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AIR JORDAN IX ‘KILROY PACK’ The Air Jordan IX ‘Kilroy Pack’ is a group of six separate colorways of the Air Jordan IX, each one based on a fictional alter-ego of Michael Jordan created in an ad campaign of old. The group includes Johnny Kilroy, Fontay Montana, Bentley Ellis, Slim Jenkins, Motorboat Jones, and Calvin Bailey. The pairs are all set to release in Holiday 2012.

Air Jordan IX “Kilroy Pack”

September 20th, 2012 by | 32 comments

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The Jordan Brand folks headquartered in Beaverton, OR love telling stories behind their products. Take for example the Defining Moments series of Air Jordan Packs that re-told Michael’s legendary achievements, or one of the more subtle attempts like the Air Jordan V ‘Laney’, which was a throwback to Michael’s High School days. Of the entire Jordan saga that spans nearly three decades, no story is as entertaining as the ’94 tale if Johnny Kilroy – a fictional persona absorbed by Michael Jordan during his short hiatus from the game of basketball. It was a positive, light-hearted spin on Jordan’s sudden retirement from the Bulls (partly sparked by the death of his father), which focused on Jordan’s burning desire to step on a hardwood court – regardless of what uniform he dons or name he assumes.

In 2012, Jordan Brand revisits the story of Johnny Kilroy with this unprecedented ‘Pack’ of Air Jordan IX colorways, with each edition representing one of the many pseudonyms that Michael – no, wait – Johnny Kilroy used during his short span in the spotlight. Motorboat Jones, Calvin Bailey, Fontay Montana, Bentley Ellis, and of course, Johnny Kilroy are the inclusions of this roster of semi-pro ballers, and beginning this October 6th (the same date in which Michael announced his first retirement), the saga of Kilroy will be re-told – not in E! True Hollywood Story style, but with dope sneaker releases. Check out these exclusive images of the Air Jordan IX ‘Kilroy Pack’ below and let us know which of the six colorways you like best.

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Air Jordan IX “Motorboat Jones”

September 19th, 2012 by | 52 comments

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Love will compel one to go against all odds in pursuit of happiness. For Michael Jordan, it was the love of basketball that forced him to assume a fake identity and play ball for semi-professional teams, which eventually led to a return to the Chicago Bulls as ‘Johnny Kilroy’. The first of such teams is the Billings Bandits, where Michael transformed himself into a player named ‘Motorboat Jones’; that fictional baller is the focus of this installment of the Air Jordan IX ‘Kilroy Pack’, which features the Red/Black Bandits colorway with ‘Motorboat Jones’ labeled on the tongue. Are these the best of the Kilroy Pack, or do you prefer one of the other four that we’ve seen? We’ve got extra shots for you to peek at below, so take a look and let us know what you think. Many thanks to  Tony Perez & SoleFly.

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Air Jordan IX “Bandits”

September 19th, 2012 by | 15 comments

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Johnny Kilroy, Calvin Bailey, Fontay Montana, Bentley Ellis, now Billings Bandits. The starting five of the exciting Air Jordan IX ‘Johnny Kilroy’ Pack is now complete, as we get a first look at the Air Jordan IX inspired by another one of the fictional teams that Kilroy suited up for. The Billings Bandits colorway is one that we can all roll with as it mixes the familiar Black and Red in the ever-so-popular tonal-red make-up made popular by the Raging Bull V and trendy with Carmelo’s Air Jordan IV. We’ll have more information for you when it develops, so check out the full shot below and keep in tune with Sneaker News for the latest. Photo: chinojp87

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Air Jordan 9 “Calvin Bailey” – Detailed Images

September 19th, 2012 by | 12 comments

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Johnny Kilroy, Bentley Ellis, Fontay Montana, Calvin Bailey — these ‘men’ are breathing new life into Michael Jordan’s first post-retirement signature two decades after the debut, thanks to a variety of all-new Air Jordan IX colorways that have sneakerheads brushing up on their revisionist history.  Calvin Bailey’s AJ9s reflect the fictional Gary, IN squad’s colors for whom he was purported to play, a palette reminiscent of the Hoosier state’s NBA Pacers (right down to the contrast stitching-as-pinstripes).  Kilroy’s Nines kick off this trip back into a time that never really happened on October 6th, so stick with Sneaker News to find out when the Calvin Bailey release date and check out some new images in the meantime.

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Air Jordan IX “Calvin Bailey” – Video Review

September 15th, 2012 by | 13 comments

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If you’ve studied your history then you’ve actually seen Calvin Bailey in action before, the player popping up for a few frames in the now ancient ‘Johnny Kilroy’ ad campaign for the original Air Jordan IX. Chances are you haven’t seen his sneakers in action though, so you might want to stick around for this one. The video shown gives a good breakdown of the details on the sneaker, lining them up with the rest in the vague Kilroy pack between the alternate tongue tag and inside embroidery. Stay with us after the jump for the Air Jordan IX ‘Calvin Bailey’ video review and let us know in the comments below if you plan on scooping this upcoming pair.

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“Fontay Montana” Air Jordan IX

September 14th, 2012 by | 10 comments

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You’d think that if Michael Jordan really wanted to hide out but still play basketball he’d select a team about as far from the Chicago Bulls as possible. And while we don’t know the supposed location, the ‘Gulls’ team tying in with the fictional ‘Fontay Montana’ of Air Jordan IX fame would certainly tip folks off based on the name alone. Click through with us to check out the first detailed pictures of this Air Jordan IX colorway that comes complete with its own team and logo on the lining and check back with Sneaker News to find out when they’ll hit retailers.

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Air Jordan 9 Retro “Calvin Bailey”

September 14th, 2012 by | 4 comments

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The name Calvin Bailey might not exactly strike fear in the hearts of ballers right now, but soon enough it will be a moniker that you will be familiar with. The name is an alternate calling card for one Michael Jordan, dreamed up as one of the many paid tribute to in the Johnny Kilroy set of Air Jordan IX releases that should be making their way into stores before the year’s end (keep in mind the straight up ‘Johnny Kilroy’ is on tap for October 6th). Click through with us to get the first detailed set of images for the ‘Calvin Bailey’ pair and let us know how many Air Jordan IX’s you plan to pick up in the coming months.

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