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Air Jordan IX - Bentley Ellis

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Nearly twenty years after the original campaign, Jordan Brand is re-launching the Johnny Kilroy marketing push for the Air Jordan IX with a special line of sneakers starting next week. (Johnny Kilroy being a fictional character that Nike created who looked and played a lot like Jordan, even down to the Air Jordan IXs on his feet. Was it really Jordan in disguise, who was supposed to have retired from basketball to pursue heroics on the baseball diamond?) There were other characters as well, and this upcoming White/Dark Cayenne-University Gold colorway gives the nod to Bentley Ellis. The distinctive coloring calls to mind LeBron James' Cavs uniform -- fittingly, another NBA great who originally wore 23. The kicks are scheduled to drop this Saturday.

Style: 302370-140
Color: White/Dark Cayenne-University Gold

Release Date: October 27th, 2012 (Saturday)