We’ve all cringed at those prom or wedding photos of sneakerheads sporting Jordans with their tuxes. And while we can respect the wearers’ single-minded allegiance to the brand, the overall look doesn’t suggest sartorial elegance. The team at http://nike.com/jumpman23/” target=”_blank”>Jordan Brand, evidently having seen those same pictures, has built the latest Jordan V.9 Grown model with a patent leather upper. The polished material works well with the clean lines of the shoe, while the gum sole is a callback to the brand’s athletic roots. If you must wear Jordans even during formal occasions, these are the way to go. Expect an October release.