words // Zack Schlemmer

Since today is the Air Jordan IX's featured day in Jordan Brand's #XX8DaysofFlight, this week's Classic Commercial takes a look at an orginal ad for the shoes, with the added bonus of Charles Barkley and the Nike Air Force Max CB.

In this commercial from the "Charles Barkley Show" series from Nike, Sir Charles and MJ argue over important topics like who went bald first and whose shoes are better.  On one side we have Jordan with the Air Jordan IX, the shoe released in 1993 during his brief retirement from professional basketball, which is illustrated here by Mike relaxing poolside.  On Barkley's side of the argument is the Air Force Max CB, the strapped-up Air Max model that was the first signature shoe to officially bear his name (his inititals, actually). 

Who do you think wins this argument?