November 15th, 2016 by Patrick Johnson
Confused as to why the Air Jordan 9, coming back in its most iconic look of white, black, and red, is being referred to as the Air Jordan 9 “Space Jam”? Jordan Brand is pushing the Space Jam Jordan 11 as the retro of choice for their upcoming Holiday 2016 release slate thanks to the iconic film’s 20th-anniversary celebration. But there was another pair that received quite a bit of the spotlight during Michael Jordan’s preparation to get back into basketball shape to help the Looney Tunes defeat the Monstars.
Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny would have to go to Michael’s house to get a pair of the classic Air Jordan 9 OG in white and black from MJ’s trophy room as well as a pair of MJ’s college warm-up shorts for good luck. A subsequent training montage would ensue featuring the pair followed by the decision to lace up the Space Jam 11s during the actual game. So there you have it – the shoes are certainly part of the Space Jam fabric, but to refer to these as the “Space Jam” is definitely a first.
The Air Jordan 9 OG will arrive at retailers on December 3rd featuring a new remastered leather upper complete with a high-contrast white and black throughout. Head over to our Jordan release dates page for an updated look at the Jumpman’s Holiday 2016 plans, and stay tuned for more official images of Jordan’s Space Jam footwear collection.
Air Jordan 9 “Space Jam”
Color: White/True Red-Black
Style Code: 302370-112
Release Date: December 3, 2016