Air Jordan 9

The Air Jordan 9, Michael Jordan’s ninth signature shoe, is an odd one, because MJ himself barely wore them. 

The Jordan 9 debuted in 1993 during Jordan’s first retirement from the NBA. Michael played baseball for a season in the minors, which is probably why the Air Jordan is considered to look like a baseball shoe. Production of the shoe had begun before Michael had announced his retirement. Instead of marketing the shoe around MJ’s basketball skills, Nike used the opportunity to tap into Michael’s global influence.

They aren’t the greatest on-court performer and are surprisingly lacking in support. They feature enclosed Air cushioning in the heel, an inner bootie, and a “one pull” lacing system. Perhaps their best feature is their traction, but you might want to reach for other retro Jordans before you go for the Jordan 9.

AVERAGE RETAIL PRICE: $190

Jordan 9 Reviews

Air Jordan 9 University Gold

Air Jordan 9 University Gold

The Air Jordan 9 University Gold, a shoe that reminds us of the 2010 Air Jordan 9 Citrus, released recently, and like all Jordans these days, promptly sold out. Luckily, Chris checked in with his local sneaker boutique on a weekday (giving away our secrets here) and they’d received a late shipment of these bad boys.

Air Jordan 9 University Blue

Air Jordan 9 University Blue

The Air Jordan 9 University Blue is a new colorway featuring OG style colorblocking that invokes all the nostalgia from rewatching Space Jam again and again on the family VCR. Releasing on December 5, 2020, the Jordan 9 University Blue also features glitter embedded into the black rand that snakes down the heel and along both sides of the shoe.

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