Air Jordan 11

History of Air Jordan 11

Perhaps the most iconic sneaker of Michael Jordan’s storied playing career, the Air Jordan 11 is recognized for its incredibly unique design, use of different materials, and variety of colorways. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, the Air Jordan 11 was released in 1995, and became not only Michael Jordan’s favorite model but also a widely collected and acclaimed fan-favorite silhouette as well.

The process of designing the Jordan 11 began in late 1993 and for the next couple of years, the sneaker underwent several prototypes that were critiqued by Hatfield, his designing staff, Nike executives, and the star Chicago Bulls player. Constructed to be versatile wear, the basketball silhouette was capable of being played with on-court in athletic clothing, but also able to thrive off-court in elegant settings involving suits and tuxedos. The unique touches in material as seen from the patent leather to the soft neoprene heel, the performance technology embedded within the sneaker, and the distinctive high profile helped garner critical acclaim from many. The first colorway, the “Concord,” was in Jordan’s regular rotation during the 95-96 season. From then on to today, fans have considered the “Concord” and “Playoff/Bred,” as well as the general Air Jordan 11 silhouette, as a must-have for any basketball and sneaker enthusiast.

The Concords were the first pair to touch an NBA floor. The shiny patent leather was noticeable to everyone watching, especially the NBA front office. Once again, as with the Air Jordan I, MJ was suspended five thousand dollars every time he wore the shoes because they didn’t conform with the NBA’s shoe matching rules. After wearing the Concords for a few games, Jordan would switch over to an all black pair, which he would also wear the following summer in the movie Space Jam. All of this attention over a pair of shoes was once again the perfect storm for Nike to cement its place as the industry leader in basketball sneakers.

Jordan would continue wearing the XI during Chicago’s historic 1995-96 season. With the addition of Dennis Rodman from the Spurs, the Bulls had a new look. The team would tear through the regular season finishing with a then-record 72 wins and 10 losses. Jordan led the league in scoring with 30 ppg, was named All-Star MVP, First Team All-Defense, and All NBA. The Bulls entered the playoffs and continued to dominate their competition losing only one game in the first three rounds. While wearing the Black/Red XI, Jordan and the Bulls faced the Seattle Supersonics, eventually winning the series 4-2. Jordan would go on to win Finals MVP while leading the Bulls to their fourth NBA title.

The impact of the AJ11 was felt around not only the NBA, where guys like rookie Kevin Garnett were wearing the shoe but also at the college level. One of the top players in college hoops at the time was Allen Iverson. He spent his college years playing at Georgetown wearing a now-iconic jersey, along with the Concord 11. The shoes would later be seen on album covers, in music videos, and on television shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-AIr. While previous Air Jordan’s had casual appeal amongst his fans, the AJ11 took Nike and Jordan to new heights.

The Air Jordan 11’s immaculate design, cultural heritage, and on-foot feel have catapulted mainstream love for this sneaker. Every year around the holidays, Jordan Brand releases several colorways that fans have the opportunity to purchase. To no surprise, they all sell-out. For as long as sneakers exist, it is an absolute certainty that the 11 will be a treasured model that will never lose its popularity.

Every Air Jordan 11 Release

1995

Air Jordan XI

Air Jordan XI “Concord”

Colorway: White/Black-Dark Concord
Style Code: 130245-101
Release Date: November 1995
Retail: $125

1996

Air Jordan XI “Columbia”

Colorway: White/Columbia Blue-Black
Style Code: 130245-141
Release Date: February 1996
Retail: $125

Air Jordan XI “Playoff”

Colorway: Black/True Red-White
Style Code: 130245-062
Release Date: April 1996
Retail: $125

Air Jordan XI Low IE

Colorway: Black/Dark Grey-True Red
Style Code: 130270-001
Release Date: 1996
Retail: $115

Air Jordan XI Low IE

Colorway: White/Light Grey-Cobalt
Style Code: 130270-101
Release Date: 1996
Retail: $115

2000

Air Jordan 11 Retro “Concord”

Colorway: White/Black-Dark Concord
Style Code: 130245-101
Release Date: October 25, 2000
Retail: $125

Air Jordan 11 Retro “Space Jam”

Colorway: Black/Varsity Royal-White
Style Code: 136046-041
Release Date: December 13, 2000
Retail: $125

2001

Air Jordan 11 Retro “Columbia”

Colorway: White/Columbia Blue-Black
Style Code: 136046-142
Release Date: January 17, 2001
Retail: $125

Air Jordan 11 Retro “Cool Grey”

Colorway: Medium Grey/White/Cool Grey
Style Code: 136046-011
Release Date: March 3, 2001
Retail: $125

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Cherry”

Colorway: White/Varsity Red
Style Code: 136053-161
Release Date: April 14, 2001
Retail: $115

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Columbia Blue”

Colorway: White/Columbia Blue
Style Code: 136053-141
Release Date: April 14, 2001
Retail: $115

WMNS Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Metallic Silver”

Colorway: White/Metallic Silver
Style Code: 833001-102
Release Date: April 14, 2001
Retail: $115

WMNS Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Citrus”

Colorway: White/Citrus
Style Code: 833001-181
Release Date: April 14, 2001
Retail: $115

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low GS “Hot Pink”

Colorway: White/Hot Pink
Style Code: 834008-162
Release Date: April 14, 2001
Retail: $115

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Blue Snakeskin”

Colorway: White/Black-Navy
Style Code: 136071-102
Release Date: May 26, 2001
Retail: $120

WMNS Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Pink Snakeskin”

Colorway: White/Black-Pink
Style Code: 833003-103
Release Date: May 26, 2001
Retail: $120

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Light Zen Grey”

Colorway: White/Light Zen Grey
Style Code: 136053-101
Release Date: June 23, 2001
Retail: $115

Air Jordan 11 Retro “Playoff”

Colorway: Black/Varsity Red-White
Style Code: 136046-061
Release Date: December 22, 2001
Retail: $125

2003

Air Jordan 11 Retro IE Low

Colorway: Black/Varsity Red-Dark Charcoal
Style Code: 306008-061
Release Date: May 24, 2003
Retail: $115

Air Jordan 11 Retro IE Low

Colorway: White/Cobalt-Zen Grey
Style Code: 306008-142
Release Date: May 24, 2003
Retail: $115

2006

Air Jordan 11 Retro “Defining Moments”

Colorway: White/Metallic Gold-Black
Style Code: 136046-171
Release Date: January 28, 2006
Retail: $295 (“Defining Moments” Pack included Air Jordan 6)

2007

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low IE

Colorway: Silver/Zest-White
Style Code: 306008-072
Release Date: June 30, 2007
Retail: $115

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low IE

Colorway: Black/Zest-White
Style Code: 306008-002
Release Date: June 30, 2007
Retail: $115

WMNS Air Jordan 11 Retro Low IE

Colorway: Black/Metallic Gold
Style Code: 316318-071
Release Date: June 30, 2007
Retail: $115

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low IE GS

Colorway: White/Metallic Gold
Style Code: 306006-173
Release Date: July 2007
Retail: $80

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low IE LS

Colorway: White/Varsity Maize-Azure
Style Code: 316319-171
Release Date: July 21, 2007
Retail: $125

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low IE

Colorway: White/Zest/Argon Blue
Style Code: 306008-172
Release Date: August 4, 2007
Retail: $115

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low IE

Colorway: Argon Blue/Zest-White
Style Code: 306008-471
Release Date: August 4, 2007
Retail: $115

2008

Air Jordan 11 Retro “Playoff”

Colorway: Black/True Red-White
Style Code: 338149-991
Release Date: December 20, 2008
Retail: $310 (“Collezione/Countdown” Pack including Jordan 12)

2009

Air Jordan 11 Retro “Space Jam”

Colorway: Black/Varsity Royal/White
Style Code: 378037-041
Release Date: December 23, 2009
Retail: $175

2010

Air Jordan 11 Retro

Air Jordan 11 Retro “Silver Anniversary”

Colorway: White/Metallic Silver
Style Code: 408201-101
Release Date: May 1, 2010
Retail: $175

Air Jordan 11 Retro “Cool Grey”

Colorway: Medium Grey/White-Cool Grey
Style Code: 378037-001
Release Date: December 23, 2010
Retail: $180

2011

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low IE

Colorway: White/Metallic Silver-Black
Style Code: 306008-100
Release Date: August 13, 2011
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Air Jordan 11 Retro “Concord”

Colorway: White/Black-Dark Concord
Style Code: 378037-107
Release Date: December 23, 2011
Retail: $185

2012

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low

Colorway: White/Varsity Red-Black
Style Code: 528895-101
Release Date: May 5, 2012
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Air Jordan 11 Retro “Playoff”

Colorway: Black/Varsity Red-White
Style Code: 378037-010
Release Date: December 21, 2012
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2013

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Tuxedo”

Colorway: White/Black-True Red
Style Code: 528895-110
Release Date: June 8, 2013
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Air Jordan 11 Retro “Gamma Blue”

Colorway: Black/Gamma Blue-Varsity Maize
Style Code: 378037-006
Release Date: December 21, 2013
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2014

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Green Snake”

Colorway: Black/Nightshade-White-Volt
Style Code: 528895-033
Release Date: April 19, 2014
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Concord”

Colorway: White/Black
Style Code: 528895-153
Release Date: May 3, 2014
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Low GS “Aqua Safari”

Colorway: White/Turbo Green-Volt Ice-Black
Style Code: 580521-143
Release Date: May 5, 2014
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Infrared 23”

Colorway: Black/Infrared 23-Pure Platinum
Style Code: 528895-023
Release Date: June 14, 2014
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Air Jordan 11 Retro “Legend Blue”

Colorway: White/Legend Blue
Style Code: 378037-117
Release Date: December 20, 2014
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Air Jordan 11 Retro “Pantone Blue”

Colorway: Pantone/White
Style Code: 689479-405
Release Date: December 23, 2014
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2015

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Georgetown”

Colorway: Grey Mist/White-Midnight Navy
Style Code: 528895-007
Release Date: April 11, 2015
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Bred”

Colorway: Black/True Red-White
Style Code: 528895-012
Release Date: May 23, 2015
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WMNS Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Citrus”

Colorway: White/White-Citrus
Style Code: 580521-139
Release Date: June 20, 2015
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Low IE “Cobalt”

Colorway: White/Cobalt-Zen Grey-Cement Grey
Style Code: 306008-102
Release Date: August 1, 2015
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Low IE “Croc”

Colorway: Black/Militia Green/Gum Yellow-Infrared 23
Style Code: 306008-013
Release Date: September 19, 2015
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Low IE “Referee”

Colorway: Black/True Red
Style Code: 306008-003
Release Date: September 26, 2015
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Air Jordan 11 Retro “72-10”

Colorway: Black/Black-Varsity Red
Style Code: 378037-002
Release Date: December 12, 2015
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2016

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Cherry”

Colorway: White/Varsity Red
Style Code: 528895-102
Release Date: June 4, 2016
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Navy Gum”

Colorway: Midnight Navy/White-Gum Light Brown
Style Code: 528895-405
Release Date: June 4, 2016
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Closing Ceremony”

Colorway: White/Metallic Gold/Black
Style Code: 528895-103
Release Date: August 27, 2016
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Air Jordan 11 Retro “Space Jam”

Colorway: Black/Concord-White
Style Code: 378037-003
Release Date: December 9, 2016
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Air Jordan 11 Retro GS “Red Velvet”

Colorway: Night Maroon/Metallic Gold
Style Code: 852625-650
Release Date: December 17, 2016
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Premium “Grey Suede”

Colorway: Cool Grey/Sail
Style Code: 914433-003
Release Date: December 23, 2016
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2017

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Carolina”

Colorway: White/University Blue
Style Code: 528895-106
Release Date: April 15, 2017
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Premium “Derek Jeter”

Colorway: Midnight Navy/Sail
Style Code: 351792-147
Release Date: May 14, 2017
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Low Premium HC GG “Heiress”

Colorway: White/White-Pure Platinum
Style Code: 897331-100
Release Date: May 20, 2017
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Barons”

Colorway: Black/Metallic Silver-White
Style Code: 528895-010
Release Date: May 27, 2017
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Low GG “Blue Moon”

Colorway: Blue Moon/White
Style Code: 580521-408
Release Date: May 27, 2017
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Low IE “Obsidian”

Colorway: Obsidian/White
Style Code: 919712-400
Release Date: July 29, 2017
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Low IE “Gym Red”

Colorway: White/Gym Red-Black
Style Code: 919712-101
Release Date: September 23, 2017
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Air Jordan 11 Retro “Win Like 82”

Colorway: White/Midnight Navy-University Blue
Style Code: 378037-123
Release Date: November 11, 2017
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Premium HC GG “Heiress”

Colorway: Black/Metallic Silver-White
Style Code: 852625-030
Release Date: November 24, 2017
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Air Jordan 11 Retro “Win Like 96”

Colorway: Gym Red/Black-White
Style Code: 378037-623
Release Date: December 9, 2017
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2018

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Emerald”

Colorway: White/Emerald Rise-Black
Style Code: 528895-145
Release Date: March 31, 2018
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Low GG “Bleached Coral”

Colorway: Black/Bleached Coral-White
Style Code: 580521-013
Release Date: April 7, 2018
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WMNS Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Rose Gold”

Colorway: Sail/Medium Gum Brown-Metallic Red Bronze
Style Code: AH7860-105
Release Date: April 13, 2018
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Cool Grey”

Colorway: Medium Grey/Gunsmoke-White
Style Code: 528895-003
Release Date: April 28, 2018
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Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Jeter/RE2PECT”

Colorway: Binary Blue/Sail-Binary Blue
Style Code: AV2187-441
Release Date: May 14, 2018
Retail: 200

WMNS Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Rook to Queen”

Colorway: Black/Fuchsia Blast
Style Code: AR5149-005
Release Date: May 24, 2018
Retail: $175

Air Jordan 11 Retro “Cap And Gown”

Colorway: Black/Black-Black
Style Code: 378037-005
Release Date: May 26, 2018
Retail: $250

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low IE “Flash Crimson”

Colorway: Flash Crimson/Flash Crimson-Cement Grey
Style Code: 919712-600
Release Date: August 16, 2018
Retail: $170

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low IE “Rio Teal”

Colorway: Rio Teal/Rio Teal-Cement Grey
Style Code: 919712-300
Release Date: August 16, 2018
Retail: $170

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low IE “Volt”

Colorway: Volt/Volt-Cement Grey
Style Code: 919712-700
Release Date: August 16, 2018
Retail: $170

Air Jordan 11 Retro “Platinum Tint”

Colorway: Platinum Tint/Sail-University Red
Style Code: 378037-016
Release Date: October 27, 2018
Retail: $220

WMNS Air Jordan 11 Retro “Olive Lux”

Colorway: Neutral Olive/Sail-Gum Light Brown-Metallic Stout
Style Code: AR0715-200
Release Date: November 23, 2018
Retail: $220

Air Jordan 11 Retro “Concord”

Colorway: White/Black-Concord
Style Code: 378037-100
Release Date: December 8, 2018
Retail: $220

2019

Air Jordan 11 Golf “Concord”

Colorway: White/Black-Dark Concord
Style Code: AQ0963-101
Release Date: February 15, 2019
Retail: $200

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Blue Snakeskin”

Colorway: White/Black-Navy
Style Code: CD6846-102
Release Date: April 19, 2019
Retail: $185

WMNS Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Pink Snakeskin”

Colorway: White/Black-Pink
Style Code: AH7860-106
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Retail: $185

Air Jordan 11 Golf “Safari Bred”

Colorway: Black/University Red-Black
Style Code: AQ0963-001
Release Date: May 17, 2019
Retail: $200

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low “Light Bone Snakeskin”

Colorway: Light Bone/University Red-Sail-Black
Style Code: CD6846-002
Release Date: May 18, 2019
Retail: $185

Air Jordan 11 Golf “No Denim Allowed”

Colorway: Blue Void/Blue Void-White
Style Code: AQ0963-400
Release Date: June 14, 2019
Retail: $200

Air Jordan 11 Retro Low IE “Space Jam”

Colorway: Black/White-Concord
Style Code: 919712-041
Release Date: July 13, 2019
Retail: $170

Air Jordan 11 Golf “Metallic Gold”

Colorway: White/Metallic Gold
Style Code: AQ0963-102
Release Date: August 8, 2019
Retail: $200

WMNS Air Jordan 11 Retro “Vast Grey”

Colorway: White/Metallic Silver-Vast Grey
Style Code: AR0715-100
Release Date: November 30, 2019
Retail: $220

Air Jordan 11 Retro “Playoff/Bred”

Colorway: Black/White-Varsity Red
Style Code: 378037-061
Release Date: December 14, 2019
Retail: $220

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