BryantDIGITAL picked-up multiple pairs of the "Concord" Air Jordan Retro 11.

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For the past four years, the Jordan Brand has treated their fans to an original colorway of the Air Jordan XI to celebrate the holiday season. 2011 called for the return of the colorway that started it all, with the Air Jordan Retro 11 dropping in the iconic "Concord" color scheme. As expected, the "Concord" Air Jordan Retro 11 caused mass hysteria across the country and all over the internet, with countless amounts of collectors doing whatever possible to secure their pairs.

The release was the talk of the day for both sneaker collectors and even those not even into sneakers, gaining local news coverage in cities across the country.

Picked-up a pair? If so, did they live up to your expectations? What was the release like in your city? Hit the comment section below to let us know and share your thoughts on the historic release, as well as your own photos or pick-up stories.

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Sho3Tym picked-up the "Concord" Air Jordan Retro 11 for his entire family.

DamianV provides us with an on-foot look at the "Concords."

RayneMan20 picked-up the "Concords" and matching Jordan slides.

Illistic provides us with some crisp shots of the "Concord" Air Jordan Retro 11.

Jr_Lyon was lucky enough to get his box signed by none other than Tinker Hatfield at the Nike Portland release event.