Each year, the reveal and launch of the newest Air Jordan is a big moment in the sneaker culture. In 2014, when you’re competing against other brands and lines from the likes of LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Derrick Rose, you have to go over the top to wow the audience. It’s not enough to remain with the status quo. You have to push, push, push until you have something revolutionary. The Jordan Brand has done that over the past two years, nearly shutting the game down with the incredible Air Jordan XX8 that toed the line between fashion and on-court play, and then one-upping themselves this year with an oversized Jumpman logo and new sneaker performance tech on the Air Jordan XX9.
Russell Westbrook must be proud.
One of the brand’s leading players certainly has no problems stunting in the XX9. He wore them during the playoffs last year because the shoe doesn’t just work off the floor. It sports an evolving Flight Plate, a new edition to the mid-foot shank to help transition, and most importantly, the first-ever woven performance upper. This basketball season, it won’t be enough to look good off the floor or wear any old pair on it. If you’re not wearing the XX9, you’re getting left behind.
Now that the Nike LeBron 12 that was scheduled to release in the States is being pushed back because of a cosmetic issue, the Riverwalk edition of the Air Jordan XX9 is taking center stage this weekend. Luckily for you, Champs Sports will have you covered. In the meantime, check out 5 Ways the Air Jordan XX9 is the Greatest Basketball Sneaker You’ll Ever Wear.
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