When it comes to sneakers, the Air Jordan 11 "Concord" is considered the gold standard, the holy grail, or simply the greatest of all time for many. And that's with good reason. Few shoes out there looks as great or are as historically significant as the white and shiny black Air Jordan that Michael Jordan wore for his first full campaign back from retirement, the 1995-96 NBA season.
Not only was it Jordan's official comeback season, but it was the year his Chicago Bulls won a then-record 72 regular season games, with only 10 losses. That season, Jordan achieved another NBA scoring title with an average of 30.4 points per game, along with 6.6 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 2.2 steals. He also won his fourth of five NBA MVP awards in 1995-96. He had on the "Concords" the whole way.
And this pair that you're about to get a detailed look at, which is up for bid in the incredible "ORIGINAL AIR: Michael Jordan Game-Worn and Player Exclusive Sneaker Rarities" auction by Christie's and Stadium Goods, just so happens to be one of those exact pairs.
This size US13.5 Air Jordan 11 "Concord" MJ PE features an adjusted toe box and mid-cut collar, both of which were only produced and available to Jordan per his specifications. The shoe exhibits appropriate game wear for Jordan and features his typed “0112 SAMPLE FTPS” player exclusive coding on the size tag. ("FTPS" stands for "Feng Tay Player Sample," with "Feng Tay" denoting the factory where they were produced.)
This pair is triple-signed by Jordan. Signatures are found in black ink on the inner side of each heel and in silver ink on the toe of the left shoe on the patent leather panel. All three signatures are authenticated by Upper Deck.
The ORIGINAL AIR: Michael Jordan Game-Worn and Player Exclusive Sneaker Rarities auction is live July 30-August 13, 2020.