Jordan Brand unveils Air Jordan XX9

By Lang Whitaker, NBA.com


VIDEO: Tinker Hatfield on the Air Jordan XX9

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — At a press conference yesterday in Manhattan, Jordan Brand unveiled their latest signature sneaker, the Air Jordan XX9. Michael Jordan and designer Tinker Hatfield were in attendance, and they talked often about how the new kicks, which will be available in September, is the best shoe they’ve created yet.

The shoe is woven together using a technology they found in Italy, so it’s both light and strong. As a press release explains…

The performance-woven upper delivers superior abrasion resistance, along with an entirely new look on the outside of the shoe. The structure and fit of the shoe are engineered through Flight Web tunnels, and strategic panels of stiffer and softer flex to enhance natural motion. The absence of numerous layers and adhesion technologies creates an incredibly comfortable, sock-like interior lining with superior breathability. Using webbed straps that wrap the foot and integrate with the laces, the Flight Web fit system offers superior mid-foot lockdown that moves with the athlete. Woven channels in the upper enhance the Flight Web fit system, while a double-lasted heel helps dampen the impact on hard landings. Articulated padding in the collar adds to the premium, signature feel of the shoe and helps prevent the heel from slipping.

While the shoe isn’t out until the fall, you’ll probably start seeing it on some feet in the playoffs. In the meantime, check out some images of the first two colorways in the gallery below…

13 Comments

  1. nelnice says:

    Nice shoe!!!

  2. JLin7 says:

    Mundane and overpriced.

  3. Othello says:

    Ugly shoe:(

  4. K.Berry says:

    CLEAN, very nice!

  5. Evens says:

    Did he just say Elephant skin? I can believe they’re killing those poor animals for that. They no longer have my support.

  6. bball says:

    Top 10 tech innovations of 2014

  7. Greg says:

    Nothing beats air jordan XII

  8. slider821 says:

    can be yours for the low price of $225…

  9. lbj says:

    mj, when the king is done, he will have 8 rings, so you can just settle for #4, behind prince wade and duke bosh, unless you sell your franchise, come out of retirement and play under the king for a veterans minimum. then you can move up 1 spot, ahead of the duke, but behind the prince. you’ll still be in mt rushmore.

    • Feed the Troll says:

      Great idea.
      Why dont you play with YOUR KING to have your OWN ring #WorstLBJfan #NoobFan #AttentionSeeker #MJ23

  10. bd932 says:

    SWEET