words // Brandon Richard

Unveiled nearly a month ago, Nike's annual Doernbecher Freestyle Collection is set to hit retail this Friday. Highlighting the six-shoe group is Oswaldo Jimenez's Air Jordan Retro 9, inspired by his proud Mexican heritage. Oswaldo's nickname "Pollito" is featured on the tongue and insole. His birthday, September 13, is highlighted on the backside of the tongue, while his favorite number '17' is embroidered on the heel. Red and green detailing visible through the translucent rubber outsole pay homage to his hometown of Queretaro, Mexico.

One of the retailers that will be selling the Doernbecher 9 will New York City's 21 Mercer. The shop will be holding a Twitter-based RSVP starting this Wednesday, November 28 after 3:00 p.m. EST.

11/30/12 Air Jordan Retro 9 DB
580892-170 White/Metallic Gold-Black

Air Jordan IX 9 Doernbecher by Oswaldo Jimenez