In addition to the classic black/red colorway of Jordan sneakers that everyone loves, Jordan Brand wasted no time in launching a Carolina Blue color scheme to commemorate the GOAT’s alma mater. Now, for the first time since 2010, Jordan is set to release the Air Jordan 9 “Powder Blue” in 2024. Check out our sneaker news for more upcoming releases and breaking content.
Today, Jordan sneakers continue to come in blue and white and every other color combination imaginable. However, when Michael Jordan played for the Bulls, Jordan sneakers would only be released in a handful of Bulls colors due to the league’s uniform policy. Occasionally, however, Jordan Brand takes a step forward and releases something that honors Michael Jordan’s North Carolina roots.
In 1994, Michael Jordan took a break from basketball to pursue his father’s lifelong dream of playing professional baseball. During that time, Michael Jordan was wearing his ninth pair of signature sneakers, but he wasn’t tied to wearing them during games. Jordan Brand then released the Air Jordan 9 in “Powder Blue” color, which was immediately sought after by basketball fans and shoe fans.
March 23rd 💧 https://t.co/5H8lpFJRIP pic.twitter.com/AYbhrAxQZe
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The Air Jordan 9 has a tough silhouette, almost like a work boot. The shoe is marked by a contrasting midsole that comes in a recognizable powder blue. The upper is constructed of clean white leather with black on the tongue and insole. There is a Jumpman logo on the sole and a “23” Jordan logo on the heel.
“Powder Blue” Air Jordan 9 🥶 (2010) pic.twitter.com/zGX6knBmwX
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The shoe was originally released in 1994 and received a retro (re-release) in 2010. It’s only fitting that Jordan Brand will be re-releasing this shoe to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2024, and it’s certainly not a shoe you see every day. They are set to release on March 23, 2023, and will cost $210. They will be available in a full range of sizes and on the Nike SNKRS app and select Jordan Brand retailers.
What do you think of these – would you buy a pair of these rare Air Jordans?