Michael Jordan in the Air Jordan XI "Concord"

Today in Performance Sneaker History: Jordan Sets Records in the Air Jordan XI

Setting a record in any sport is a pretty impressive accomplishment. But setting two records in one night is the sort of stuff legends are made of. On April 4, 1996, Michael Jordan set both an individual steals record and pushed his Chicago Bulls to a lengthy home win streak. As the Bulls dropped the Miami Heat 100-92, it was their 37th consecutive home win since the beginning of the season. In the seventeen years that have passed since then, the streak has yet to be matched.

By snatching four steals in the game, Jordan also set a personal record. He was the fourth NBA player in history to reach the 2,000 career steals mark. His final total of 2,514 currently ranks as the third best of all time, behind John Stockton and Jason Kidd, respectively.

For this record-setting game and season, Mike wore the Air Jordan XI. The iconic Tinker Hatfield design has been a staple on both hardwood courts and in street style since its original release. A low-top variation is slated for this summer, but the original mid-cut won't be returning until this Holiday season.

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