For as smooth as the 6’s looked, the 11’s would be the highlight of the pack. Representing 1996, the cover over the Air Jordan 11’s was MJ in the Bulls away jersey hitting a smooth finger-roll against the Supersonics during that year’s NBA Finals. However, unlike what’s in the picture, Jordan Brand didn’t go with the black/red 11’s as the base — instead, it went with the “Concords.” Following the same formula, gold was added in place of the Varsity Red bits of the sneaker. Thus, gold hit the ankle Jumpman logo, 23 on the heel, and the tongue tag.
What’s interesting about the 11’s is that originally gold J-O-R-D-A-N letters were supposed to be added that run up the eyelets. However, due to colorbleeding problems that idea was scrapped, but some pairs were still packaged for retail.