12.23.11

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI “Concord” Spotlight

 Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord

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.

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord - PlaiO

Igor PlaiO, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord – paperduetoday

paperduetoday, Virginia

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord – airjordanjack

airjordanjack, San Diego, California

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord – airjordanjack

Marvin aka MJO23DAN, Stockton, California

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord – gdiemaster

Jefferson Santos aka gdiemaster, San Diego, California

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord – Air Butchie Productions

Air Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord – DJ-47

David Jones aka DJ-47, Miami, Florida

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord – Ricmiester

Ricmiester, Bay Area, California

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord – BryantDIGITAL

BryantDIGITAL, Lansing, Michigan

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord – Illistic

Illistic, Toronto, Canada

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord – wjyaZZie

Jeremy aka wjyaZZie, Chinle, Arizona

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord – Erik Marroquin

Erik Marroquin, Forth Worth Texas

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord – Sean Dela Cruz

Sean Dela Cruz aka concords11, Valencia, California

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord – DatKidFelix

DatKidFelix, College Park, Georgia

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord – moelest

moelest, Indonesia

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord – SHOOTO

SHOOTO, Netherlands

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord – Raza Kazimi

Raza Kazimi aka Itzraza786, Houston, Texas

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord – Reid Glaze

Reid Glaze aka ReidSB, Dallas, Texas

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Concord – dalazz

Dale aka dalazz, Trumbull, Connecticut

If you’re interested in submitting your photos for Sole Shots, e-mail us at eastbaysoleshots@solecollector.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.

6 Comments

  • Brock:

    think its dmps in last pic

  • @DA_CLEAR_SOLE:

    #IgorPlaiO IN #SaintPetersburg #Russia
    BEST LOOKING PIC

  • Nike4Lyfe:

    agree with Brock, the fact that the pic is in black and white shouldn’t change the colour of the Jumpman. On a pair of Concords, the logo would be black. The logo is gold on DMP 11s, this would translate to a shade darker than white but lighter than the black, hence the grey.

  • how much are u offering the retro 11s for size 11.5

  • Sn3aker_H0lic:

    SOME PRETTY SWEET PHOTOS!

  • This is a great shoe but not worth fights, pepper spray, shooting or stabbing over. Best overall great shoe, even though I like the black red and white ones better. Is there a release date for those?

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