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Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Spotlight

Sole Shots: Air Jordan XI Spotlight

words_Brandon Richard

It’s hard to argue against the Air Jordan XI being the most popular sneaker from the Jordan signature line. Designed by the legendary Tinker Hatfield, the Jordan XI marked Michael’s return to the game after returning from a brief retirement in 1995. The sneaker is iconic for several reasons; patent leather mudguard, carbon fiber spring plate and translucent “icy” outsole. Not to mention, Michael’s Bulls won 72 games in the 95-96 season en route to the first of three consecutive championships.

Next Thursday, the Air Jordan XI will return in the always-popular “Cool Grey” colorway. This retro originally dropped in 2001, and was an instant hit within the sneaker community. In fact, the release caused riotous behavior at several retail locations, resulting in injury and property damage. That is history that we’d obviously not like to see repeated, and that’s why it’s important to have the opportunity to pick up a pair online here at Eastbay.

The Jordan XI is also one of the favorite subjects shot by sneaker photographers over at the Sole Collector Forum. While we prepare for next week’s big release, take a look at some quality XI photos.

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - Air Butchie ProductionsAir Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - moelestmoelest, Indonesia

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - Reid GlazeReid Glaze aka ReidSB, Dallas, Texas

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - airjordanjackairjordanjack, San Diego, California

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - dalazzDale aka dalazz, Trumbull, Connecticut

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - MenaceBrian Edbury aka Menace, England

Sole Shots: December 17th, 2010 - AJVishusAJVishus, Arizona

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - gettinit247gettinit247, Alaska

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - onoudidntgfAlan Leung aka onoudidntgf, Bakersfield, California

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - Bjarne KuhrtBjarne Kuhrt, Hamburg, Germany

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - boyNERDboyNERD, San Jose, California

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - Kick StarKick Star, Hawthorne, California

Sole Shots: December 17, 2020 - KG #5KG #5, Edmonton, Canada

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - G2C DesignsChris Morris, G2CDesigns, Wallingford, Connecticut

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - illestMFillestMF, Stockton, California

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - KiNgSKiNgS, Malaysia

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - pap3rkutpap3rkut, California

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - SteveSteve Mullholand, Key Largo, Florida

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - gdiemasterJefferson Santos aka gdiemaster, San Diego, California

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - ndmx52ndmx52, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - BryantDIGITALBryantDIGITAL, Lansing, Michigan

Sole Shots: December 17, 2010 - quicksterPat Lauder aka quickster, Gilroy, California

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.

Author: Brandon Richard
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26 Comments

  1. airbutchie says:

    Yeah… Great set!!! boyNERD’s baby blues are sick!!!

  2. Rarza7 says:

    Any hope on a release date on the Black/white 11’s? 🙁

  3. teemasuoka says:

    Some clean shots. Love the sample low xis up there.

  4. RyanXLisaT says:

    Makes me want to crack my wallet open.

  5. Nucca says:

    13s>>>>>>>>>>

  6. howardlova says:

    my fave is Dale aka Dalazz…. it’s LOVE!! I love it!

  7. jordan junky says:

    i missed the space jams last year and i hate it i won’t miss them this year. i love them

  8. mutumbo92 says:

    i like the love xi dmp from Dale aka Dalazz

  9. Soleinthefrijol says:

    it has been confirmed
    concord XI will release 2011

  10. fava says:

    i love aj XI

  11. JR says:

    Breaking News: Air Jordan XI (11) White/Black-Dark Concord Confirmed For Holiday 2011

  12. hAstyle1 says:

    boyNERD’s 11’s are fake as fake gets.

  13. Paul says:

    Bring it!!! Great style,soles,support,color schemes are excellent. Just a shoe fool looking looking for the cool : ) Plz send e;mail when available. Paul in Austin,Tx.(ATX)

  14. doodimeazy says:

    diggin all the shots mann. son from stockton pic tight.

  15. BRich says:

    @hAstyle1 – No they’re not. They’re baby sized originals. They’re about as real as it gets.

  16. SneakerKing83 says:

    Shouts out to BryantDIGITAL! Lansing, Michigan!! Shouts to ndmx52 in Grand Rapids, MI too…MICHIGAN STAND UP!!!

  17. RicoBUCKZ says:

    Great pics! Undoubtely one of the sickest Air J’s EVER!

  18. Dallas says:

    man, i want those black/white XIs!!

  19. jordan junky says:

    releasing XI once a year is sweet. i love it. can’t wait til next year.

  20. Cammo says:

    The air jordan XI are sick

  21. dubvzfinest says:

    i got them all and gonna scoop these cool grey’s as soon as they drop!!

  22. th3 coll3tor 94 says:

    csnt wait for the concords to drop

  23. th3 coll3tor 94 says:

    cant wait for the concords to drop

  24. jennifer says:

    How can I order these?

  25. JulieBrez says:

    @jennifer if you’re looking for the cool greys those are sold out on Eastbay. If you’re looking for the concords, those will be holiday 2011.

  26. jkr_j says:

    is time to wear my space jam……