If the Air Jordan line as a whole represents sports luxury, the Air Jordan XI is the individual shoe that represents that ideal best. And to think, it almost never existed at all. According to designer Tinker Hatfield, Nike tried to dissuade him from designing the shoe at all, expecting Jordan to stay retired. Even Jordan himself thought he was done. But Tinker kept going, because he had his own ideas: "I really wanted this shoe to be the greatest basketball shoe ever because it was really gonna be this triumphant return sort of thing."
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