5 Thoughts From Sneakerheads On The Air Jordan XX9
August 21, 2014 - 5:37 pm
Jarrel Harris | Hoop Mag | @_JarrelHarris
The XX9 is a awesome product that just shows how advanced Jordan Brand is with innovation and technology. As the lightest Air Jordan ever, you can really tell the difference between these kicks and others. I felt like I was Russell Westbrook. When they said these shoes are tailored for flight, they really meant it.
Chris Chase | WearTesters.com | @Nightwing2303
The XX8 was fantastic, but flawed. Jordan Brand has managed to take what was great about the XX8 and master it with the XX9, while continuing to introduce groundbreaking technology with the performance woven upper. Remarkable shoe, plays fantastic and they look good. It’s exactly what we came to expect during the brand's glory days in the 90's. Happy to see them return to that mindset.
Alvin Blanco | HipHopWired.com | @Aqua174
The Air Jordan XX9 is fresh out the box comfortable. Since the beginning Michael Jordan's signature has been the top of the line model and this latest version has the tech to carry that weight, feels great on the foot and looks damn good (I'll only co-sign the version with the big Jumpman logo on the side). Ball players and sneaker aficionados should like these when they get to see them in person.
Abe Schwadron | SLAM | @abe_squad
The great thing about the Jordan XX9 is that it feels broken in from the moment you lace it up for the first time. They’re cushy, like wearing padded slippers, but still strong enough to cut hard. Personally I prefer the big Jumpman colorway to the elephant print, and honestly I'm a little surprised that Jordan didn't come stronger on the style side, given that with this new weaving process on the upper, they could have pretty much created any print imaginable. Of course, performance comes first, and without a doubt the XX9 is the new pinnacle in that department.
Rich MaZe Lopez | Kixandthecity.com | @MaZe1er
It's great to see Jordan Brand using the resources available to them to continually innovate and push the game shoe technology further. The implementation of the digitally printed jacquard woven proves that the the Air Jordan is ready for the future. The retooling of the Flight Plate chasis also shows the the brand is listening to feedback which is always vital in the progression of high performance footwear.