The sneaker collecting game is as much about variety as it is about rare pairs, but there are few shoes as coveted as the Air Jordan XI. While many pairs go in and out of style between their release periods, the XI continues to capture the attention of aficionados every time they’re brought back to the marketplace.
Few shoes are spoken of with the same reverence as the shoe heavily connected to the movie Space Jam. His Airness might have adorned them while he was costarring alongside Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, but their success was never tied to their connection to cartoon icons. They’re an iconic shoe for many reasons, from their trend-bucking design to their use on-court.
If you’re in search of a pair of your own, you’ll be happy to know that the Air Jordan XI IE Low will be available at Champs Sports this Saturday, and we can help you get hooked up. The XIs might not make you play like Michael Jordan in his prime, but they can certainly have you feeling your best. XIs are famous for their crossover use, providing use as both casual wear and a business-wear alternative.
You probably know a lot about them already–it’s hard to avoid the legend if you hang around sneakerheads–but the mythology of the sneaker goes so much deeper than the surface. The next time they come up in conversation with your friends, or you think about picking up a pair, you’ll be armed with a few extra tidbits–like these 11 Things You Didn’t Know About the Air Jordan 11.
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