Air Jordan 9 Retro Big Kids' Shoe WORLDWIDE APPEAL. First released when Michael Jordan was out of the game and playing baseball, the Air Jordan 9 tells an international basketball story, reflecting his global popularity. The Air Jordan 9 Retro recaptures the magic of the original, with the iconic outsole covered in graphics and phrases that speak to MJ's values and character traits, on and off the court.
Premium Materials Genuine and synthetic leather and textile materials combine for lightweight durability and support with a premium look and feel. Air Within Under the heel, encapsulated Air provides lightweight, resilient cushioning. International Sole Conceived by designer Tinker Hatfield to tell an international basketball story, the rubber outsole features a combination of graphics and phrases in multiple languages that speak to MJ's way of living on and off the court. On the right shoe the words mean: dedicated, force, intense, freedom and graceful. On the left: sport, independence, freedom, athletic, hope. Stretch-knit internal sleeve helps create a snug, comfortable fit. The sole widens along the outer front part of the shoe to provide stability.