words // Brandon Richard
Today officially marked the return of the highly sought after “Concord” Air Jordan Retro 11, which made its way back to retail for the first time (excluding the 2006 Defining Moments Package release) since 2000. The shoe sold out everywhere in a matter of minutes, including right here at Eastbay, and gained national news coverage on several major stations. Why are the “Concords” so important to sneakerheads? Simply put – the history. Originally released in 1995, the Tinker Hatfield designed classic introduced patent leather to basketball footwear for the very first time. The Cordura-constructed and carbon fiber spring plate supported Jordan shoes were also Michael Jordan’s primary footwear weapon of choice when he led the Chicago Bulls to their record 72-win season, which resulted in a fourth NBA Championship for the franchise.
To celebrate the return of this groundbreaking sneaker, Sole Shots spotlights the “Concord” 11 in a series of photos submitted by members of the Sole Collector Forums and sneaker enthusiasts from around the world. Let us know which shots are your favorite and share your “Concord” pickup experience in the comment section below.
Igor PlaiO, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
airjordanjack, San Diego, California
Marvin aka MJO23DAN, Stockton, California
Jefferson Santos aka gdiemaster, San Diego, California
Air Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California
David Jones aka DJ-47, Miami, Florida
Ricmiester, Bay Area, California
BryantDIGITAL, Lansing, Michigan
Illistic, Toronto, Canada
Jeremy aka wjyaZZie, Chinle, Arizona
Erik Marroquin, Forth Worth Texas
Sean Dela Cruz aka concords11, Valencia, California
DatKidFelix, College Park, Georgia
Raza Kazimi aka Itzraza786, Houston, Texas
Reid Glaze aka ReidSB, Dallas, Texas
Dale aka dalazz, Trumbull, Connecticut
If you’re interested in submitting your photos for Sole Shots, e-mail us at email@example.com. Please include your name and location with your submissions. You also have the option of providing us with a link to your online photo album or website to link back to when we post your work. You do not have to be a registered member of Sole Collector to participate.