September 19, 2012 BY Aaron Hope
There are several exciting new Air Jordan IX ‘alias’ colorways on tap for the fourth quarter, but don’t forget about the original that made its debut nearly twenty years ago this fall. The Air Jordan 9 Retro ‘Olive’ takes us back to the time when only Michael Jordan’s fictional personae stayed on the hardwood while His Airness was whiffing with the ChiSox organization. This distinctly casually leaning design reflected the popularity of ‘grungy’ and otherwise rugged styles like the classic Timberland 6″ and proved that grey wasn’t the only neutral shade that can add some balance to the Chicago Bulls’ highly aggressive palette. It will be interesting to note, then, how these fare during a season when we’ll also get the ‘Cool Grey’ Nines once again; which neutral style is your favorite? Let us know after you’ve seen the Olives in new photos and stick with Sneaker News for updates as we approach the November 17th release date.