There are a lot of Retro 11 replicas out there. Most of them are horrible. I don’t say that lightly. However there is a new pair being pumped out of china claiming to be “perfect”. Only differences I see are proper tongue tag spacing, and better jumpman logo on the ankle.
The shoe runs $100, and still doesn’t have the heel 23 right, toe color or carbon fiber. But as always, don’t take my word for it, check out these reviews straight from the factory.
The Good: Above average alignment and materials. VERY comfortable, icy blue sole, proper tag placement.
The Bad: Loose threads.
The Ugly: No carbon fiber, wrong heel 23, white insole, Should be noted that jumpman direction (toward toe not heel) and clear toe (should be white not black) are from the OG concords, not the 2010 release.
Conclusion: Absolutely not the product pictured on the website, but it was pretty obvious those were stock photos anyway. The box looked legit, but once you pull out the insert, it’s obvious it’s not original. At first glance, these concords are really nice. Almost had me fooled, and I’m pretty sure you could wear these around with minimal fixes and no one would know the better without a close inspection. You can get away with a hard look but I wouldn’t brag about them. Heel had a slight misalignment, but really nominal compared to most replicas and fakes. Probably the most amazing part of this shoe is how good it feels on your feet. I’d give you a go ahead to wear these in a pick-up game or two. One factor is this is a replica of the 2000 Retro release, not the 2010 release. Jumpman points toward the toe not the heel, and the sole at the toe tips is clear not white.
From the outside, the box looks legit.
The tips of the sole should be white and block the view of the leather.
Where’s the Jumpman?
Here you can tell, what you see is NOT what you’ll get.