Sneakers like the Air Jordan XI don't just happen. There's a long process to it, one that starts a minimum of 18 months before the shoe appears on shelves, one filled with false starts and fanciful ideas. What emerges from a designer's mind is slowly refined and re-worked until a plausible product is born. On the occasion of the re-retro of one of the most iconic Air Jordans of all-time — the Concord XI — the good people at Jordan gave us an exclusive look at some of Tinker Hatfield's early work on the Air Jordan XI. Click through the gallery to get a little peek inside the mind of a legend.

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