His Airness never graced the court in a pair of Air Jordan IXs. They were the sneaker released right after his first retirement from basketball. He did bring ’em to the baseball diamond, in what would be only the first time the silhouette got outfitted with cleats.
Jordan Brand is bringing the spikes back for its NFL family this weekend. 12 Jordan Brand athletes will lace up different colorways of the IXs this Sunday.
Dez Bryant, Dwight Freeney, Michael Crabtree, Earl Thomas, Joe Haden, Alshon Jeffrey, Andre Johnson, Golden Tate, Corey Coleman, Jalen Ramsey, Thomas Davis and Jordan Reed are getting the special treatment from the Brand. Each of the players decided on a mid or low-cut and got personalized logos on the tongue of the cleat.
Check out pictures of the cleats up top. Looks like it’s going to be a pretty good season for on-feet heat.
Photos courtesy of Nike