Any sneaker expert can claim to have the greatest collection of Air Jordans, but how many of them have the juice to get Nike to create a special low cut version of the most popular shoe of all-time? I would venture to guess only the guy that made the shoe “fly” has that kind of power over the swoosh.
(Click here for images of the Air Jordan XI Low)
There is a whole line of low-cut Air Jordan XIs to be sure, but a “Concord” Low? That’s the sample pair that was on the feet of His Airness during a day out with some friends. The legend goes that only an extremely limited number of these were made for MJ back in 1996 along with the “Playoffs” version but never made it to retail. Along with being a different cut, the shoe uses a synthetic leather upper instead of the nylon mesh that is on the regular “Concords.”
Solefly has obtained (or is sitting on an actual pair!) a picture of the “Concord” Low and a “Playoffs/Bred” version as well. Most sneaker outlets are claiming that it’s a long shot these samples ever make it to retail, but if the demand is there, I could see one, if not both, making it someday. Just don’t hold your breath waiting, though…
Source: Zimbio via Kicks on Fire and Solefly
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