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Air Jordan IX ‘Johnny Kilroy’

April 2, 2012 BY / 65

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Who is Johnny Kilroy? This entertaining story arch was developed during Michael’s first retirement – a fictional basketball player that gained some notoriety in the semi-pro basketball circuits for his amazing talents that later scored 79 points in one quarter for the Chicago Bulls. It wasn’t until an expose, led by comedian Steve Martin, revealed that Kilroy was in fact Michael Jordan himself – even confirmed by Alonzo Mourning who played against Kilroy during that game. Unknown to Nike (or even Kilroy), Michael would say ‘enough is enough’ and return to the NBA for real, leaving Johnny Kilroy to be forever forgotten (although it’s clear that not much investigative work had to be done).

In 2012, Jordan Brand will revisit one of the most entertaining stories of the Air Jordan legacy by releasing a special edition colorway if the Air Jordan IX dubbed the ‘Johnny Kilroy'; as seen here in this first teaser shot, the Johnny Kilroy IX features a Black/Metallic Platinum-Gym Red colorway – a similar version to the one worn by Kilroy in those hilarious ads. Check out more of this first look at the Air Jordan IX ‘Johnny Kilroy’ below and stick with Sneaker News for more updates! Photos via 23penny1

Air Jordan IX ‘Johnny Kilroy’
Black/Metallic Platinum-Gym Red
302370-012
10/2012
$160

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65 comments
B
B

its easy to figure out how many people on here KNOW who johnny kilroy is without running to youtube

Brian Kilroy Adan
Brian Kilroy Adan

These will be mine. #IAmKilroy #KilroyWasHere #TeamKilroy #Kilroy

MikeG407
MikeG407

wow Olives gonna drop that's grail shit right there....the other ones cool too but the Olives is the must have...really would take any cause I've never had 9s

Triple D
Triple D

OLIVES ARE THE ONLY ONEZ CRACKIN

68chino83
68chino83

Hmmm. I don't know why people say they fucked up the charcoal nines. That sneaker grew more on me and Im not a big fan of the nines. Although I do like the charcoal and olive nines. These kilroys I'm not going to buy. Nowadays I guess someone could google info about a sneaker and remember everything they read, and be considered knowledgeable. So really who is who these days in this sneaker community? People should buy what they like, and create your own history with them. Like Larry Johnson's sneaker the back jams, i remember the whole era, what was on tv, quotes we would all say when we were younger, the cars that were out, the music at that time, and to me that's a part of knowing the history at that time, not JUST the history of the shoe, but how an individual felt when they had theirs....

A-Boog
A-Boog

On the fence about these too. Olives and CG's copped tho!

sneakerhead
sneakerhead

I honestly thought kilroys are the best colourway from picture above. Maybe because Im a big Raiders fan. I hope all haters will pass so I can get mine easier.

Sneaker4eyes
Sneaker4eyes

I prefer them to look like the ones someone did on photoshop

Rich EightyNine Watkins
Rich EightyNine Watkins

But all jokes aside, I can't really comment on these yet. BUT I want Olives and Photo blues.

Rich EightyNine Watkins
Rich EightyNine Watkins

Oh shit. Lol! This dude had these back in HS. I think he got em from the liquor store.

Thizisjeff
Thizisjeff

Kilroys remind me of the spizikes that came out a while back, only 9 on the list is the cool grey

SoCalFresh619
SoCalFresh619

The killroys look good to me i like different colors on kicks and to those so called "real sneakerheads" grow the hell up and let people buy what they want honestly and also it takes a h y p ebeast to call someone else a h y p ebeast.

Carl
Carl

Hype on olives already building. Hypebeasts killin a classic. Where were you kids ten years ago when these were 49.99 at foot action?

@GeorgeMendoza18
@GeorgeMendoza18

olives and cool greys for me them kilroys look something like off a fake shoe website

$teved23
$teved23

All 4 of those CW's are ill imo. Obviously the Cool Grey's and Olive's have been dope for a while but I like the Kilroy CW too. I'm glad I waited on buying a pair of 9's.

DOCTORC718
DOCTORC718

COOL GREYS ND OLIVES.........EVERYBODY HATED THE 0LIVES BACK IN 2002.......BUT ITS GONNA BE DIFFERENT THIS TIME.....

sneakerhead
sneakerhead

you gotta be kidding me, they should just re-release the FLIGHT 45's instead of these wack retro 9s! you guys have NO taste in kicks, #trilltalking

N!CK Nvz
N!CK Nvz

I don't give a sh!t im coppin

JusSomeGuy
JusSomeGuy

Photo bles look fake and the cool greys look hideously discolored

Darrell
Darrell

Guess Im the only 1 who likes all 4...

Bashu95
Bashu95

Johnny Kilroy is The best in my opinion, but the cool grey runs with em too.

Deville
Deville

Olives? Clearance rack for months when they first came out. Now everyone wants em? They were like $50.00 at the outlet and no one ever bought them. Sorry, olives ugly as Shit. Worst colorway of the 9z releasing this year.

eric
eric

coppin all except the kilroys cus they straight doo doo

mars
mars

copping a pair of olives so i dont needa wear my 2002 retro anymore, not tryna take chances with those before they start crumbling..and those carolina blue 9s seems like theyll be pretty decent as well

Gorila740
Gorila740

I'm gettin Kilroy's because of what they represent....gotta do it

bdogg
bdogg

i am not a huge ix fan but the penny pe cw is dope! not sure i am copping but i like the black/photo blue cw...not really feelin the johnny kilroy ..the olives an CG are what they are....we all know the drill with those cw's

Beedub
Beedub

The olives are a must and the rest I'm gonna have to see in person first. But they all have potential!!!

Mike
Mike

Not syked about $160 for some 9s tho

Jerronimo
Jerronimo

hmmm.... I smell shiny shoes. Don't do it JB!

David Romero
David Romero

cool for a trailblazers fan. i just want those cool greys.

jd104
jd104

These have potential, need some better pics tho

Tae
Tae

Out Of The 4 Comin Out The Kilroys The Best... I Probably Grab A Pair Of Olives Just To Rock Wit Camos

Nino brown
Nino brown

looks more like a raging bull toe nail smgdh they iight!!

J-Master
J-Master

wow they butchered those black/blue 9's. That blue stitching has to go.

unknown
unknown

i love the 9s ;) hell yeahhhhh

D hayson
D hayson

Those OLIVES are sharp...

Eric
Eric

Oh My we finally have some serious heat coming soon

javier_tx_teacher
javier_tx_teacher

i still have that johnny kilroy basketball card from upperdeck lol...these are ok...but i really need those olives!!!

newsouth912
newsouth912

These have potential. I'm looking forward to the Olives and the Photo Blues

MikeG407
MikeG407

wow u said it all homie...sneakers is just one thing that connects us to memories...like good music and old friends...who cares what a site says is hot I have eyes I have my tastes and desires and I get what I like not what a site says is hot

stan
stan

we obviously were too young to know all the history about michael jordan. i was 6 years old man how do you expect me to know what an olive jordan 9 is? my parents arent sneakerheads

LuiKang
LuiKang

man just stop it... the olives KILL the kilorys.

ChefPat
ChefPat

Lmao, Year of the 9s? Do you see those 9s? Only ones I'm getting for sure are the olives and depending on how my money is and what other releases drop ill get them cool grey 9s.

donadamsky
donadamsky

all i want is those olives, as long as they dont f*ck em up like the charcoals

Andre
Andre

Yeah I was disappointed about the Charcoals. I just want the Olives and maybe Cool Greys.



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