The Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue” Could Be Jordan Brand’s Top-Selling Sneaker Of 2024

Releasing December 14th, 2024.

The Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue” Could Be Jordan Brand’s Top-Selling Sneaker Of 2024

There are high expectations for the Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue” aka “Columbia” dropping later this year. It’s an annual tradition for Jordan Brand to drop a marquee Air Jordan 11 release during every holiday season, and with nearly a year’s worth of previews, leaks, organic coverage, unboxings, and Instagram posts, Jordan Brand has very little to do when it comes to marketing the product. Simply put, Air Jordan 11s are the “must-have” shoe every holiday shopping season, and for 2024 the Jumpman will unleash a long-awaited version that could shatter records.

Hotly-coveted Air Jordan shoes tend to be very limited in number, making the chase harder. That is NOT the case with Air Jordan 11s. Production numbers are confirmed to be very high, likely exceeding a million pairs produced. This is to ensure that any consumer that wants the product will be able to buy the shoes directly from SNKRS or Jordan retailers such as Foot Locker, Finish Line, and other nationwide chain retailers as well as smaller, boutique-level shops.

How To Buy The Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue”

The Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue” is confirmed to release on December 14th, 2024, but that will hardly be the only instance in which you can purchase the shoes. There will likely be earlier releases via SNKRS Shock Drop and Exclusive Access programs. Additionally, there will very likely be restocks after the December 14th release date. Of course, if you can neither wait for a release nor have the patience to enter draws and raffles, you can purchase them at aftermarket platforms for above the retail price.

Below is the official store list for the upcoming Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue”. It will be regularly updated with new retailers as well as key dates/updates regarding the aforementioned Shock Drops, Exclusive Access releases, and future restocks.


Air Jordan 11 "Legend Blue"

SKU: CT8012-104
RELEASE DATE: Dec 14, 2024

US 12/14/2024 Saturday

Retailer Release type Status
Nikestore US Standard Coming Soon
DICK'S Standard Coming Soon
Foot Locker Standard Coming Soon
Champs Standard Coming Soon
Sneaker Politics Standard Coming Soon
WOODstack Standard Coming Soon
Extra Butter Standard Coming Soon
Concepts Standard Coming Soon
SNS Standard Coming Soon
TAKOUT NY Standard Coming Soon
Finish Line Standard Coming Soon
JD Sports US Standard Coming Soon
Nike SNKRS US Standard Coming Soon

A Brief History of “Legend Blue”

The Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue” is an original colorway of the Air Jordan 11 that released in 1996. It was originally referred to as the Air Jordan 11 “Columbia” and was designed to match the uniforms of the North Carolina Tar Heels. Starting with 1993’s Air Jordan 9, Nike began to create special colorways of Air Jordans to match UNC, thusly expanding the range of Jordan footwear color options.

Michael Jordan famously wore the Air Jordan 11 “Columbia” during the 1996 NBA All-Star Game. There are no other instances of Michael Jordan wearing the shoes in an NBA game. This specific colorway released to the public 1996 and was later released again as a Retro in 2001.

In 2014, Jordan Brandf finally brought back this highly popular shoe after thirteen years. The official shade of blue was changed to “Legend Blue”, which in turn switched the nickname from “Columbia” to “Legend Blue”; this change was not well-received by Jordan fans.

A Detailed Look

As of the publishing of this article, the below gallery depicts the best detailed look we have for the Air Jordan 11 “Legend Blue”. Given how the Air Jordan 11 is a commonly known sneaker and “Legend Blue” is just a re-issue of a past colorway, it doesn’t take much imagination to picture what the upcoming shoe will look like. However, this upcoming release does have the updated “Remastered” construction that debuted in 2016, meaning the shape and materials will be as close as possible to the original 1996 version.

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