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Air Jordan IX ‘French Blue’ – 2012 Retro

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We had already gotten wind of a heap of Air Jordan IX retros hitting this year about a month back, but only now are we figuring out just how deep the rabbit hole goes. One colorway that wasn’t included in that initial batch was the ‘French Blue’ shown here, which appears to be on the way as well, making a resurgence a complete decade after its 2002 debut. Interestingly enough the sneaker seems to have been augmented mostly in the sole area, where blue coats the midsole like never before and a possible glow in the dark effect appears to be in place on the outsole. Hit the jump for the full shot and let us know where you rank these amongst all the other Air Jordan IX’s on their way for 2012. Photos: kingcharles on SC forums


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53 comments
Ron
Ron

Ah these were my first pair of J's. Wouldn't want to ever take them off. Of course I was young and dumb and didnt take care of them which is why the got tossed in the trash just 6 months after having them. Definitely getting these and keeping them mint(for the most part).

mike
mike

Did this prick take this picture with a flip phone?

@XL_TROUBLE
@XL_TROUBLE

YALL NICCAS CRAZY THESE SHIT GON BE A FUKKIN PROBLEM THE BOTTOM LOOK AS IF ITS GONNA GLOW THEY DID A GREAT JOB AND I CANT WAIT

mils
mils

thank god i still got my flint 9s in perfect condition. the 2012 flint 9s are trash

Air Lordan
Air Lordan

the flint 9s, were my favorite 9s cw. JB can kiss my @$$. if these same shoes release. i'll pass on them for sure.

Triple D
Triple D

WTF goin on inside these 9s??? SMH

A-Boog
A-Boog

Gotta take what they give us

Jumpfan23
Jumpfan23

they messing up and get ready the olives are gonna be sued upper yyuck

ChrisJ
ChrisJ

Just ruined a phenomenal colorway.... ive got the original french blues from.2002, i guess i better keep them alive.a little longer.....

jony5
jony5

these are for girls ! white/imperial purple 537736-109 pretty sure they come out in october

RockvintageBo's
RockvintageBo's

Hahaha who cares JB u can keep your terrible off 9's these are way to to left.

@iamdorkster
@iamdorkster

Why? Looks like something you'd find in a corner store.

Eman
Eman

Is it me or them shits look ugly as fuk

Darrell
Darrell

Is that a mesh sock liner?? GS version? Im sure these are just a sample tho. I think they will release something closer to the '02 version when all is said and done.

eric
eric

what da F**k is this ugly invention they dun came up wit

@Ozone795
@Ozone795

............. UMMMM Right. Not really feelin these. hopefully just samples that stay just that. SAMPLES.

hollsbball
hollsbball

None of these IX's look anything like the originals besides the Olives

KEVIN
KEVIN

WTF :O . . . WHAT IS JB THINKING?

Marida903
Marida903

the blue.... easy pass on these

Beans
Beans

JB messing up a retro release = more money staying in my pockets. Woohoo!

Get Paper
Get Paper

These flint 9's are my favorite 9's.........I need these to come back out with no JB alterations...........Nike please keep it original...............but this year is just crazy for shoes.

Tom Thompson
Tom Thompson

Congratulations JB you just ruined one of the best 9's of all time

214ErickLgotsole23
214ErickLgotsole23

I will for sure be passing if they look like that!!!!! Nothing close to the 1st release, the midsole is flint not blue.. the 23 is blue, not white and the pull tab is flint, not blue... And the tounge looks funny.

_idgaf22
_idgaf22

Are these supposed to be flints? Smfh please change the midsole. Jordan Brand fuckin up with these 9s so far. The whole shape and look to em

23kill-N-em
23kill-N-em

I thought it was the year of the 4, but it's shaping up to be the year of the 9!!!!!

Mike
Mike

Everyone's loves a GITD shoe, lets just make every shoe glow so we can create more hype beasts!! YAY!!

ant
ant

looks bootleg. Nothing like the original

Kid Wudi
Kid Wudi

If JB drops the Aqua's this year I'ma die and go to heaven

A$AP Teddy
A$AP Teddy

There ok but im not too crazy about the gum bottom tho

Jerronimo
Jerronimo

Is the bottom clear or off white?...they look off. The OG's didn't have a blue bottom.

kayla
kayla

i need better pics they a lil off

Rich EightyNine Watkins
Rich EightyNine Watkins

Oh hell naw! Not my French Blues! As of now, I don't like. Maybe I need to see in person.

airsj
airsj

dope,but they look diff than the ogs

@GoingForGold_
@GoingForGold_

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NOOOOOOOOO! THESE ARE ALL WRONG

D.Johnson
D.Johnson

All retros look different from the ogs, they are suppose too. No retro returns in original form so please stop with these posts, it gets the people nagging about nothing

@FlyyGramz
@FlyyGramz

if you can read you would know it was redone

chill_dude
chill_dude

The 23 on the back is blue and the blue on these looks a little darker OG french>>>>>

jasper
jasper

yea i think its the heel part on the midsole that looks diff

krispy
krispy

yea i think its da different shading of the blue or sumthin..

Keysd31
Keysd31

i swear the first thing that came to mind was "OHHHH NOOOO" lmao

Martin
Martin

either this iphone is playing games or I need glasses because it looks like purple and not blue



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