Finished in a rich crimson hue with black accents, this “Motorboat Jones” edition of the http://nike.com/jumpman23/index.html” target=”_blank”>Air Jordan IX — originally believed to be a December release — is now slated for an early November launch. The shoe’s moniker comes from the fictional Motorboat Jones, a mysteriously gifted player from the Billings Bandits. He represented just one of the personas created by http://nike.com/” target=”_blank”>Nike‘s marketing team to act as the face of MJ’s ninth signature shoe (http://freshnessmag.com/2012/10/23/air-jordan-ix-bentley-ellis/” target=”_blank”>Bentley Ellis being another) while his Airness took a break from basketball to learn a new skill set: to wit, the vagaries of hitting a breaking ball as an outfielder for the Birmingham Barons, the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Celebrate a curious moment in the Air Jordan saga and grab a pair of the “Motorboat Jones” Air Jordan IX when they hit store shelves on November 3rd.
Color: Challenge Red/Black-White
Release Date: November 3rd, 2012 (Saturday)