#1 Air Jordan XI "Concord"
Coming in at number 1 and topping off our top 100 Air Jordan's of all time is the "Concord" Air Jordan 11. The sneaker originally released in November of 1995, once again in October of 2000 and is currently scheduled to release once more in December of 2011. Aside from being the sneaker MJ wore when he returned to basketball after his first retirement in 1995, as well as the sneaker he wore to lead the Bulls to a record setting 72-10 season, the Concord Air Jordan 11 is much more than the most recognizeable Air Jordan of all time. The sneaker revolutionized sneaker technology, culture and hype.
The Air Jordan 11's design originally stemmed from Jordan wanting a sneaker that resembled a classy patent leather shoe. In return Tinker Hatfield produced the Jordan 11 with an inovative carbon fiber plate, patent leather throughout the upper area of the sneaker and an icey clear sole which added to the shoes flash. While at first the Concord 11's were not well recieved, they have gone on to be the most popular and most sought after Air Jordan of all time. Anyone looking to start their Air Jordan collection should begin with this sneaker, as the Concords stand for everything that a true Air Jordan should be.