Nike Air Jordan XI Retro "Concord"

It wouldn't be the Holiday season without something special from Jordan brand. 2018 see's a heavy hitter make a comeback. The Air Jordan XI 'Concord' returns December 8th.

In 1995, Michael Jordan shocked the world when he announced his return from retirement with a simple message — “I’m Back.” When he returned to the floor, he sported a #45 jersey, with #23 already hanging in the rafters. If that wasn’t enough to make fans scratch their heads, he also had something foreign on his feet. No one had seen anything like it. A white upper, while the rest of his team was wearing black? Check. A league fine for breaking uniform rules? Check. Patent leather on a basketball shoe? Check

Off court during his brief hiatus Jordan had been asking Hatfield and his design team to push the envelope and incorporate patent leather. His reasoning was twofold: First and foremost, the patent leather would help keep his forefoot locked-in on quick stops and cuts. MJ also predicted the patent leather would be a hit off the court, even going as far as saying people would wear them on red carpets and at other formal events. Hatfield, who admits to being initially skeptical of MJ’s suggestion, eventually bought into the idea and added it to the AJ XI.

This holiday season the legacy returns, a faithful reissue to the original the XI arrives with all the hallmarks; iconic patent leather, translucent sole and Jordan's new 45 squad number on the heel.

The Nike Air Jordan XI 'Concord' coming to HANON December 8th.

Nike Air Jordan XI 'Concord'
Price: £169.00
Launch: December 8th

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