We don’t get too many all-black Air Jordans. Normally, and this even goes back to the late ’80s, the designers at Jordan Brand and Nike laced the shoes with Chicago-related colorways. As the years have gone on and the sneaker industry has gotten more and more frenzied, so have the colorways. South Beach is now a regular term. Volt is now often used to draw attention. And black/red sneakers have become so rampant that Bred is now a thing. Despite all of that, there’s something to be said about a hot, all-black sneaker. In fact, I know a lot of cats who rarely wear white sneakers. They seem to crease easier — probably because you can actually see the creases — and they also collect dirt during almost every wear.
That’s why everyone needs some “blackout” Jordans.
This weekend at Champs Sports, you’ll get your wish. The Air Jordan XX9, a sneaker that’s already put out a number of wild colorways and designs, is releasing in an all-black colorway that has us salivating. With white accents on the tongue, the heel, and the massive Jumpman along the shoe’s upper, it’s the perfect sneaker to rock during the winter because it can’t get messed up.
But is it one of the best black AJs ever? That’s a hard question to answer. In anticipation of this weekend’s “Blackout” XX9, we’re digging in the crates and going back in time. These are The Best All-Black Air Jordans of All Time.
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