#45 Expected to Hit the Bred 11’s Heels in 2019
Over 2.1 Million pairs said to be in production 🤯
We’ve been waiting a minute for this one.
The iconic Air Jordan 11 “Bred” is set to return this Holiday season, according to @zSneakerheadz.
To say that these are iconic is an understatement, only rivaled by only a select few sneakers in the Jordan Brand back catalog. The Bred 11s (originally know by old heads like me as the “Playoff” 11s) were worn by Michael Jordan throughout the 1996 NBA Playoffs; the series where he won his first ring post-retirement, picking up the Finals MVP along the way.
MJ had been back in the league for a minute, but after that Finals performance, Mike was really back.
We’re expecting a full-OG retro to arrive on December 14th, 2019, but you never quite know what you’ll get — 23 or 45? high-cut (like our render above and below) or low-cut patent?
Only time will tell.
But while the physical details remain a mystery, with Soles From Mars reporting that over 2.1 Million pairs will be produced — shattering last year’s Concord drop by a whopping 500k units. If that does come to fruition, and considering not everyone copped a pair of the ‘cords last year, this could quite easily sell out, too.
Stay tuned for more updates, first looks and more as we edge closer to the release date. Until then, head over to our Jordan Release Dates page for more info on every upcoming Jumpman drop!
Update 05.24.19 // According to Sneaker Bar Detroit, this year’s retro of the Bred 11, like the Concord and Space Jam before it, will feature the number 45 — not #23 — on the heels. Mike never actually wore the 45-branded Breds on the court, nor did they see an actual release, but the original sample pair did. Made long before Mike made the switch back to 23, it naturally featured #45 prominently on the heels (pictured below with Tinker Hatfield and Sandy Bodecker), keeping this release in line with last year’s Concord release, which was also based off the OG sample pair. Either way, whatever number makes its way to the heels, they’re both technically original models. However, SBD does not quote a source, so stay tuned for confirmation and first looks!
Air Jordan 11 “Bred”
Style Code: 378037-061
Color: Black/White-Varsity Red
Release Date: December 14th, 2019
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