The Air Jordan 11 “Columbia” 1996, aka “All-Star,” was released on February 1, 1996, and retailed for $125. One of three original colorways, the sneakers were designed by Tinker Hatfield. Jordan did wear them during the All-Star game, hence the nickname, but the colorway is a tribute to his alma mater, the University of North Carolina.

Air Jordan 11 Columbia 1996

Air Jordan 11 Columbia 1996 History

Michael Jordan would wear the “Columbia” Air Jordan 11 during the 1996 NBA All-Star game. This was the first All-Star game that MJ played in after returning from his retirement. He would score 20 points, grab 4 rebounds, and 1 assist to help lead the East in a victory over the West, 129-118. MJ would also win the All-Star game’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.

Highlighted in a White, Columbia Blue, and Black color scheme. This Air Jordan 11 features White high-cut patent leather on the mudguard with peaks throughout. It is constructed with leather on the upper, unlike other Jordan 11s, which typically have mesh details. Columbia Blue adorns the Jumpman on the ankle and the lower tongue branding. Other details include Black on the liner, Nike Air on the insoles, and an icy translucent rubber outsole.

Today, the “Columbia” Jordan 11 from ’96 is no longer wearable. You will need to reglue the outsole to the midsole and the midsole to the upper. As for aging, you can expect yellow throughout, and even the translucent outsole is darker.

Air Jordan 11 Columbia 1996 Release Info

The Air Jordan 11 “Columbia” was released on February 1, 1996. The retail price was $125 and was available in adult and kids sizes. Your best bet to purchase today would be to look through aftermarket websites. Resell prices will depend on the condition and size. However, there are deadstock pairs that have significant yellowing, which will also lower the cost. Expect to pay anywhere from $300 to $1,000.

Model: Air Jordan 11
Nickname: Air Jordan 11 OG “Columbia”
Release Date: February 1, 1996
Color: White/Columbia Blue-Black
Style Code: 130245-141
Retail: $125
Release Type: General Release
Designer: Tinker Hatfield
Past Release: 1995
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Frequently Asked Questions

When was the 1996 “Columbia” Air Jordan 11 originally release?

The sneakers were released on February 1, 1996, just before the NBA All-Star game.

What was the price?

The retail price was $125.

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