Jordan 9 Low Black Red
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by Brendan Dunne

While the upcoming black/red Air Jordan 9 Low retro is conventional in its colorway, its materials are unlike any that have been used for this shoe before.

The big change happens on the mudguard, where a scaly snakeskin texture is applied to the leather. This sneaker messed with the mudguard back in 2002 by introducing patent leather there, but this is the first time a reptilian treatment has been used.

The Jordan release date on this retro pair of 9 Lows is set for April 16.

Air Jordan 9 Low
Release Date:
Color: Black/White-Gym Red
Style #: 832822-001
Price: $170