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It's official: Air Jordan 11 Retro Space Jams to drop Dec. 23rd

December 7, 2009 |  7:00 pm

A breaking news alert posted at the Jordan brand website this morning announced that the much anticipated Air Jordan XI (11) Retro Space Jam kicks -- which the company wouldn't even talk about last month -- will indeed officially hit stores Dec. 23. Although that's the date we actually reported last month (based on our input from the sneakerhead community), Nike says it's a day earlier than the company had planned.

Here's the text:

Initially set to release on Christmas Eve as a special gift from Jordan to sneaker fans everywhere, the launch date for the Air Jordan Retro 11 has been moved a day up to December 23rd. This change will give everyone more opportunity to get their 11’s before retailers close their doors early on Christmas Eve.

Just thought you'd like to know, now that it's officially "official" and all.

-- Adam Tschorn

Photo: An original pair of Air Jordan XIs, known as the "Space Jam" color-way because Michael Jordan wore a similar pair in the movie of the same name. Earlier today, Nike confirmed on its Jordan Brand website that a highly anticipated re-issue of the style will hit retail two days before Christmas. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times