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Air Jordan IX (9) Retro - Silver Anniversary (25th Anniversary) Edition | Available Now

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One of, if not the most celebrated sneaker franchise ever, Jordan Brand is commemorating its Silver Anniversary, also known as 25th Anniversary, in 2010. As a part of the year-long festivity, the label along with designers from Nike and Jordan himself have formulated a special Silver Anniversary collection of Air Jordan's scheduled to launch throughout the year. One of the first is Air Jordan IX (9) - Retro

The last of the trio made available today, the Air Jordan IX (9) Retro marks a pivotal moment in Michael Jordan's life, both privately and professionally. Still recuperating from the tragic death of his father, Jordan announced his retirement from basketball. Instead, Jordan made the decision to pursue a passion he and his late father shared - baseball. Created by Tinker Hatfield, the 9 was heavily influenced by Japanese design of streamlined silhouette and functional forms. It expanded Jordan"s global stardom as well, with his reign as the world's #1 player in various languages inscribed on its outsole. It was also the first model to have the incorporation of a speed lacing system. As with the Air Jordan III (3) and Air Jordan IV (4), the Air Jordan IX (9) Retro - Silver Anniversary (25th Anniversary) Edition is now for sale at select Jordan retailers and

Style: 302370-104
Color: White/Metallic Silver