where was it ever confirmed that '16s were a retro of '11s? it wasn't. i think ppl just assumed and ran with that theory strictly based on the "banned" name attached to the '16s and the tumbled leather. the truth is '16s are just a remastered, re-retro version of breds, period. if '16s were a retro of '11s, i figure '16s would also have the "X" on the heel.
this. i also think when the rumors first surfaced everyone thought it was the retro of the 2011 banned release because everyone kept attaching the name to the shoe and JB had the lil banned campaign with it