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Surpringly not released last Christmas, the 'Columbia' Air Jordan 11 will finally make its long awaited return to retail this holiday season.
Originally released in 1996 and retroed in 2001, the 'Columbia' 11 was Michael Jordan's '96 All-Star Game shoe. Staying fairly true to the original, the 2014 retro sports a white full-grain upper, white patent overlays, a black lining and light blue accents on the tongue tab and Jumpman embroidery. A blue-tinted translucent outsole finishes off the look below.
Though we're sticking with the 'Columbia' nickname, this year's pair is said to use a hue called 'Legend Blue,' which appears to be pretty much the same.
At the moment, the 'Columbia' 11 is set to release on Saturday, December 20 at an increased price of $200.
While we can't confirm the authenticity of these images, enjoy a first look at the much anticipated retro below.
12/20/14 Air Jordan 11 Retro
378037-117 White/Legend Blue
UPDATE 7/21: New images via AJ Sole.
UPDATE 7/19: New images via @sneakergaga. Again, a blue-tinted sole.
UPDATE 7/18: New images via @US11Hustla. As you'll see, more of a traditional blue-tinted sole in this set.
UPDATE 7/10: New images via @sneakergaga. It's possible that we're getting this 'minty' sole on the final version.
UPDATE 6/28: New images via @sneakergaga.
UPDATE 6/17: New photos of the upcoming release courtesy of @baselshop.
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