It's that time of year again where we get the biggest sneaker heavyweights around one table to discuss the best sneakers of 2011. The roundtable is assembled of ATF front man DJ Clark Kent, Nice Kicks' founder Matt Halfhill, Complex sneaker editor Russ Bengtson and Complex strategist and editor Joe La Puma, and Kith's very own Ronnie Fieg. As mentioned previously, we'll be dropping two videos daily this week, all leading up to the #1 Sneaker of 2011.
Another pair of Jordans on the list that have plenty of history behind them, from the Bulls winning 72 games that season to Jordan being asked by Tinker Hatfield not to wear them in the previous year's playoffs but doing so anyway — the XIs were something special. And the ballistic mesh and patent leather combo still looks fresh and new 16 years later. Don't believe us? Check out these photos that were taken during the 2011 drop.