July 29, 2010 BY Aaron Kr.
What if Michael Jordan – aka the Black Cat – had only nine lives? Imagine a world of sneakers where Jordans didn’t exist after the Air Jordan IX, and the Air Jordan Legacy was cut short. We came close, when Michael Jordan retired after the tragic death of his father. The Air Jordan IX debuted in November of 1993, just a month after Jordan called it quits and traded in his basketball kicks for cleats. But Jordan Brand and Tinker Hatfield felt ample energy surrounding Jordan’s developing legacy that a tenth shoe was worthy of releasing, and in 1995 Jordan and his shoes picked up where he left off. The Air Jordan IX (9) – Jordan’s first retirement shoe – in the original white, true red, and black is set to release on August 7th, but you can grab them early by heading to WEST, or get yours now on eBay.
Color: White/True Red-Black