Sneaker enthusiasts throughout the land are gifting themselves an early Christmas present tonight and early tomorrow with the most anticipated sneaker release of the year. Of course, we’re referring to the Air Jordan 11 Concord, a shoe steeped in Michael Jordan lore, as they were the kicks His Airness would wear upon his return to the NBA during the 1995 playoffs following a brief retirement (and an ultimately unsuccessful attempt at a baseball career). Design notes like the shiny black patent leather mudguard and translucent sole made the shoe a sensation as soon as Michael stepped on the court. That they weren’t anywhere near the production stage and furthermore represented an NBA dress code violation that resulted in MJ’s being fined $5,000 just added to the legend. That legend continues tonight, when hordes of online shoppers will migrate to Web outlets like Nikestore.com at 12 am ET — along with those waiting in line right now — to fulfill their ultimate Christmas wish list with a piece of NBA history, not to mention a singularly attractive pair of sneakers. Follow @NikeStore on Twitter for a link to the shoe as soon as it launches on the site, and good luck to everyone on the hunt for a pair!
Color: White/Black-Dark Concord
Release Date: December 23rd, 2011 (Tomorrow)