March 8, 2012 BY John Kim / 111
It hasn’t even been two years since the Air Jordan IX saw a mass release, but it appears that Jordan Brand was just taking a prolonged break. We’ve got some more Air Jordan Retro releases confirmed for Holiday 2012, so if the confirmation of the Air Jordan XI ‘Bred’ was too much to handle, you might not be able to bear this excitement. According to reliable source TheAFoot on NT, what’s expected to arrive this December is the Air Jordan IX ‘Cool Grey’, a Retro release that first dropped in 2002 that featured a two-hit combo of nubuck and patent leather on the upper. Along with the Cool Grey’s another classic color will make a return as the Olive colorway will also make a return in the fourth quarter of 2012.
Also confirmed is a Black/Blue colorway for November, and a special Johnny Kilroy edition in Black/Metallic Silver for October 2012. For those unaware of who Johnny Kilroy is: Kilroy was a fictional basketball player – an identity that Michael Jordan assumed during his first retirement from the NBA. This character was the subject of one of the best Air Jordan commercials of all-time, which featured comedian Steve Martin as an investigative reporter that was researching Kilroy, his true identity, and the possibility of Jordan faking his retirement. In any case, Sneaker News will keep you up to date on these upcoming Retro releases, so let us know your thoughts in the comments area below.
October 2012 (tentative release date)
Air Jordan 9 Retro ‘Johnny Kilroy’
Black/Metallic Platinum-Gym Red
November 2012 (tentative release month)
Air Jordan 9 Retro ‘Olive’
Black/Light Olive-Varsity Red
Air Jordan 9 Retro (new colorway)
December 2012 (tentative release month)
Air Jordan 9 Retro ‘Cool Grey’
Medium Grey/Cool Grey-White
Additional info via CK.
Images via Kixclusive
Tags: Air Jordan IX
I've heard of robbery but this is just ridiculous, I hate you JB for releasing too much heat at once, robbing me by the check!
olives were my 1st pair.got hooked since..tnx jb..this is the type of year we've all been waiting for,now just dont make em too limited,resellers killing our wallets
damn i gunna be broke as shit this year gunna have to livin a trailer too many releases Jordan... is it really the end of the world
olive 9s that's what I'm talking about give us some grails!!!! cool grey 9s go hard to but ain't nothing like the black/olive to me!!!! gotta get the olives by any means necessary!!!!!
Cool grey 9's are a must have. Plus the Jordan Bred 11's.....why Jordan brand? Too many releases in one year.
Releases after releases, JB is slowly making my interest goes beyond them. My sneaker game started with Jordans, and now it's slowly going away. The 9s just release freakin 2 years ago and now they bringing back FIVE freaking cw???? wtf! iono, im getting kinda pissed off for some reason, even though they're just sneakers. I also don't want to wait in line with a bunch of starving monkeys with guns in their pockets, nor do i want to drop $350 for a pair of general release sneakers that was out the day before. i say this a lot but ill say it again: I'm so glad that D.Rose is signed with Adidas. no hype + cheap price. i just feel like venting a lil.
I can't wait, the Cool Grey 9's kill the Cool Grey 11's and the Olives are my favorite 9's. I'm coppin both!!!!!
Photo Blues and Kilroys have me intrigued (still got the others) ...side-note, I work with a girl that has the last name Kilroy...let's just say she hates me and Jordan Brand from my endless jokes and references to Johnny...:-)
Ill let u yougins rock those new color ways I'm sticking with the Og olive n black. I haven't seen someone with that since 1994 or 1995
Cool grey 9's, i'm all over em, da best cool grey J's imo, love da Olives 2, can't wait 2 see da other colorways, 2012 is a killer man!
YES FINALLY THEY HAVE GRANTED MY WISHES I MIGHT HAVE TO DOUBLE POSSIBLY TRIPLE IF MY MONEY RIGHT BUT DEFINITELY COPPIN BOTH PAIR
no lie i was just talkin bout them releasing the cool grey 9's earlier today. my pockets are done, second job here i come!
Yeeeah! It's been so long! I remember the day I walked into Niketown to cop and I still got them but sadly age has taken over. Can't wait to cop again and this time won't pass on the olives!
OLIVE 9s!!!! MY FIRST PAIR OF JORDANS EVER!!! I was in fifth grade and man it's been a long time coming. You guys can thumbs me down all you want but I'm doubling up. Childhood memories ahhh!!!
Jb just making sure you deduct that 170 from every paycheck. No need to cop twice I want the olives and maybe the cg 9s but where are the bred 13s I need those wit 3m. That's 10 shoes in 3 months. 1700 and that's if you cop one pair smh ey
yuck them CG were ugly back then and still are today however the kids will flock to line up and cause mass hysteria. ill take the olives though
Saving a stack+ a month so I can go crazy at the end of the year with these releases. Water Tower YD Soundcloud. com/watertowergang
You must have just crawled from under a rock. Since your new to SN just type in either olive 9 or olive IX in the wdywt search box. The drop in 02' for $125, your not the only one who knows heat around here.