Air Jordan Retro IX 9 Black/Photo Blue - Black Sole Error (1)

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When the "Photo Blue" Air Jordan Retro 9 first went into production, the factory churned out a massive amount of pairs with an incorrect outsole. The final product set to hit retail in November rides atop a white rubber outsole, while the initial batch produced was bottomed off in black. Jordan Brand officials managed to resolve the issue mid-production, but were still left with thousands of these "error" pairs. What to do with them? Nobody really knows at the moment, but a few pairs have managed to trickle out.

Which of the two "Photo Blue" Air Jordan 9s do you prefer? White or black sole? Cast your vote in the poll below.

If you're a fan of the black sole, ronimo1989 is selling a pair on eBay.

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