June 12, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
There was no foolin’ when Sneaker News showed you the 2012 rendition of the ‘French Blue’ Air Jordan IX back on April 2nd. A 2002 original that foreshadowed the progression we’ve seen from tons of grey/white into grey/white + pop (remember, the first ‘Cool Grey’ Air Jordan XI preceded the ‘French Blue’ Nines by roughly the same amount of time), early previews showed how the signature blue hue had been added to the midsole for an even more colorful approach. The most recent images to surface had this area in particular leaning toward purple, and now that we see this new grade school preview courtesy of All Day Jr., there’s even more evidence suggesting that on these so-called ‘French Blues’, “everything is purple.” Does this new shade mean extra swag or would you rather see the color and its blocking remain as on the ’02 original? Let us know as you’re viewing more shots on the other side and stick with Sneaker News for all of the Air Jordan IX 2012 release dates – remember these are slated to hit this Holiday season!