Air Jordan boots are somewhat of a rarity, but it is not out of the ordinary to expect one to surface out of the blue around wintertime. Back in 2016, Jordan Brand introduced the Jordan Future Boot, which was basically a really high-top boot variation of the Jordan Future, which itself drew inspiration from the Air Jordan 11 and had debuted back in 2014. The Jordan Future Boot came equipped with Jordan Brand’s signature outsoles. Since it was a boot for the winter season, it was waterproof. Winter is already here and next month, Jordan Brand might be dropping two Air Jordan 9 Boot NRG colorways.
The Air Jordan 9 Boot NRG seen above is the “Olive” colorway, which was unofficially unveiled amidst November’s earlier Air Jordan releases 2017. It was actually Frank Cooker of Jordan Brand who shared the above photo on his Instagram account (@frankcooker), so he likely had Jordan Brand’s permission to do so. Of course, it is obvious that this variation of the Air Jordan 9 has been designed by drawing inspiration from boots. Hence, its uppers consist of sleek Black-colored leather and Olive-colored suede overlays. Additionally, it is equipped with metal eyelets and its Black-colored outsoles appear more rugged and thicker than usual.
At first glance, the above second colorway of the Air Jordan 9 Boot NRG may look kind of like the “Olive” colorway but it is actually a separate one and it is dubbed “Black Gum.” Essentially featuring the same construction, the Air Jordan 9 Boot NRG “Black Gum” also has leather and suede over its uppers, but both materials are identically dressed up in sleek Black. Even its metallic eyelets and laces are covered in Black as well. This colorway actually gets its nickname partly from the Gum Rubber outsoles that it is equipped with, which as mentioned, is also rugged and thicker.
It would only be natural for sneakerheads to expect the Air Jordan 9 Boot NRG “Black Gum” and “Olive” to joining December’s Air Jordan releases 2017 for the winter. However, Jordan Brand has not yet confirmed when they will be dropping these “sneakerboots.”
Air Jordan 9 Boot NRG “Black Gum”
Black/True Red-Light Olive
Release Date: December 6th, 2017
AO4690-012 | $190
Air Jordan 9 Boot NRG “Olive”