TO BE MADE IN AMERICA FOR THE PRICES WE ALREADY PAY. Thats it. I'm done.
@MartinD44 I ain't DEFENDING Nike, in fact I've written a lot of comments on how Nike are ruining the sneaker game by limiting the quantities. The only ones who benefit from lower supplies are re-sellers and in one way Nike because it makes the shoes seem way more exclusive than they should be. BUT, there's a reason for the price increases.
If the shoes were made in the US you can bet your ass that they'd cost more like $250. And it doesn't matter if the material quality has gone down, material prices have still gone UP. The chinese salaries you're talking about are steadily on the rise, and that's a big part of why the prices are increasing.