Air Jordan seems to have their sights set on blowing the NBA All-Stars out of the water with there already being word that the event and the host city itself are going to receive yet another Sneakers tribute. Set to debut alongside the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “LA”, a slick All-Stars weekend tribute sportswear slated for a February release, the Air Jordan 9 “LA” continues to prove that Air Jordan will go out of their way to ensure that they leave a lasting impression on what is inadvertently the world’s largest marketing platform.
Air Jordan 9 LA
Color: Black/Summit White-Black-Metallic Gold
Style Code: 302370-021
Release Date: February 3, 2018
The Air Jordan 9 “LA” is modeled from the Air Jordan 9 skeleton as it has a similar structure and outlook albeit imbibing a bit of LA finesse and NBA accessories that serve as a shoutout to the “City of Angels”, the much-anticipated event and the basketball legend himself, Michael Jordan.
Features of the Air Jordan 9 “LA”
Michael’s ninth edition of his trademark sportswear gets a revitalized aesthetic uplift in readiness for one of the largest affairs in World Basketball. The sneaker’s architecture in its entirety deviates along two color lines with the upper body comprising a pitch black nubuck that shares residence with a snow-white shade that takes up the final third of the top region. It wraps beautifully around the sneakers contours before taking over the entirety of the nether end.
Amidst the enthralling angelic white on the tail end resides a circular black label home to a bronze Jumpan enclosed within a global imprint that draws attention to an artistic “23” tag below it that is a direct shoutout to the Superstar. The figure is representative of his favorite Jersey number in which he achieved unrivalled success.
Going back to the front, the reflective white accented laces gorgeously snake around the onyx-esque tongue terminating in a lovely twisted bunch near the entrance to the collar circumference. The insole, on the other hand, borrows a leaf from the AJ 1 Retro High OG “LA”, as these new Jordans also include a beautifully poised map of the LA area laid out splendidly across the obsidian insole.
Completing the look is a partially translucent candle-esque outsole that is complimented alluringly by a soot black Jumpan man at the posterior end of the base. A similarly colored trademark company logo is also featured within an extended section of the serrated white midsole near the edge of the heel area.
Awaited release date and expected price tag
The Air Jordan 9 “LA” is slated for a February presentation in the Jordan release 2018 lineup across select Jordan retailers countrywide with a price tag narrowed down to a figure of $ 190.