April 30, 2014 BY Aaron Kr. / 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.
@ClintMadrid prob retail round 170 like them other jordans
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!
this shoe is everything. Grab my pair release day because I know they will be gone just like the 28s
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.
@phillishoes I'm sure he meant on ndc and I think that bamboo pair sold out.
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
@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.
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.
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
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
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