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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 9 “Johnny Kilroy” – Available Early on eBay

July 30th, 2012 by | 3 comments

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This October 6th, the Air Jordan IX will make another wave of noise with a cluster of Retro releases for the Holiday 2012 season. We’re not much removed from 2010′s batch of OGs (the Powder, Charcoal, and OG White/Black/Red) and newbies (Citrus, FTLOTG), but this upcoming set doesn’t feature any double-ups, so not to worry! Kicking things off is the Black/Metallic Platinum-Gym Red colorway we commonly refer to as the ‘Kilroy’; this release is a tribute to Michael Jordan’s first ‘un-retirement’ when he took the basketball court under the pseudonym ‘Johnny Kilroy’. A sample pair just rose up for sale online, so peep these new photos below and let us know if you’re excited for upcoming Air Jordan IX return – or just cop this sample pair from dopekicks23 on eBay.

Air Jordan IX ‘Johnny Kilroy’
Black/Metallic Platinum-Gym Red
302370-012
10/06/12
$160

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Air Jordan IX “Johnny Kilroy” – Available on eBay

July 18th, 2012 by | 9 comments

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Part of what attracted Michael Jordan to Nike over his earlier preference for a contract with adidas was the notion that His Airness could become a global brand, transcending the Swoosh with his own Wings logo. The Air Jordan IX gave us the first look at what a post-retirement release might look like, and with the league’s reigning seven-time defending scoring champion (seven in a row!) on the sidelines, his Bulls looked to a new leader.

In reality, this role was filled by Scottie Pippen, who led Chicago to 55 wins and another playoff appearance. Annual title expectations had many Bulls fans imagining the Jumpman once again, but with Jordan himself busy playing baseball, Nike had to get creative with his on-court appearances. A mysterious amalamation somewhere between Superman’s Clark Kent and the Leroy Smith character Charlie Murphy would bring to life fifteen years later, Johnny Kilroy rocked the number ’4′ and the Air Jordan 9 and even had his own Upper Deck trading card. Now ‘he’ has his own Nine ‘PE’ complete with personalized heel and inner tongue embroidery set to arrive on the 19th anniversary of MJ’s abrupt retirement. Be sure to stick with Sneaker News for updates in the meantime, and those lucky individuals who wear and/or collect size 9s can find this pair available early from digioaux on eBay.

Air Jordan IX ‘Johnny Kilroy’
Black/Metallic Platinum-Gym Red
302370-012
10/06/12
$160

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“Johnny Kilroy” Air Jordan IX

July 9th, 2012 by | 15 comments

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The deep history of Michael Jordan’s eventful career has enough stories to last another lifetime, but the upcoming retelling of the Johnny Kilroy tale might be one of the most entertaining in recent memory! Jordan Brand relives Michael’s first retirement by bringing back the Air Jordan IX – Michael’s first ‘retirement’ sneaker- inspired by ‘Johnny Kilroy’, the fictional identity that Michael assumed in order to return to basketball as quietly as possible. We’re already familiar with the Silver/Black/Red colorway of the sneaker, but these new photos reveal two amusing details – Kilroy’s #4 jersey stitched on the heel an the ‘Kilroy Kicks Butt’ embroidered on the inner face of the tongue. More of this highly anticipated Retro release below, so take a look and let us know what you think! Photos: SH

Air Jordan IX ‘Johnny Kilroy’
Black/Metallic Platinum-Gym Red
302370-012
10/06/12
$160

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Air Jordan IX “Johnny Kilroy” – Release Date

June 22nd, 2012 by | 22 comments

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It took LeBron nine signature shoes to get his first NBA title. By Jordan’s ninth shoe, he was already retired with three Rings under his belt. Not taking anything away from LeBron James, but there’s more to be done if you want to wrestle away the title of G.O.A.T. from Jordan! This October, Jordan Brand will re-tell the fictional story of Johnny Kilroy – a basketball player believed to be Michael Jordan under disguise. For the youngsters who weren’t around when Jordan played (or possibly weren’t alive when Jordan was Johnny Kilroy), you’ll get the opportunity to cop the Kilroy IXs this October 6th, kicking off a string of Air Jordan IX Retro releases for the Holiday 2012 season. Are these a must-have for you, or are other AJ9s the better catch? via scforums

Air Jordan IX ‘Johnny Kilroy’
Black/Metallic Platinum-Gym Red
302370-012
10/06/12
$160

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Air Jordan IX ‘Johnny Kilroy’ – Preview

April 19th, 2012 by | 53 comments

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This holiday season, sneakerheads will get to re-live one of the most interesting time periods of Michael Jordan’s career – his first retirement. The world of sports was completely shellshocked when Jordan made the announcement to step away from the game after winning his third straight title, but Nike and the Jumpman managed to spin the story into an entertaining story arc by introducing the fictional Johnny Kilroy, who was believed to be Michael Jordan in disguise. This October, Jordan Brand will “personify” Kilroy with the Retro colorway of the Air Jordan IX in a Black/Metallic Platinum-Gym Red colorway. We have a first clear look at this above courtesy of TSG, so be sure to let us know your thoughts on this upcoming release after you take a look.

Air Jordan IX ‘Johnny Kilroy’
Black/Metallic Platinum-Gym Red
302370-012
10/2012
$160

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Air Jordan IX ‘Johnny Kilroy’

April 2nd, 2012 by | 65 comments

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Who is Johnny Kilroy? This entertaining story arch was developed during Michael’s first retirement – a fictional basketball player that gained some notoriety in the semi-pro basketball circuits for his amazing talents that later scored 79 points in one quarter for the Chicago Bulls. It wasn’t until an expose, led by comedian Steve Martin, revealed that Kilroy was in fact Michael Jordan himself – even confirmed by Alonzo Mourning who played against Kilroy during that game. Unknown to Nike (or even Kilroy), Michael would say ‘enough is enough’ and return to the NBA for real, leaving Johnny Kilroy to be forever forgotten (although it’s clear that not much investigative work had to be done).

In 2012, Jordan Brand will revisit one of the most entertaining stories of the Air Jordan legacy by releasing a special edition colorway if the Air Jordan IX dubbed the ‘Johnny Kilroy’; as seen here in this first teaser shot, the Johnny Kilroy IX features a Black/Metallic Platinum-Gym Red colorway – a similar version to the one worn by Kilroy in those hilarious ads. Check out more of this first look at the Air Jordan IX ‘Johnny Kilroy’ below and stick with Sneaker News for more updates! Photos via 23penny1

Air Jordan IX ‘Johnny Kilroy’
Black/Metallic Platinum-Gym Red
302370-012
10/2012
$160

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