The XI’s was the first Jordan that was fully able to make the leap from sport to all-out luxury. Since then, the line between performance and fashion in Jordans has become all but invisible, but it was the XI that paved the way. So it’s no surprise we’re still seeing custom XI’s today, like Tony Chen’s “Blue Snake,” that proudly put the XI’s high-fashion roots on full display. Chen, the founder of sneaker consignment store Soled Out NYC, recently unveiled a custom XI with a blue snakeskin material replacing the iconic patent leather. Chen’s design manages to masterfully maintain the XI’s famously formal aesthetic.
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