Somebody once told Russell Westbrook he was a fashion icon, and after a certain amount of time he started to believe it. He started making crazy fashion statements, wearing wild shades, hanging out at Fashion Week, and chilling with world-renowned designers. By then it wasn’t just Westbrook who believed it. Everyone started to believe it.
Which is why is makes perfect sense that the brodie is the kingpin of the Jordan Brand‘s dynamic Air Jordan XX9. Yes, it’s a shoe that sports new technology with the first-ever performance woven upper and an evolving Flight Plate. But more importantly, it’s merging the gap between high fashion and the hardwood. The XX8 was the first step but went almost too far in the other direction, creating a flap that had no effect on performance whatsoever and zipped up over the shin. Sometimes the first forays into a new field don’t connect. The second time, however? You work out the kinks.
This year’s XX9 is the product of that. It’s awesome aesthetics — the massive Jumpman logo across the naked upper — not only gives the shoe an ability to work on the floor but also off it. You can literally wear ANYTHING with the XX9 and it’s going to feel like high-end fashion. It’s almost like they designed the sneaker for Mr. Why Not? himself.
Tomorrow, the latest XX9 colorway — “Riverwalk” — will be dropping at Champs Sports. Get yourself ready for one of the season’s best releases by seeing the connection between Russ West and the XX9. Here’s Why the Air Jordan XX9 Is the Perfect Sneaker for Russell Westbrook.
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