The beloved Air Jordan 11 ‘Concord’ is the Retro release we’ve all been waiting for.
Don’t expect this release to sit like a brick in the same way the Air Jordan 11 ‘Platinum Tints’ have been.
The Air Jordan 11 ‘Concord’ has and always will be a classic amongst classics. It was the first colorway of the Air Jordan 11 the world saw. We were shown the shoes for the first time on live television just before the Chicago Bulls took on the Orlando Magic in the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals.
While MJ and the Bulls lost their matchup to the Orlando Magic that year, they came back even stronger the following season to establish themselves as the best basketball team the world has ever seen. Winning 72-10 regular season games — a record that has since been broken by the Golden State Warriors, but it don’t mean a thing without a ring.
Why does all this matter? Nothing written is about the shoes. To that, I say, for shame. Everything written is all about the shoes. Its why I love the Air Jordan 11. Its why the Concord version of the shoe is the best one — personal opinion of course. The only reason, besides the shoe being dead sexy, why most of us were so enamored with the Air Jordan 11 is due to the amazing feats and accomplishments — even the fails — that MJ performed while lacing them up.
While most consumers buying the shoe this Holiday season will be doing so to look cool. Because it’s the ‘thing to do’ every year. The hype dictates it to be. I’ll be buying a pair because I witness true greatness night in and night out for the single most amazing NBA season and Championship run I’ve ever seen.
F*ck a Kanye. At 35 years old, I still want to be like Mike.
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