Air Jordan 9 (IX)
Tinker Hatfield designed the Air Jordan 9, which Nike released to the public during the year Michael Jordan took time off from basketball and played minor league baseball. The Airs still bore the Jordan name, but they were designed for Kendal Gill, Penny Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, and other players.
Air Jordan 9 Colorway Guide
In 1993, the Black and White model with a True-Red AJ logo on the side and hints of red on the tongue and the back made its debut. 1994 versions include the White/Black with Powder Blue with a black logo, the Air Jordan “Olive” shoe with black, and the AJ Black/Dark Charcoal with a True-Red logo. You will also find retros of these plus new Jordan 9 models made after the year 2000.
Notable Jordan 9 Construction
In my opinion, Nike took their Air design to a new level when creating the Jordan 9. Its cushion technology shows up in both the front and back of the shoe, and the polyurethane midsole built into it does not flatten easily. The dynamic-fit inner bootie releases heat and moisture.
AJ 9 Cultural Significance
Symbols and shapes you see on certain Air Jordan 9 models are not just for looks. They are multilingual inscriptions with meanings such as “independence,” “sport,” “intense,” or “hope.” The words are printed in Japanese, Swahili, Russian, Italian, and other languages.