Back in April, Jordan Brand celebrated Carmelo Anthony’s NCAA Championship victory back in 2003 as a member of the Syracuse Orange and honored him with an Air Jordan 9 “Melo (MOP)” colorway. Inspired by the National Championship trophy, this iteration had plain White leather uppers and brown leather overlays with a wood grain texture, while Metallic Gold detailing appeared throughout. Its heels also featured Carmelo Anthony’s “15” jersey number from his Syracuse days. This Air Jordan 9 colorway made its retail debut on April 27th, 2018 at a price of $190. Next year, two other colorways of the model will join the Air Jordan releases 2019 in Spring.
Air Jordan 9 “University Blue”
Out of the two images you see at the top, the first one is a Photoshop rendering by zSneakerHeadz, although you can expect it look just like the 2010 version. The colorway should not require too much of an introduction since you have probably already figured it out that it draws inspiration from Michael Jordan’s alma mater. Dubbed “University Blue,” this iteration sports the color scheme of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. Thus, it is dressed up in a combination of Midnight Navy, University Blue and White. This colorway will make its comeback as a part of the Air Jordan releases 2019 in February next year.
The Air Jordan 9 “Dark Concord”
The second image is also a Photoshop rendering, which was shared on Instagram by Jays are dead (@jayzrdead). As you have just read, this colorway is dubbed “Dark Concord,” which is a reference to one of the hues that are a part of its color scheme. Judging from the image, its laces, tongues, outsoles and the rest of its uppers are all dressed up in Black, while a Dark Concord hue covers its inner lining and midsoles. A University Red hue can also be spotted over all of the branding and the lace eyelets. This Air Jordan 9 “Dark Concord” will make its retail debut on March 9th, 2018 for $190.
Air Jordan 9
White/Midnight Navy-University Blue
Release Date: February 9th, 2019
302370-145 | $190
Air Jordan 9
Black/Dark Concord-University Red
Release Date: March 9th, 2019
302370-065 | $190