October 9, 2012 BY Aaron Hope / 10
Jordan Brand just released the first of six new Air Jordan 9s inspired by Michael’s first retirement from basketball. Described in that more general way, one might look beyond the ‘Johnny Kilroy’ pack to recognize that seven Nines for Holiday ’12 touch on the MJ’s-no-longer-a-Bull theme, including the ‘Cool Grey’ colorup that debuted just over a decade ago. The Air Jordan IX ‘Cool Grey’ was something of a sequel to that colorway’s 2001 Air Jordan 11 debut and follows a bit further behind that model’s ’10 retro, but they’ll drop about one week before (the expected date for) this year’s Christmas Elevens. So whether it’s the retirement thread or all the patent leather Jordans available for Q4 you’ve got a tremendous variety of Air Jordan Legacy styles to choose from, and more photos of this selection follow the jump below.
Air Jordan IX
Medium Grey/Cool Grey-White
i had literally thought about passing on these, not because I dont like 9's in fact I think they are one of the more underrated sneakers out there but due to the copius amount of dope sneakers coming out around this time but these pictures have swayed me completely, i will be passing on something else...definitely not passing on these, these pictures make them look absolutely gorgeous.