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Sole Reaction: First Impressions of the Air Jordan XX9

 
 

words // Brandon Richard

Yesterday, the Jordan Brand unveiled the latest addition to Michael Jordan's famed signature sneaker line — the Air Jordan XX9. Set for a September launch, the new shoe introduces innovative performance weave technology and once again has its ride supported by Flight Plate. This year's launch was pushed back to fall in line with the start of the new NBA season.

As expected, the sneaker community reacted strongly to the new game shoe. Some feel its a letdown aesthetically, while others are intrigued by the performance value. Which side of the fence are you on? We've compiled some of our favorite Air Jordan XX9 responses from Sole Collector members to feature in today's Sole Reaction. Scroll through and let us know who you agree and disagree with.

 

Sole Reaction: First Impressions of the Air Jordan XX9 - DRUMattX

Michael Jordan Cries

 

Sole Reaction: First Impressions of the Air Jordan XX9 - nikefreak23

Fair point. You're definitely not about to see MJ get all suited up to co-sign the Flight 45 in person.

 

Sole Reaction: First Impressions of the Air Jordan XX9 - endersgame

Typically, yes. But for the new game shoe? That'd actually be pretty refreshing.

 

 Sole Reaction: First Impressions of the Air Jordan XX9 - DaJay23

Which unveiling from Michael's run with the Bulls would you have liked to see the most?

 

Sole Reaction: First Impressions of the Air Jordan XX9 - dizzle1119

More than anything, this made me feel old. Holy crap, the Air Jordan 11 is almost 20!

 

Sole Reaction: First Impressions of the Air Jordan XX9 - De las aguas

Ghostface Disapproves of the Air Jordan XX9

 

Sole Reaction: First Impressions of the Air Jordan XX9 - aQuiredTaste

Jordan heads are all about that 10%.

 

Sole Reaction: First Impressions of the Air Jordan XX9 - theyankeeswin

It ain't Ral...nevermind.

 

Sole Reaction: First Impressions of the Air Jordan XX9 - NikeRider

Hard to argue against any of that.

 

Sole Reaction: First Impressions of the Air Jordan XX9 - Ccr Mag

This fresh off the XX8, which many say is one of the all-time great performance models. Tough crowd.

 

Sole Reaction // 'Red October' Nike Air Yeezy 2 Release Date - Franky Babylon

Sounds like I'm going to be making a trip to Payless in the near future.

 

Sole Reaction: First Impressions of the Air Jordan XX9 - Maximus

Accurate.

 

Sole Reaction: First Impressions of the Air Jordan XX9 - Jerrod Dorrell

Some optimism.

 

Sole Reaction: First Impressions of the Air Jordan XX9 - trentbg

Lionel Says Hello!

 

Sole Reaction: First Impressions of the Air Jordan XX9 - AF-1['82]Luv23['85]

James Harden would request a transfer to the Jordan Brand so fast...

 

Sole Reaction: First Impressions of the Air Jordan XX9 - ASTONANDERSON

Common XX8 complaint — saw a lot of comments like this.

 

Sole Reaction: First Impressions of the Air Jordan XX9

Just in case club potential factored into your reaction.

Michael Jordan Turnt Up

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