Saturday, November 3, 2012

KICKS | Jordan Retro 9 "Photo Blue"

You might be wondering what all that writing is on the soles of the Jordan 9 is about. At the time, Jordan capped off his first 3peat with the Bulls. He was at the peak of his familiarity and had become a global icon. At the time, everyone wanted to be like Mike. The shoe's designer, Tinker Hatfield decided to add in words in different languages that were associated with MJ.  

Left Shoe
Uhuru (Swahili) – “Independence”
Cвобода (Russian) – “Freedom”
Cпорт (Russian) – “Sport”
Athletisch (German) – “Athletic”
Muundaji (Swahili) – “Hope”

Right Shoe
Intenso (Italian) – “Intense”
Liberté (French) – “Freedom”
Anmutig (German) – “Graceful”
Fuerza (Spanish) – “Force”
Dédié (French) – “Dedicated”

Although, Jordan never wore the 9's on court, due to his first retirement, he did lace up a cleated version during his short stint on the baseball diamond. The statue dedicated to him outside of the United Airlines Arena in Chicago has him depicted wearing them to represent Jordan's impact as a global icon. 

Sizes Available: Kids: 7y, Mens: 8 - 13
Colorway: Black/White-Photo Blue

Photos: @HenRockSBB

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