I typically don’t post teasers so soon after playing in a shoe but I will make an exception for the AJIX.
Traction is better than I expected. The rubber used feels slightly stickier than the rubber used on the other flat surfaced Jordan models.
This is the first Retro model where the lack in material quality finally shows within their overall performance. I know the original and first round Retros weren’t ‘ideal’ for on-court use but the leather on these just doesn’t offer the support you’d need. For all I know it could just be the model/ design itself but there were times when I felt as if the shoe was going to fall apart… the leather is literally crumpling from the pressure of playing which is disconcerting.
Remember when I said I wanted to wear a ½ size larger than my true size within the First Impression… yeah…
The Air Jordan IX isn’t a horrible model but doesn’t seem to be the best either. This is definitely a shoe that will come down to someone’s personal preferences… for example; if it weren’t for the cheap leather and the fact that I now have a hole in my foot, I actually enjoyed playing in them.