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SELECT Preview: Exploring the Air Jordan XX9

April 30, 2014 BY / 39

LIFTING THE CURTAIN


After falling victim to some less than flattering sample leaks with previous models, Jordan Brand took painstaking measures with the XX9 (and XX8 before it) to ensure that the first time we saw the shoe, the images were coming from them and presented the way they envisioned and intended. The result was a crisp, clean presentation of not one, but two launch colorways with some very contrasting aesthetic approaches.


With one pair done in a very simple tonal look and the other featuring some more complex patterns and panels, Jordan established the versatility of their performance-woven upper innovations right out of the gate. Inspired by a trip to Italy, JB designers learned about certain state-of-the-art weaving techniques that would translate perfectly into tailoring a shoe for high performance basketball purposes.


39 comments
hasboy23
hasboy23

dem okay tho kinda wack with dat jumpman



KJ Hoffman
KJ Hoffman

The higher number Jordan the uglier they get Jake Tillchock

Brandon R Smith
Brandon R Smith

Yea Byron O Aikens Sr. I like these bitches. I think I might cop

gotjordans
gotjordans

ONE OF THE UGLIEST AIR JORDAN EVER MADE! I am SO disappointed! 

Old Head 1
Old Head 1

Y'all some 90's hip hop heads come on now y'all gotta move forward past that shit stop limiting y'all selves, y'all stay on that 90's hip hop get over that shit!

dgully314
dgully314

this shoe is everything. Grab my pair release day because I know they will be gone just like the 28s

Don Malito Williams
Don Malito Williams

That big ass jumpman shoulda been black... Or stealth... Then I think they could get a pass...

canarycny
canarycny

I'm waiting for a better upper design or a huge discount which ever comes first.

sneaker freak
sneaker freak

I know these are going to be a great performance shoe but I also love the design I can't wait for these to release and it should be an easy cop since the majority seems to hate them

Brads Pitt
Brads Pitt

These are straight out of the 90s when all clothes had huge ass logos. Get you some jeans with a big ass TH on the back pockets and you'll look like a time traveler.

_DeLi_
_DeLi_

Guess I'm the only one really feeling them...for now.

NickBar
NickBar

this logo on the side is a 10000000% pass

youngballcoach
youngballcoach

Prolly a great hooping shoe, but it looks weak as hell! Plus that big azz Logo, cmon JB!!

phillishoes
phillishoes

These are probably about to be very good basketball shoes, that look horrible. The shape, and color schemes of the three I've seen so far are a joke. It shouldn't be worth anything over $200

inTheNameofQuen
inTheNameofQuen

i didnt expect them to look like the 3s or the 11s but i did expect them to b better then these the 28s had basically no design these have even less 

inTheNameofQuen
inTheNameofQuen

i didnt expect them to look like the 3s or the 11s i expected to look better then they do tho the 28s had no design then have even less

phillishoes
phillishoes

Almost every pair of 28s and 28se were never sold out.... they always had excess pairs to be sold and were good on he stocking of the shoes.

dezzie79
dezzie79

@sneaker freak  Naw there are haters on every release but majority sell out I think these will too I'd reserve them if you really want them.



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