Among those involved in the sneaker culture, the original Air Jordan and the III are probably the most universally loved silhouettes within Michael Jordan‘s signature line. But if you were to poll everyone? Including the people who don’t swear by this culture, the ones who aren’t camping out for sneakers or getting up at 6 a.m. to make sure they get a pair? If you did that, you might find that the Jordan XI is the most recognizable, most hyped basketball sneaker ever.
It sports a unique history with significant accomplishments. It changed the game forever because of how it looked and the materials used. Eventually, it even changed the retro game. At its core, though, it was the sneaker MJ wore when he reclaimed his spot as the best basketball player ever during the 1995-96 season. To commemorate that incredible, record-breaking season, Jordan Brand is releasing a new XI colorway this Saturday at Champs Sports. Sporting red accents atop a thick premium leather black upper and translucent outsole, this is the rare occasion where we find an entirely new colorway being treated like an OG. It’s not the “Space Jams.” It’s not the “Concords.” It’s not even the “Legend Blues.” But despite the colorway’s lack of historical implications, this one is certainly one of the most hyped Jordan XI releases ever.
There’s one sneaker this holiday season that stands out above the rest. It’s this new colorway of one of Michael Jordan’s most acclaimed sneakers ever. Get yourself ready as we lead up to the drop the rest of this week.