It looks like the Air Jordan XVI retro just wasn’t meant to be. For what it’s worth though, Jordan Brand absolutely did crank out some sample versions with hopes of bringing the sneaker back to the market in the modern era. Shown here are three such samples, including one Air Jordan XVI Low and three proper Air Jordan XVI pairs. Continue reading for the full look at the group and let us know if you’re let down by the fact that these are stuck in the sample stage for the time being.

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