How does Nike plan to sell more of the Jordan XXIXs, one of the ugliest Jordans ever? Release them in a combo pack with the most popular Jordans, the XIs in “Pantone” colorway, and charge $500 of course. I’m not shitting you. This is actually happening at 8:00AM EST this morning.
As seen on Nike’s website, the Jordan Ultimate Gift of Flight will be released on December 23, 2014 for $500. FIVE HUNDRED FUCKING DOLLARS. The XXIX’s retail for $225, which means Nike is asking $275 for the Pantone XIs, which makes complete sense seeing that the Legend Blue Jordan XIs that came out last week were $200. Contrary to rumors on sneakerhead blogs, neither of these shoes have the ability to perform fellatio on you.
I wouldn’t call myself a sneakerhead, but I do own a ton of shoes and am partial to Jordans (XI, I, III, Spizike, IV in that order), Air Max 90s, and Flight 89s. Now realizing that a lot of you reading this probably don’t even know what the difference between these shoes are, I guess I am a bit of a sneakerhead. Regardless, the Jordan XI is universally recognized as the most iconic and sought after Jordan sneaker. While you can pretty much get your hands on any other model with relative ease (I regularly find the Is on sale for around $70), the Jordan XI sells out fast, and if you’re lucky you pay the full retail price ($150 and up) plus the time and effort it takes to get them. The resale market on Jordan XIs is ridiculous, with the Breds (black upper/red sole colorway) and Concords (white upper/black patent leather colorway) going for $350+ new and over $250+ used on eBay. I expect the demand for the XI Pantone to be high, but getting stuck with a pair of XXIXs in order to get them may steer even the sneakiest of sneakerheads clear of this release.