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Better Release: Air Jordan 11 “Bred” or Air Jordan 12 “Taxi”

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In 2008, Jordan Brand released one of the most iconic sets in their Countdown Pack series, featuring the Air Jordan 11 “Bred” and the “Taxi” Air Jordan 12. This combination was highly anticipated and celebrated by sneaker enthusiasts. The significance of the two shoes adding up to Michael Jordan’s legendary number 23 made the release even more special. It remains a memorable moment in sneaker history for its perfect blend of style and heritage.

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The Air Jordan 11 “Bred” made a comeback in its original design, showcasing a Black ballistic mesh and leather upper complemented by matching patent leather. Varsity Red accents highlight the heel Jumpman and the translucent outsole, adding a striking contrast. The White midsole ties the look together, completing this iconic sneaker’s design. This release stays true to the classic aesthetic that made the “Bred” a beloved favorite.

Inspired by the look of New York City taxi cabs, the Air Jordan 12 “Taxi” returned with its White tumbled leather upper and Black mudguards, while the upper eyelets stand out in Metallic Gold. The heel features a pull-loop with a Jumpman in Varsity Red and Yellow that helps give the shoe its name. This iconic design seamlessly blends urban flair with classic Jordan aesthetics.

Check out both Air Jordans, and let us know which was the better release by casting your vote below.

Both the Air Jordan 11 “Bred” and the “Taxi” Air Jordan 12 hold special places in sneaker culture. They are celebrated for their distinct styles and connection to Michael Jordan’s legacy. Their 2008 release in the Countdown Pack remains a significant event for sneaker fans. These iconic designs continue to inspire and captivate, reflecting the enduring appeal of Jordan Brand.

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Air Jordan 11 “Bred”

Air Jordan 12 “Taxi”

Mario Briguglio
Mario Briguglio
Founder and Editor in Chief. My passion for sneakers started at age 6 and now I've turned my passion into a profession. Favorite Kicks - Air Jordan 3 "Black Cement"

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