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Closing out a big day of news from the Jordan Brand is our first official look at the most anticipated holiday season release in the '96 Playoffs Air Jordan XI.

The storied Air Jordan XI colorway makes its return to retail for the first time since 2008 as part of the Air Jordan Countdown Pack. The 2012 edition is nearly identical to the 2008 Countdown Pack edition, sporting a reversed Jumpman logo on the collar, a slightly tweaked patent leather cut and a brighter shade of varsity red.

The Black/White-Varsity Red Air Jordan Retro 11 is scheduled to release December 21st at select Jordan Brand accounts nationwide.

12/21/12 Air Jordan Retro 11
378037-010 Black/White-Varsity Red