Air Jordan XI: Everything You Should Know About the Sneaker

A rundown of everything you should know about the iconic Air Jordan 11 sneaker ahead of this weekend's 'Concord' retro release.

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air jordan 11 xi retro bred 2019 378037 061 pair

For the first time since 2012, the "Bred" Air Jordan XI is returning. This retro edition stays true to the original version that released with "23" printed on the heel and a higher patent leather cut to better resemble the shoes worn by Michael Jordan during the mid-'90s. 

While much has been said about the "Bred" colorway's history during the lead up to this release, there are some facts about the Air Jordan XI itself that may not be quite as evident to newcomers. Brush up on your knowledge here and pick up the "Bred" Jordan XI at select retailers this Saturday, Dec. 14 for $220.

It Almost Didn't Happen

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Tinker Wanted a Tough Sneaker

Jordan 11 Legend Blue

Ahmad Rashad Helped Debut Them

Ahmad Rashad Air Jordan 11

MJ Was Fined For Wearing the Them

Air Jordan 11 'Concord' On Foot Worn by Michael Jordan

Jordan Borrowed Penny's Sneakers to Avoid a Fine

Michael Jordan During Game 3 of the 1995 NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals

The Lows Switched Things Up

Air Jordan 11 Low IE Bred

MJ Wore Them During the Bulls' Historic 72-10 Season

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The First Retro Run Was a Game Changer

Cool Grey Air Jordan 11

They Were Part of Jordan Brand's First Pack

Air Jordan 11 'Defining Moments Pack'

Air Jordan XIs Became a Staple of Holiday Wish Lists

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