May 11, 2011 BY John Kim
Perhaps a tribute to all the times Michael torched the New York Knicks? Check out this unreleased sample colorway of the Air Jordan XI in a puzzling orange/white/black combination. At the time, the only non-Bulls colorway of the Air Jordan XI that was even on Michael’s feet was the ‘Space Jam’ colorway, which featured a touch of blue on the Jumpman logo and traction pods on the outsole. That version of the XI didn’t release until well after his final retirement from the Bulls, but what do you make of this Orange colorway? Was a ‘City Series’ planned for the Air Jordan XI (like the Air Jordan X that featured special regional editions for Chicago, New York, Sacramento, and other major b-ball epicenters)? Some of Michael’s greatest performances came on the Madison Square Garden floor (like the infamous Double-Nickel) that came just days after his return to the Bulls in ’95. This sample isn’t a Retro rehashing, but an ‘OG’ as made evident by the size-tag, so that leaves us wondering what other colorways Tinker had in mind for the Air Jordan XI. An extra gallery of images await you below so take a look and let us know what you think. via Kenlu.