Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 at 7:29 pm  |  18 responses

Kicks: Air Jordan XI Retro Concords Drop Tonight at Midnight

Better get ‘em quick.

by Rodger Bohn / @rodgerbohn

Arguably the most popular pair of Jordans ever made will be dropping tonight. The Air Jordan XI Retro in the concord colorway will be dropping tonight at midnight. More commonly known as the “patent leather” J’s, they had an original pricetag of $125. Now, they’re $180. Inflation affects everything, including J’s.

I remember when I first fell in love with the XIs. I was in the sixth grade and had seen my favorite college player, Allen Iverson, rocking them. The most polarizing figure in college hoops wore them, so I had to cop some for myself. After begging my Mom ’round the clock for days, I finally convinced her to get me a pair as an early birthday present. Wearing the hell out of them both to school and on the hardwood, the soles quickly yellowed. Regardless, I’ll never forget that day of feeling so fresh and proud at the same time when I first wore them to school at Urban Community in Cleveland.

Those looking to get a feel of the sneakerhead happiness that I had as a sixth grader will have to be on top of things. The shoes are said to be dropping online at 12 a.m. EST. Luckily, the Concords are a general release so you’ll be able to cop them at FootLocker, Eastbay, Champs, Nike.com and all of the other usual suspects will be getting them in stock. May want to check your local Mom n’ Pop’s too, as Nike will be dropping them there as well too.

Easy last-minute holiday shopping for any fan of J’s, basketball, or both!

Images via Counterkicks

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  • AMPduppp

    Pickyourshoes dropped these a few days ago, sold out in no time…. soooo dope

  • manu

    No shoe is worth $180 unless I start balling like Jordan himself.

  • http://www.aol.com wagers

    These are my in my top 3 favorite jordans behind ’92 and ’89 pair, but these are mean.

  • ripslam

    13s > 11s IMO…Concords are beautiful, not feeling camping in line for days to grab a pair though.

  • Niyagirlfresh

    I want these!!!! I just hate getting up in the morning for em grrr!

  • http://www.slamonline.com J

    GKOAT. in my opinion

  • shutup

    I prefer 13s too, black and red, NY yankees and the black and whites are all great. 11,12,13 were all great back to back to back i was a broke muthaF-er but my sneakers were mean.

  • Jono

    Pre-ordered 2 online….easy easy easy

  • Mike

    aye wer yu pre order dem at???

  • kiki

    I will not be giving my money to Michael Jordan, he’s filthy rich already

  • shutup

    These look so great brand new but i hate how gum bottoms change color. thats why the black and red XI are my favorite colorway

  • Noah

    …..people are making this big of a deal over this? seriously…it looks like every other pair of jordans out there, I’m not trying to be a dick or anything but wow.

  • Heart and Sole

    They’ve got them at http://www.thesneakpeek.com but they’re $425. I’ve dealt with dude before though and he’s 100% legit and has 100% feedback on Ebay. He’s got some other dope stuff on there, too.

  • http://Slamonline.com Rocksinmypants

    Wtf? For the third time the 5′s are better see if this posts

  • Jono

    @Mike I pre-ordered on Nike UK. Living in London sucks if you love the NBA but every now and then there are perks :)

  • http://retrojordan wendy

    has anyone ever ordered from retro jordans? they have the concord for 109-can this be legit?

  • DS44

    GTFOH it’s a old pair of shoes that have been released a few times before and they bring them back out and jack up the price.wake up people!

  • http://www.kapoople.com kapoople

    it really makes crazy!