We’ve become accustomed to Christmastime Air Jordan XI Retro releases, and while Jordan Brand has no plans to change that anytime soon (‘Bred’ and ‘Columbia’ on tap for 2012), they have indeed flipped the script in one sense. Switch around the roman numerals and add the Air Jordan IX to your holiday shopping list, pictured above in the OG ‘Olive’ colorway that debuted during MJ’s first season with the Birmingham Barons. The rare use of such an earthy color in an otherwise bred palette confused some back in the day, but today’s lifestyle market will gobble up this versatile take on the intense Chicago-style look. Check them out after the jump pictured with a bunch of other upcoming heat and let us know if the ‘Olive’ Air Jordan 9s will be yours come Q4. Photos: wizdomlakers on NT
The fact tht nike can't keep the js the way the should be , like wtf why change the midsole on the VI's I have an og pair and they look way better , and the olives, why the gloss ? Makes them look like a fake pair , but I guess hypebeats just HAVE to have wat they THINK is heat and make these shoes look like they big sh** when they really not -_-
I wish the olive midsole wasn't glossy. I prefer the way my og's are a flat black finish. I don't know why Nike is using this glossy paint that just cracks after you wear the shoe a few times. Still gonna cop though since my og's are 4 sizes too small now.
9s are garbage. Worst of all j's. However, with all the beasts out there now, they'll be gobbled up. Those went on clearance last time they were released, but just like those grey 12s should have been on clearance as well yet sold out, I'm sure these will too. Sad times.