March 24, 2011 BY John Kim
The Air Jordan XI in the original White/Columbia Blue colorway was graced with a #4 seed in the Southeast Region in the Sneaker News March Madness OG Air Jordan Tournament. After defeating the historic Air Jordan XIV ‘Last Shot’, the Columbias will now take on the Air Jordan IV ‘Bred’, and that certainly is an uphill battle. Win or lose, the Air Jordan XI ‘Columbia’ will be regarded as one of the greatest OG colorways of all-time, which is why even the 2000 Retro release of the shoe fetches a ton of money. Why? It hasn’t been retroed in over a decade, but there are rumors that these will release this year or next. In any case, if you’ve been looking for a crisp pair, we’ve found one for ya, and it’s a rarer version than the release because it’s a Sample version from 2000 (these released in January of 2001)! Check out the extra images below and if you’d like to test your bidding luck, check out the auction from solecollectorau on eBay.