September 13, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 8
The ratio of upcoming Air Jordan IX colorways designed for Michael himself versus other ‘people’ is starting to look like a scene in Space Jam, as more new styles reveal their stories in advance of holiday release dates. The Air Jordan IX ‘Johnny Kilroy’ hearkens back to the 1993 Steve Martin TV spot in which the Swoosh supposed Mike might be up to his old tricks, under a new disguise. They remind us that His Airness had the talent to become the Ronnie Coleman of the NBA instead of ‘just’ a two-time three-peater, and will be joined by ‘Crawfish’ and ‘Calvin Bailey’ colorups (not to mention the Penny/Magic-esque ‘Photo Blues’) to thicken the plot of MJ’s first retired/baseball season. This one’s coming up first with an October 6th drop date and you can see more images below to tide you over.
Air Jordan IX ‘Johnny Kilroy’
Black/Metallic Platinum-Gym Red