words // Brandon Richard

Once believed to be the "ugly ducking" of the original Air Jordan IX lineup, the "Olive" colorway has amassed somewhat of a cult-like following since being re-released back in 2002. Now, in an era where olive styles are more common and camouflage prints reign supreme, the "Olive" Retro 9 is being brought back for a third round.

The shoe features a black leather base with an olive green nubuck overlay rand and red detailing on the tongue and heel. Black also works the midsole and outsole to finish the look below.

Those looking to add the 2012 "Olives" to their collection will be able to do so on Saturday, November 17. Retail will be $160.

11/17/12 Air Jordan Retro 9
302370-020 Black/Light Olive-Varsity Red

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Air Jordan IX 9 Olive 2012 Release Date 302370-020

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