The Air Jordan XI probably has more ridiculously hyped colorways than any other Jordan sneaker. There’s so much history behind it and the design is so perfect that it totally makes sense. Is the Concord the best colorway? Maybe. It was the first XI to hit the court for Michael Jordan and it also doubles as THE unofficial sneaker to wear to your wedding. What about the Space Jams? Maybe. They hold weight because of their limited releases and because they held it down in everyone’s favorite childhood movie. Or how about the Breds? You know, Mike did win his fourth championship in those.
This is like choosing between children. From the moment Jordan first debuted the XI in Game 1 of the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Orlando Magic, people were fascinated. It was the patent leather that did it, taking a line that already owned obvious crossover appeal and creating a true market for it outside of the game. Thank the sneaker gods that Tinker Hatfield didn’t stop designing Air Jordans after Mike left to hit curveballs because if he had, maybe we never get this shoe?
With the new “Georgetown” colorway coming this weekend at Champs Sports for the Air Jordan XI Low, we figured now was the perfect time to fill you in on the Most Hyped Air Jordan 11 Sneakers Ever. All of this is coming on the heels of the ridiculous 2014 holiday release of the “Legend Blue” colorway, and while that was absurd, I can pretty much guarantee that the next XI release will be just as wild. Check it out.
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