There are probably hundreds of reasons why shoe lovers aren’t going to miss out on tomorrow’s Air Jordan XI release. It’s a special shoe with a historical pedigree, returning at the perfect time and for the first time in 13 years. I could sit here and write that it’s just an amazing sneaker that’ll look good with anything you want to wear or that it’s one of the most universally loved all-white sneakers. But that’s boring.
What I’ll say instead is that for those of you lucky enough to get your hands on this shoe from the Jordan Brand, it carries with it a special quality. The younger cats out there might not get it, considering Michael Jordan is sort of a mythical creature to them, but in 1996 Jordan was still working his way back from baseball. By the All-Star Game that season, the Bulls looked almost unbeatable at 42-5 despite a recent two-game losing streak — this team was so good they lost two straight games just TWICE all season, including the playoffs — but Jordan had still not regained all of his prestige. He’d win his first title since returning later that season, as well as another MVP, and it was during the All-Star Game in these sneakers that he’d show he was still the best of the best, winning the game’s MVP.
The sneaker will be available at Champs Sports tomorrow in all of its glory. Don’t miss out. Here are 5 Reasons Why No Legit Sneakerhead Is Skipping the “Legend Blue” Air Jordan 11.
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