In this series we take a dive into our extensive sample closet to pull out some long lost favorites that once graced the shelves of Foot Locker stores. Anyone still have the Air Jordan Retro 11 Columbia Blue from 2001?

The original Air Jordan XI first hit in White/Columbia Blue/Black in 1996, but the sample above is from the first Retro wave in 2001. You can still see the planned launch date markered on the midsole “4/14/01″ although it ended up dropping much earlier on 1/17/01. Unless you’ve been completely out of the game, I don’t have to tell you how popular the Jordan Retro 11 has been, with the Christmas Eve frenzies over the Space Jam and Cool Grey’s. An original color like this one would be a must-have for Jordan heads. If anyone’s got their 2001 Columbia Blue retro or even the OG 1996 pair hit us up in the comments, Facebook, or Twitter. Enjoy the shots.