WORLDWIDE APPEAL. First released when Michael Jordan was out of the game and playing baseball, the Air Jordan 9 tells an international basketball story, reflecting his global popularity. The Air Jordan 9 Retro recaptures the magic of the original, with the iconic outsole covered in graphics and phrases that speak to MJ's values and character traits, on and off the court.
- Premium Materials Genuine and synthetic leather and textile materials combine for lightweight durability and support with a premium look and feel.
- Air Within Under the heel and ball of the foot, encapsulated Air-Sole units provide lightweight, resilient cushioning.
- International Sole Conceived by designer Tinker Hatfield to tell an international basketball story, the rubber outsole features a combination of graphics and phrases in multiple languages that speak to MJ's way of living on and off the court. On the right shoe the words mean: dedicated, force, intense, freedom and graceful. On the left: sport, independence, freedom, athletic, hope. Stretch-knit internal sleeve helps create a snug, comfortable fit. The sole widens along the outer front part of the shoe to provide stability.