Glimpses of the Air Jordan 9 “The Spirit” is out, via Sneaker News – and it’s making Air Jordan fans salivate. To say that Nike managed to do it again would be redundant, but be assured that they did. Featuring a classic silhouette with a simple yet stunning colorway, these kicks are slotted for release this August. In particular, the Jordan release date for this shoes is on August 22.
Air Jordan 9 Retro The Spirit
Release Date:August 22, 2015
A little history: the Air Jordan 9 was never worn by Jordan in a game, but he was depicted wearing it in a statue created after his retirement. The statue itself was called “The Spirit”.
What makes The Spirit shoes stand out? It’s the general feel of the shoes – a classic white overlay with a combination of black and militia green. It seems to be the latter color that really puts character into these shoes, despite the fact that the militia green simply lines the edging of the shoes with the midsoles and laces fully colored in this shade.
The tongue is done in black, creating a beautiful contrast with the laces. The outsole is done in white that manages to complement the overall design. As expected, the Air Jordan 9 “The Spirit” boasts of several logos as a nod to its maker. On the center of the tongue, we’ve got the “Air Jordan” embossed in words, the heels featuring a slightly altered version of the Jump Man. Right below that is the number 23 done in full black.
There’s not much pattern on the white face and sides except for the slight depressions in a crisscross pattern. These depressions are also done in white so aside from the difference in texture, there’s really not much difference to be had of the overall design.
Peeking into the interior, there’s the number 30 celebrating the years of the Air Jordan in the market. As another nod to His Airiness, the white sole bears a small mark of the Jump Man, colored in black so that it stands out from the white.
The bottom portion bears some markings and depressions, again with a black design of the Jump Man logo.
All in all, it’s a very classic design that manages to capture the attention of the public. Unlike other colorways, the Air Jordan 9 “The Spirit” looks like it is going to be a favorite, going by the easy-on-the-eye colors and a combination that transcends through time. You own a pair of these kicks and you won’t have to worry about them going out of style.
The Air Jordan 9 “The Spirit” will be available online soon and in selected Jordan Brand stores. If you’re feeling the spirit, make sure to be in line for this model.