The Air Jordan XI is widely regarded to be one of the greatest sneakers of all time, but do you know what went into the creation of it? Complex did by dissecting the original sketches of the XI by Tinker Hatfield, the shoe’s designer. The process of creating a sneaker is one that is over a year long and before we get the final product, there are multiple samples of the shoe and design concepts before they are sent in for production. By viewing Hatfield’s original sketches, you will see what inspired the use of patent leather as well as what the XI could have been before we got the iconic design. Continue reading to see more of the original Air Jordan XI sketches in the gallery below and let us know what you think.