Air Jordan IX ‘Cool Grey’ – 2012 Retro

March 20th, 2012 by | 45 comments


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The Sneaker News March Madness Non-OG Air Jordan Tournament gives our readers a chance to settle the score in determining which is the greatest non-original colorway in the Air Jordan Legacy. 2010′s monster hit  ’Cool Grey’ Air Jordan XI is the 1 seed in the West, winning its opening round contest over the AJX’s 2005 ‘Ice Blue’ release. Over in the Southwest region, the 2007 Air Jordan III in Silver has advanced from the 3 slot despite the asterisk its CG nickname will forever carry. And in the Southeast, the 2001 CGXI’s most direct descendent has slipped through to round two after winning the 4/5 matchup, setting up the potential for three of the Final Four to represent the same color scheme.

The recent impact of 2K10′s Cool Grey Elevens is fresh enough that you’d have to expect they’re the favorite (both among those three and the entire bracket), but maybe that could shift with this huge piece of news. Joining this most jam-packed year on record is another potential wildfire in the Air Jordan IX Retro ‘Cool Grey’ arriving for the first time since its 2002 debut. Jordan Brand in particular has really outdone themselves with the huge array of heat this year, but will you be able to figure out how to afford them all?! Click through to get another look at the Air Jordan 9 Cool Grey 2012 slated for this December and stick with Sneaker News for the release date. via US11

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45 comments
J. Cole - Cole World
J. Cole - Cole World

I actually wear my kicks, I could never let them sit and collect dust! Gonna rock these kicks walking flat footed!

CLKhalifa
CLKhalifa

personally, you can't blame it on a certain age group. i'm 20 and i don't pick up every single retro that gets dropped, i pick up the ones i like.. what's the point in spending all that money on a pair you don't like just to try fit in and label yourself a "sneakerhead" i've always been into kicks but never been able to afford the ones i wanted til i was 17, got 2 jobs and worked hard for my money to afford the things i like. yeah, the sneakergame is fucked up, and all these wannabe sneakerheads around, but you can't go blaming it on a certain age group.. that's just dumb in my eyes.

Dark Pine Kid
Dark Pine Kid

If most people that waited in line for retros were resellers, they would have no one to sell the shoes to. The sole reason they exist is to sell to people who actually want to wear the shoe, so don't worry, there are plenty of us who rock our kicks out there, resellers just make it harder for us, but you are not alone lol Down with Resellers!

Bryansb23
Bryansb23

This shoe is honestly nice, but the picture hasn't convinced me yet. The shape looks a little off and so does the material... Not too sure on how good these pics make em' look.

@brockthomas1
@brockthomas1

true that, hate it when i'm early on a pair of shoes then everyone else "needs them." Makes me not want them as much just cause i won't participate in DA craziness like absurd camping and whatnot. I'd hop in line any day for a nice pair of three's or six's. Cause they're my favorite. I like a good camp line, full of respspectable Headz with good collections. I like talk about the sneakers with those who been collecting longer than me. Learnin the ropes and whatnot. And on a side note, any shoe's gotta have good quality material otherwise it's not worth a dime. Quality is worth $$$ not hype... thumbs up sneaker culture, thumbs down the resellers and tools that pay for A Jumpman with no quality

MikeG407
MikeG407

these is cool cause the cool grey 11 is overblown...nice alternative...too bad the hypebeasts will buy MJ's turds if they came out cool grey with a Jumpman logo on them. That's the real shame....these getting left though if it comes down to these or the tobacco 9s....gotta get that grail no question

Eman
Eman

They call every grey sneakers 'cool grey' now smh

eric
eric

I hope dont nobody get these cus Im gettin 2 pair Ima be camped out online and at the store...Besides the charcoals these are the coldest 9s to me personally

@rosecity_jo
@rosecity_jo

I still dont have a pair of CG 11s but I'm more than willing to settle on these. Dope. 9s are really underrated to me

Ian
Ian

I still have mine from 2002

@LuneyToonLand
@LuneyToonLand

Whoa whoa whoa. Blaming it on a certain age group is not right. I'm 20 and DNT get EVERY RETRO that comes out. I jus get the 1's I Lik. I DNT stand in line nf I DNT resell either. I DNT knw if that makes me a... Wat y'all call it "SNEAKERHEAD" or Not. I really DNT care. I wrk 4 my money nd if I want them I'll get'em all I c is complaining.

kidd
kidd

these are sooo much tuffer than da cool grey 11's tho!

J Hayz
J Hayz

Love the OG blk/wht 9's. Was never a fan of this CW.

bfresh89
bfresh89

The Cool Grey and Olive 9's are the only ones I want out of the 9 series so I will def. be copping these.

Marquis
Marquis

Yeah it is sad especially for people like me that fit into that age range because these newbie hypes that are buying it for a fashion statement to fit in with the popular crowd are ruining everything. Im 20 as well but I had a thing for tennis shoes since elementary days. Its was forces and reebok classics in the 5th grade for me then then once I proved to moms that she can spend more money on the jordans because I took care of my stuff I got those in the 6th grade (french blue 7s were the first ones) and now that I have my own flow of income for the past two years I can pick up some of the shoes that I wanted but couldn't because I had to pick and choose and guess what one of them is?^^^^^^^

sek
sek

CG IV and 3> CG IX and XI

Quiz Timmons
Quiz Timmons

Bein realistic, imma pass on these. NOT a bad shoe..its just i got the cool grey xis. The only other cool greys id get are the 3s or the 4s...imo im glad JB are releasin these..hell if imma end up payin 200 on em, might as well wait and cop some OG coloway heat.

Oh no he dit-int
Oh no he dit-int

was a broke college student a decade ago when these dropped, won't be the case this go around :)

_idgaf22
_idgaf22

I'll wait for official pics. The shape is off. Bet these newbies hype these the fuck out cause they're Cool Greys smh. Sneaker game fucked up. I'll go back & get the previous retro if this is how they come out.

xlv
xlv

Still got mine but the soles coming apart. If the sole is still smoky its a definite cop.

@AuDeBlu
@AuDeBlu

2002 was a long time ago. "Olives" & "Cool Grey" IX's are a must for 2012!!

james lowery!
james lowery!

possibly. they look nice though! just not sure if I wanna line-up for these

cha
cha

i like the olives better than these

wusupwitdat
wusupwitdat

I need these n the olives. 9's might be my fav J.

kelso11508
kelso11508

Just sayin....this pic I'm definitely catching the GS vibe from...but still everyone is gonna say pass....it DOESN'T even drop for another 9 MONTHS!!!! Sooo Cmon let the pics roll out that have more detail and look like men sizes before you hit these with the pass

Fresh
Fresh

the wearing cool grey out like crazy

Fresh
Fresh

they look ok

Ele
Ele

Dont look as grey :l

freshiefresh
freshiefresh

Gonna be a riot for these too, can't even get them without doing something drastic

tre
tre

i agree, i dont like the soles on the 2012, hopefully they change it by release date

walt
walt

aj ix cool grey were just ok when they first came out. of all the cool grey jordans, they're probably the weakest one. the olives would be nice to retro. they were pretty unpopular when they originally came out, but i think they were a little ahead of their time.

alexg1321
alexg1321

The soles dont look as smoky. They look clearer, or maybe its just me

@J_Swaveyy18
@J_Swaveyy18

I hate everyone nowadays. Knowing that I am only 13 and don't have my own money to spend, and that I only get new sneakers every 3 months (which really pisses me off, since I am a REAL sneakerhead, not a hypebeast), I wanted these to be my kicks for Christmas. I had these back when they first dropped in preschool, and looking though my old photos, I wanted these so badly again. Of course, that won't happen, since I am the only sneakerhead in my family and no one in my fam knows what I would do to have these again. Fuck all hypebeasts that keep people from getting their favorite pair of sneakers even at 10AM on release day. P.S. What's up with the patent leather upper? The shit is WAYYYYY too dark compared to the OGs.

LCHolland
LCHolland

BOOOOOOOOOO, PASS, DON'T NEED ANY IX'S.

Omar
Omar

Riot? Drastic? If you really are having issues let me help. To solve your problem a couple of things wake up earlier and line up or choose a different spot or start talking to the staff and get to know the manager it helps alot lastly and as important as getting to know people don't listen to hype. You do not need every retro

@brockthomas1
@brockthomas1

cool grey 9 or wolf grey 5? i know it's not spot on but it's same theme 5's personally, thought those were smooth

Martin
Martin

they don't look transparent at all. I thinks its a solid grey.

donadamsky
donadamsky

its 2012, jb isnt putting much time toward retro's anymore. the shape look so off on these

Kerry
Kerry

I thnk your missing the point.Most people that collected sneakers to wear them are gone.The onlt people standing in that line for 6 hours are resellers,hell even if half of em are,i'm set with waiting 2x as long or paying 2x as much for something that wouldnt be so hyped if the resllers werent so selfish.

Dark Pine Kid
Dark Pine Kid

If most people that waited in line for retros were resellers, they would have no one to sell the shoes to. The sole reason they exist is to sell to people who actually want to wear the shoe, so don't worry, there are plenty of us who rock our kicks out there, resellers just make it harder for us, but you are not alone lol Down with Resellers!

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