Air Jordan Samples That Never Released

All Air Jordans are attention grabbers, but no model stops collectors in their tracks like the Air Jordan 11. Each year, the sneaker calendar is highlighted by the holiday Air Jordan 11 Mid release, which have been preceded by spring low-top drops since 2011. 20 years after its original release, the patent-wrapped classic is everything Michael Jordan and Tinker Hatfield believed it would be.

Counting all versions, the Air Jordan 11 has been released in about 30 colorways since its original launch. What’s shocking is that at least 50 more samples exist that never made it to the production line— most of which are listed in the gallery below.

Prototype

Air Jordan XI 11 Prototype Sample

via ballintwin

Year: 1995

Concord #45

Air Jordan XI 11 Concord #45 Sample

Year: 1995

Bred #45

Air Jordan XI 11 Bred #45 Sample

Year: 1995

Leather Upper

Air Jordan XI 11 Bred Leather Upper Sample

via paulbk329

Year: N/A

Referee

Air Jordan XI 11 Low IE Referee Sample

via poofyo101jumpmansneakers

Year: 1996

Cement

Air Jordan XI 11 Low IE Cement Sample

via poofyo101jumpmansneakers

Year: 1996

White/Navy

Air Jordan XI 11 Low White/Navy Sample

via Phase2

Year: 1996

White/Red

Air Jordan XI 11 White/Red Sample

Year: 1996

Wear-Test

Air Jordan XI 11 Wear-Test Sample Bred Black Sole

via Phase2

Year: N/A

Space Jam #45

Air Jordan XI 11 Space Jam #45 Sample

via Sole Supreme

Year: 2000

Red Space Jam

Air Jordan XI 11 Red Space Jam Sample

Year: 2000

White/Orange

Air Jordan XI 11 White/Orange Sample

via Carter1203

Year: 2000

Concord with Lettering

Air Jordan XI 11 Concord with Lettering Sample

Year: N/A

Citrus

Air Jordan XI 11 Citrus Sample

via Kenlu

Year: 2000

White/Navy

Air Jordan XI 11 White/Navy Sample

Year: 2000

Navy/White

Air Jordan XI 11 Navy/White Sample

Year: 2000

Black/White

Air Jordan XI 11 Black/White Sample

Year: N/A

Bred

Air Jordan XI 11 Low Bred Sample

Year: N/A

White/Pink

Air Jordan XI 11 Low White/Pink Sample

via Kenlu

Year: 2000

White/Pink

Air Jordan XI 11 Low/White Hot Pink Sample

via Kenlu

Year: 2000

White/Pink

Air Jordan XI 11 White/Pink Frost Sample

via Kenlu

Year: 2000

Zen Grey

Air Jordan XI 11 Low Zen Grey with Jumpman Sample

via Phase2

Year: 2001

White Snakeskin

Air Jordan XI 11 Low White Snakeskin Sample

Year: 2001

White/Pine Green-Zest-Varsity Red

Air Jordan XI 11 Low IE White/Pine Green-Zest-Varsity Red Sample

via Kenlu

Year: 2007

White/Grey-Orange

Air Jordan XI 11 Low IE White/Grey-Orange Sample

Year: 2007

History of Flight

Air Jordan XI 11 History of Flight Sample

Year: 2009

Rainbow

Air Jordan XI 11 Rainbow Green Sample

via depeche23mode

Year: 2009

Cool Grey Mesh

Air Jordan XI 11 Cool Grey Mesh Sample

via aDopeFollowing

Year: 2010

Anniversary

Air Jordan XI 11 All-White Anniversary Sample

Year: 2010

Pantone 284

Air Jordan XI 11 Pantone 284 Sample

Year: 2010

Blackout

Air Jordan XI 11 Blackout Sample

Year: 2011

White/Varsity Red

Air Jordan XI 11 Low IE White/Varsity Red Sample

via Modern Notoriety

Year: 2011

Concord 6 Rings

Air Jordan XI 11 Low Concord 6 Rings Sample

via Nike Dealer

Year: 2012

Bred 6 Rings

Air Jordan XI 11 Low Bred 6 Rings Sample

via Nike Dealer

Year: 2012

Georgetown

Air Jordan XI 11 Georgetown Sample

via Sneaker News

Year: 2012

Black/White-Red

Air Jordan XI 11 Low Black/White-Red Sample

via depeche23mode

Year: 2012

Nubuck

Air Jordan XI 11 Nubuck Sample

via tony0214

Year: 2013

XX8 Days of Flight

Air Jordan XI 11 XX8 Days of Flight Sample

Year: 2013

Clippers

Air Jordan XI 11 Low Clippers Sample

via SoleFly

Year: 2013

Knicks

Air Jordan XI 11 Low Knicks Sample

via shoe.wolf

Year: 2013

Tuxedo

Air Jordan XI 11 Low Tuxedo Sample

via SoleFly

Year: 2013

Red/Gum

Air Jordan XI 11 Low Red/Gum Sample

via SoleFly

Year: 2013

Blue/Gum

Air Jordan XI 11 Low Blue/Gum Sample

via Marcus Jordan

Year: 2013

Black/Gum

Air Jordan XI 11 Low Black/Gum Sample

Year: 2013

Gold

Air Jordan XI 11 Gold Usher Sample

via Chris Polk

Year: 2014

Melo

Air Jordan XI 11 Red/Black-White Sample

Year: 2014

Royal

Air Jordan XI 11 GS Royal Sample

via Lala Anthony

Year: 2014

Hornets

Air Jordan XI 11 Hornets Sample

via solestage

Year: 2014

Elephant

Air Jordan XI 11 Elephant Sample

via Usher

Year: 2014

All-Red

Air Jordan XI 11 All-Red Sample

Year: 2014

by Donna