The Air Jordan IX was a departure from what had come before

New Black Jordan 12” The Air Jordan IX was a departure from what had come before. Described by many as a ‘moon boot’ it was initially a hate it or love it shoe and of course it’s controversial as the shoe that Michael himself never actually wore during his basketball playing days until his third and final comeback (in retro form). While the inner bootie was maintained there was also a new innovation when the designer added ‘speed-lacing’ laceloops to Air Jordans for the first time in their history so this model kept some comfort and created some convenience. Two style features were introduced: reflective speckles on the upper gave it some flash and a touch of foreign languages and a globe intermixed with the numbers ’23’ and ‘1994’ added some class. Although the experimental moon boot design scared a few people off at the time it did feature a solid materials mix of leather, nubuck and mesh that kept in grounded in the basics.

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