Here in Southern California, it’s been something like 100 degrees the past couple days. so it’s probably a good idea to break out a pair of shorts and low-tops. One of our favorite sneakers to wear when it’s hot are Jordan XI low tops. The XI’s are a modern renovation of the classic Jordan silhouette, and as a low top? These things are fire.
The OG colorway, released in ‘95 as hi-top was dubbed the Concord. They were basically a (Concord) White with Black colorway. Next came the “Bred” colorway. Picture this, Jordan wore them throughout the ‘95-96 season, as the Bulls were on their way to beating the Supersonics for the Championship. People lost their minds over this thing!
After the original, high-top XI’s came out, Jordan Brand dropped the XI Low in ‘96. And the colorway was, you guess it, a black, white, and red coloration. Fast forward many years and models and you get an instant sell-out whenever a pair, Low or Hi, is dropped.
So it goes to say, that these are an extremely popular pair of sneakers for customization and restoration projects. Check out these one of a kind “Dirty Bred” J. XI’s by Angelus Direct sponsored artist Zadeh. (Source: Zadehkicks.com)
They’re a take on that OG Bred colorway with a little bit of swag thrown in with the touch of snakeskin. Check out Zadehkicks.com for more “Angelus Direct approved” custom work made with paint and products provided by yours truly! So you know the work is going to last. Plus, look at these things! They’re next level.
With the Low XI’s you can’t go wrong over the summer with a lighter colorway, or white-base silhouette with color accents along the patent leather mid-sole. The XI’s were also the first Jordan’s to use patent leather. So when if you’re customizing a pair of these for the first time, be sure to take a peek at the super handy “How To” section on our FAQ’s page for extra tips and tricks.
Either way, anything you do to a pair of Jordan XI’s is going to be an instant classic. These shoes were built for the GOAT during one of his greatest seasons, so you’re sure to kill it with a custom project. THese are Low’s that don’t feel too flimsy, and also give you plenty of space to spread your creativity on your canvas. So if you’re going to create something unique on a pair of Jordan XI Lows, good luck!