It’s not exactly subtle: in naming the shoe the Grown, Jordan Brand was expressing a statement of intent. These were lifestyle sneakers with a simple grown-up aesthetic for the mature-minded wearer who wasn’t quite ready to give up wearing sneakers. Previous editions of the Jordan V.9 Grown in black and grey patent leather went even further and gave the shoe a black tie-ready finish. And now a third patent installment in Team Red announces itself as something that will announce the wearer’s arrival as soon as he steps into any room. Unlike the black and grey, which share the identical construction as the red colorway, these will take extra amounts of swagger to pull off. We’re thinking Eddie Murphy in Delirious. Look for the Jordan V.9 Grown in red patent to drop at select Jordan retailers in December.
Release Date: December 2011