Air Jordan IX ‘Johnny Kilroy’ – Preview

April 19th, 2012 by | 53 comments


air jordan 9 johnny kilroy Air Jordan IX Johnny Kilroy   Preview

This holiday season, sneakerheads will get to re-live one of the most interesting time periods of Michael Jordan’s career – his first retirement. The world of sports was completely shellshocked when Jordan made the announcement to step away from the game after winning his third straight title, but Nike and the Jumpman managed to spin the story into an entertaining story arc by introducing the fictional Johnny Kilroy, who was believed to be Michael Jordan in disguise. This October, Jordan Brand will “personify” Kilroy with the Retro colorway of the Air Jordan IX in a Black/Metallic Platinum-Gym Red colorway. We have a first clear look at this above courtesy of TSG, so be sure to let us know your thoughts on this upcoming release after you take a look.

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

johnny kilroy jordans Air Jordan IX Johnny Kilroy   Preview

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53 comments
Sho3B0X
Sho3B0X

lol people are more focused on those 7s then the Kilroy 

Sho3B0X
Sho3B0X

The 7 make it look better

breexy
breexy

Come on october!!!! Lol I like kilroys

walt
walt

what's crazy is if this CW is announced as a QS, everyone will say must cop. i need to see a better, in-focus picture of the metallic platinum upper and how it works together with the midsole paint color, but it doesn't look like a bad IX.

sneakerhead
sneakerhead

I dont understand why everybody hate DMP charcoals but not new one.

foreveryoung
foreveryoung

Yeahh 9's are my favorite model but these are wack

JerseySole
JerseySole

They could've done WAAYY better to represent my man Johnny Kilroy....easy pass *and I dnt care how many thumbs down yall give me, its my opinion...they're wack, stop the hype.

Watts
Watts

7's looking nice

Diondon
Diondon

They look cool... I could rock em.

FOAMHEAD93
FOAMHEAD93

I really like this colorway, but seeing them in person will determine if they are as clean as they look here.

@iamdorkster
@iamdorkster

Looking better with this pic. *off topic* Are those the Charcoal 7's in the back??????

@iamdorkster
@iamdorkster

Looking better, but is this the final shoe?

ConnoissAIR
ConnoissAIR

those 9s are cool but are they worth copping with all the heat dropping this year...

imsoretro
imsoretro

I was really hopeing that they were gonna blow this sneaker out the water, and really kill it. Because the Johnny kilroy story is on of the best Jordan storys or commercials that were made imo. but looks like they kinda failed with the sneaker. All I can hope for now is a dope box, card, or hangtag...lol

Diego
Diego

Need pictures with better lighting

jlbjlb
jlbjlb

them viis in the background startn to look like the 02 version praise gawwwdd

ganggreen
ganggreen

shoes look better then i first thought. With that said will need better pics to decide if im gonna cop or not.

@mrjordan313
@mrjordan313

looks like the raptors might actually be black instead of charcoal. nice!!!! people passing on the kilroys will be sick in a year or two. i definitely will not be making that mistake.

ejocoloco
ejocoloco

Want these just for the memories of those commercials. Those were the days, man... When Jordan actually had to do marketing to get sales. Now JB pride themselves on spending 0 dollars on marketing retros (true story), because all you dumba s s e s spend your whole months pay on every drop.

containment
containment

heres a hint at who "johnny kilroy" is. you ready? He is the greatest basketball player to ever live! yeeeep, Michael Jordan used the alias johnny kilroy to check into hotels etc to maintain a low profile when in public and used that name. Its also a piece of Nike's genius marketing brain of michael jordan disguised as a d-league basketball player

DimeBagOswoosh
DimeBagOswoosh

I might be in the minority, but I think this is a nice little color flip. Almost makes me wanna wait till these drop.

Jerronimo
Jerronimo

gross... No silver shoes for me.

Mak
Mak

The raptors in the back!!!

xlv
xlv

Its just a flip of the og 9. Not really my cup of tea so I'll pass

Kerry
Kerry

Shoulda shown the raptor's behind em as well ,super clean.

8=============D~~~
8=============D~~~

those charcoals are looking crisp, dont care at alla bout the kilroys. even doe they do look nice

f85io
f85io

yuck. easy pass

bo$$
bo$$

vii's in the background

8=D
8=D

how about them 7s in the back :D

DeVille
DeVille

I like these, i will get these for sure. Not big on the other 9'z releasing this holiday.

*_*
*_*

I can't really tell cause the focus is a little off on the potato this picture was taken with.. What is that, black on white with a couple red hits?? Snooze Bar

hhh
hhh

Looks like a sample, but this sample looks promising.

Chris
Chris

trash .. not worth it.

kenny
kenny

they're okay but, i'll take those raptors.

Murano_Mcfly
Murano_Mcfly

might be a whack question but honestly who is johnny kilroy? idk if its something i should know as a sneaker head but I'm lost. please explain

RT5
RT5

They look like samples

jjumpman
jjumpman

everything is better in person

ConnoissAIR
ConnoissAIR

it's just the picture, look at the ankle zone you can see a difference in color I wouldn't get my hopes up

ganggreen
ganggreen

Reading is fundemental... JOHNNY KILROY IS MICHAEL JORDAN. Check out you tube for the commercial.

DimeBagOswoosh
DimeBagOswoosh

Johnny Kilroy was a character that Jordan himself played in the original Jordan 9 commercials.

LuiKang
LuiKang

OLIVES for me... could care less abt the kilroys.. imo.

thizisjeff
thizisjeff

they ok, nothing to be hyped up about, kind of reminds me of them spizikes that dropped a while back

Pari
Pari

They look like reversed CDP's almost...

martin
martin

and i hope those raptors in the background official releases and not samples because they look real close to the 02 joints. I can't wait, can't wait (sleepy brown voice)

QuintijnNL
QuintijnNL

yes, but they look better than the first picture's! but still i would go with olive's or cool grey's

Murano_Mcfly
Murano_Mcfly

yo big infinite i asked a valid question. I'm 19 years old i wasn't in my prime during mms career i was 3 years old bruhh. I'm not over the night sneaker head either. I'm sorry i didn't know something and that I'm a hype beast but i had never heard of johnny kilroy. i appreciate everyone explaining it though but there is no need to be a ass about it man.

Shawn
Shawn

i want dese, photo blues, and cool greys

breexy
breexy

Don't apologize to no one ....u did it right mc fly...

***~Big Infinite~***
***~Big Infinite~***

Dude, u could of simply google "johnny kilroy in reference to michael jordan"... my son is 12 & he even knows who johnny kilroy is & hes neva seen or rememberin seein mj play. Even fa da wizards... so it was easy as doin sum research

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