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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Jordan Brand XX8 Days Of Flight: Air Jordan IX

Today, we take a look at the Air Jordan IX as we continue the Jordan XX8 Days Of Flight.
Originally released in 1994, the Air Jordan IX wasn't originally worn on the court by Michael Jordan as he had retired to pursue a career in professional baseball. When he returned to the NBA for the first time in 1995, he wore the Air Jordan X. However even though he did not get to wear the Air Jordan IX on the basketball court, he did wear a cleated version on the baseball field. In 2002 while MJ was back in the NBA playing for the Washington Wizards, MJ finally got to wear the Air Jordan IX on court as he wore the Air Jordan 9 Retro. Here is what Jordan Brand had to say about the Air Jordan IX:

"The Japanese-inspired Air Jordan IX offered supreme comfort with an inner bootie and a speed lacing system. Words describing MJ were incorporated into the traction pattern using languages from around the world. Time to rock your AJ IX for Day 9 of XX8 Days Of Flight."

In 2002, the Air Jordan 9 Retro was released for the first time since it's original 1994 debut. After that, we saw the Air Jordan 9 Retro return in 2008, 2010 and 2012. To date all original colorways have been retroed however, people still love the Air Jordan IX even nineteen years later. No new Air Jordan 9 Retro's are set to release in 2013 however that does not mean they will not release. If information becomes available and the Air Jordan 9 Retro does return this year, I will be sure to update everyone. Stay tuned to the 2013 Release Dates section for all your Jordan Brand 2013 release information.

For now, enjoy the images below of this sample black and volt green colorway of the Air Jordan IX made exclusively to celebrate the Jordan XX8 Days Of Flight Collection. Be sure to check out my Twitter @ajordanxi and Instagram @ajordanxi as I have submitted pictures of some of my Air Jordan IX collection to share with everyone. You can also see them on the official Facebook page here as well.


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