Out of all the Air Jordan signature models that Jordan Brand has ever introduced, there happens to be one of the most fascinating tales behind the Air Jordan 9. Unlike what readers might be thinking, it is not because Jordan Brand made a complex and intricate attempt to market this silhouette. Instead, this is because Michael Jordan had left his career on the hardwood behind to professionally perform on baseball diamonds. Instead of a basketball court, Michael Jordan went on to lace up in the Air Jordan 9 during his professional baseball career. The Air Jordan 9 is now making its comeback in a classic OG iteration.
Over the years, the Air Jordan 9 has served as canvas for numerous spectacular colorways. Instead of the team that Michael Jordan played for throughout most of his career, the Air Jordan 9 “Powder Blue” was dressed up in the colors of his collegiate basketball team, the North Carolina Tar Heels. Perhaps the most ominous colorway of the Air Jordan 9 was the “Charcoal” from 1994, almost giving it somewhat of an evil appearance. Despite being a 2012 release, the Air Jordan 9 “Motorboat Jones” is also among the model’s top colorways, having even been frequently worn by Nate Robinson.
One of those top colorways of the Air Jordan 9 is the OG “White / Black – True Red” one that Jordan Brand had originally dropped back in 1993. The sneaker also go re-released twice again, once in 2002 and then in 2010. This time around, the sneaker is scheduled to be among December 2016’s Air Jordan releases. Instagram user @iamchickenwop has shared actual photos of this year’s version and it looks just like the original. The leather uppers of the sneaker are plain White, while contrasting traces of Black and True Red can be spotted throughout, including on the sole units. The Air Jordan 9 OG “White / Black – True Red” is set to retail at a price of $190 on December 3rd.
Air Jordan 9 Retro OG “White Black”
Release Date: December 3rd, 2016
302370-112 | $190