words // Brandon Richard
If you’re new to sneaker collecting, you’re probably a little curious as to what exactly “Breds” are. In short, it’s a nickname formed by the words black and red assigned to Jordan shoes that take on the classic Chicago-inspired color scheme. The most popular shoe to carry the nickname is the Air Jordan 11, which will be making its highly anticipated return next week.
To get you geared up for the special holiday drop, the Jordan Brand has released three Retro 11 “Breds” t-shirts. Available in Black, White and Gym Red, the tees feature screenprinted “Breds” and “23” graphics on the front, the latter filled with carbon fiber print. The famous Jumpman logo is also positioned in the lower left corner.
Hook up your Retro 11s by picking up one of these Jordan T-Shirts today.
words // Brandon Richard
Since 2009, the Jordan Brand has celebrated the holiday season by re-releasing the Air Jordan 11, arguably the most popular model from Michael Jordan’s iconic signature line. This year’s release is the original Black/Red colorway, best known for being on MJ’s feet when the Chicago Bulls clinched championship number four in 1996. Supporting the 2012 drop is a seemingly endless amount of Jordan clothing and accessories, including the first ever Jordan Retro 11 Holiday Gift Pack.
The unique pack includes a Retro 11 Stocking and a Retro 11 Beanie Hat, each featuring black and red designs inspired by the classic shoe.
Grab your holiday pack here today.
words // Luis Sanchez
To accompany next month’s release of the iconic “Concord” Air Jordan Retro 11, the Jordan Brand recently released this all new fitted cap matching the classic kicks. Inspired by arguably one of the greatest Jordan Shoes of all time, the Jordan Retro 11 fitted cap sports a white, black and dark concord color scheme. The Air Jordan XI’s classic tongue tag runs across the front of the cap, matching next month’s release of the “Concords.”
The “Concord” Air Jordan Retro 11 Fitted Cap is now available for purchase from Eastbay.
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.
Air Butchie Productions, Pasadena, California
Reid Glaze aka ReidSB, Dallas, Texas
airjordanjack, San Diego, California
Dale aka dalazz, Trumbull, Connecticut
Brian Edbury aka Menace, England
Alan Leung aka onoudidntgf, Bakersfield, California
Bjarne Kuhrt, Hamburg, Germany
boyNERD, San Jose, California
Kick Star, Hawthorne, California
KG #5, Edmonton, Canada
Chris Morris, G2CDesigns, Wallingford, Connecticut
illestMF, Stockton, California
Steve Mullholand, Key Largo, Florida
Jefferson Santos aka gdiemaster, San Diego, California
ndmx52, Grand Rapids, Michigan
BryantDIGITAL, Lansing, Michigan
Pat Lauder aka quickster, Gilroy, California
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