Year: 1993

Released during the year MJ walked away from the game of basketball, the Air Jordan IX is one of few silhouettes to have not been worn on-court by Jordan. The shoe released amidst a difficult time in MJ's life after the tragic death of his father the same year. No one can deny that this shoe was indeed a special creation. Aside from having a large 23 stitched about the back, both soles came fully equipped with multilingual detailings. Words in languages from the likes of French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian, Swahili and Japanese are intricately inscribed on the bottom. What better way to pay homage to sneakerheads across the globe.