by Chris O’Leary / @olearychris

Holiday 2011 is shaping up to be an amazing stretch for sneaker releases.

It’s only the end of March and we’re already looking at the return of the Jordan XI concord (safe to assume it’ll be another Dec. 23rd XI release?). Add to that the Air Jordan III in black/cement, which popped up on websites this weekend with a projected November release and we’re well on our way to crossing some serious (surrrrious, even) grails off of our all-time want lists.

The downside that comes with a glut of the stuff you’ve always wanted, though, is the financial juggling you might have to do to get them. Remember the ton of Air Jordan XIIIs (flint grey, altitudes, white/red) that dropped along with the cool grey Jordan XIs on Dec. 23? It looks like we could be heading in the same direction again this year.

Unfortunately, I can’t give you the financial advice you might like on how to cope with this situation at a time of the season when you’re supposed to be buying for others. I just supply the info and with that, my job here is dunzo.

Pic via StyleEngine.