SELECT Preview: Exploring the Air Jordan XX9

April 30, 2014 BY / 39

WEAVE vs. KNIT


In one single layer, the XX9 design team was able to create structure and support in all the right places. Like Nike’s Flyknit technology, the weaving process on the XX9 allows for the intricate engineering of just about every millimeter of the shoe to make certain areas stiffer or softer, more breathable or more reinforced. But while some of the basic concepts are very similar, JB’s performance-woven upper has some drastic differences that set the two significantly apart.


Flyknit is created through thicker knitted threads while the XX9’s upper is done with a super thin weave. While that might not sound all that different, think about the difference between a knitted wool sweater or a Champion crewneck. While they’re similar in general theory, they’re miles apart in the way they feel, look, and flex. In this case, the XX9 is obviously the crewneck and provides more of a rugged battle-ready shell with a futuristic look to boot.


42 thoughts on “SELECT Preview: Exploring the Air Jordan XX9

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. dezzie79 sneaker freak  Yeah you are right about that so I’m most likely going to raffle for these

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