June 12, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 41
There was no foolin’ when Sneaker News showed you the 2012 rendition of the ‘French Blue’ Air Jordan IX back on April 2nd. A 2002 original that foreshadowed the progression we’ve seen from tons of grey/white into grey/white + pop (remember, the first ‘Cool Grey’ Air Jordan XI preceded the ‘French Blue’ Nines by roughly the same amount of time), early previews showed how the signature blue hue had been added to the midsole for an even more colorful approach. The most recent images to surface had this area in particular leaning toward purple, and now that we see this new grade school preview courtesy of All Day Jr., there’s even more evidence suggesting that on these so-called ‘French Blues’, “everything is purple.” Does this new shade mean extra swag or would you rather see the color and its blocking remain as on the ’02 original? Let us know as you’re viewing more shots on the other side and stick with Sneaker News for all of the Air Jordan IX 2012 release dates – remember these are slated to hit this Holiday season!
This is a gs size (GIRLS!) only colorway so stop comparing them to the '02 French Blue 9's! If you wear above a size 7 you won't be able to rock these anyway!!
C this da shit I b talking bout. Y'all cry and complain about every damn shoe. Shit changes get over it cop or don't stop your bitchin imma get them CAUSE I LIK THEM. Not becuz I'm following ppl. I'm not gne let bullshit comments stop me from getting what I lik Fucc following people who think they KNW it all. I do this shit solo
the purple could of been darker but these is a cop for sure something different to add to the collect
hope these are samples and they go back to the grey midsole...i dont even see french blue on the shoe?
the jordan emblem on the back looks blue and the midsole/pull tab/laces look purple. no thanks. i don't need the extra swag.
Insta-pass.. Seriously JB? Purple instead of French Blue and wtf is up with the lining and tongue? It's like that Mesh that was on the Royal 10's and mixed with glitter. Glitter on the tongue is a no-no..
Why do they retro 9's like every year, where are the 17's, 18's and all the others that need to be brought back
CAN PEOPLE PLEASE REVIEW THE PICTURES THAT ARE GIVEN??? FIRST OFF, THESE ARE A SAMPLE, AS YOU CAN TELL BY THE TAG ON THE TONGUE. SECOND OFF, THESE ARE MOST LIKELY GOING TO BE MADE OF KID'S SIZES, SINCE JB WOULDN'T MAKE A PURPLE MESH OUTLINER FOR MEN'S SNEAKERS, AND BECAUSE OF THE BUILD STRUCTURE OF THESE 9S SHOWN, WHERE IS NO SPEED-LACING SYSTEM.
they are not re-retroing the french blue 9s! this is a completely new colorway.......................................................
you mean FLINT IX. When did you kids start calling them french blue 9s? Sure the Flint IX had french blue on the tounge and lacelets but they were always called Flints.
You must not be a true jay fanatic!!! Psh I agree 17 an 18 need to come out! Youno noes not know what he talkin about!!