April 29, 2013 BY John Kim / 13
The Holiday 2012 season saw enough Air Jordan IX releases to last the next decade, but it appears that Jordan Brand might have had another one up its sleeve as we get a first look at an unreleased colorway. Intended for a Holiday 2012 release, this Air Jordan IX Retro combines Black, Mesa Orange, and Dark Grey in a nubuck upper for a rather clean color-combo that we’ve never seen on an Air Jordan Retro. While the shoe is a predominant mix of Black, Grey, and White, the hits of Mesa Orange on the heel Jumpman and the badges on the heel give these Retros a really nice color-profile, but the release of the “Cool Grey” probably made these a bit too redundant. We’ve got a first look before so check out this unreleased sample below and see the full listing from jordunk23 on eBay.
except for the white in the midsole, these are actually pretty badass. and i'm not even a fan of gray, so that's saying a lot!
How do some of the best olorways end up never releasing? WTF is wrong with them? These are better than the Photo Blues and ALL of the Johnny Kilroy pack. Jordan has no idea what they're doing. In a year we've gotten atrocities like Filbert 7's, Joker 3s, Crimson 3s, and Photo Blue 9s. They needta get it togther
@Da_Real_Big_Infinite It was a Half-Life reference. You know, the video game. I know, kinda nerdy