“Concord” time has come, but how’d we get here? The shoe is famous as any but its story is stranger than most. From an unexpected premier all the way up to today, we look back at the history of the Air Jordan 11 “Concord” and the major steps it took to get to today.
May 7th, 1995: The Debut
Before the blogs and before the forums, the first place to catch new kicks was on court. In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the player formally known as #23 shocked the world and stunned Nike execs when he stepped on the court in pair of never before seen sneakers. The NBA would ban the shoes for not matching dress code and the world would have to wait half a year for a name and release.