Second of the Jordan Countdown Pack with Air Jordan IX (9) and XIV (14), again adding to the total XXIII (23), Michael’s signature number. In their original colorways, the Air Jordan IX (9) marked the return to a simpler life for the legendary ball player as he retired early from the court and tried his hand at his other passion, baseball. For inspiration, designer Tinker Hatfield, another legendary figure, used the statue of Jordan outside the Chicago Bulls Arena.
Meanwhile, everything on the Air Jordan XIV (14) screamed fast. Based on Jordan’s own Ferrari 550 Maranello, Hatfield once again took elements of the Italian-made rocket: metallic mesh vent, streamline upper, and the iconic yellow emblem (with the Jumpman insignia). The black colorway also signified the last shot for Jordan as he scored against Utah Jazz, while wearing the black AJ XIV (14), to win his 6th and final NBA Championship.
The Jordan Countdown Pack – Jordan Collezione 14/9 Basketball Shoe is now available at NikeStore.com