February 1, 2011 BY John Kim
The ties between Nike and the University of Oregon are quite apparent (the founders of Nike were affiliated with the school decades ago), so it’s not that surprising that the Ducks get a ton of special treatment in the form of athletic gear. For the BCS Championship Game, the University of Oregon players wore this Air Jordan IX Oregon Ducks PE to the Media Day; it features a black nubuck upper with a glossy finish on the midsole, the University of Oregon ‘O’ logo on the heel (replacing the globe that’s on the regular pair of AJ9s), and white ‘speed-lace’ eyelets on the upper. These draw heavy resemblance to the Air Jordan IX ‘Charcoal’ that released, but without the hints of red (and the fact that the Oregon Ducks PE is rarer by leaps and bounds). Check out these new images of the Air Jordan IX Oregon Ducks PE courtesy of nystatenisland of NT and pick up one of the few pairs available on eBay.