February 10, 2012 BY John Kim
Just when you thought you saw it all – the PEs, the one-of-ones, the Team Exclusives that we’ve featured on Sneaker News time and time again – this majestic sample pops up at the height of Air Jordan XI superstardom. We’ll give you a second to wipe the drool off your chin. This Air Jordan XI ‘Blackout’ sample features a full-black exterior, with black patent leather, a black mesh upper, black leather heel, and more interesting, the black midsole – something we’ve never seen on an Air Jordan XI until the women’s IE Low release of 2007. This blackout sample is definitely more ‘Batmobile’ than it is ‘Lawnmower’, exuding a sneaker sex appeal that’ll have the sneakerhead circles buzzing and uplifting excitement once again, acting as ‘yang’ to the Silver Anniversary’s ‘yin’. Will these release? Based on the shoetag, it appears that these were destined for a Holiday 2010 release (possibly a Black Friday release), but for now, there doesn’t seem to be any plans for arrival. You can, however place your bid on these samples, but we’ll give you a heads up that this particular bidding experience will be slugfest. Check out the detailed images below and go ahead to the listing from brokeonjordans on eBay.