With its string of holiday Air Jordan XI releases, 'heads have been wondering when Jordan Brand would bring back the "Columbia" Air Jordan XI, which last retroed in 2001.

After some speculation, it looks like a sample has surfaced. Like it was previously believed, the "Columbia" XI isn't a "Columbia" XI at all. Jordan Brand has labeled the color "Legend Blue," but it dons the familiar light blue shade that people are used to.

There's no confirmed release date on these sneakers yet, but don't be surprised if they drop right around Christmas.

[via Niketalk]