This Jordan has the distinction of being Jordan’s first baseball shoe, and is also the shoe featured
on MJ’s statue outside of the stadium where the Chicago Bulls play. The IXs were the first shoe to
feature speed lacing which offered smoother tighter support, and have been featured on thousands
of performance shoes since. The outsole had multiple languages written to define Michael Jordan. The
words? Independence, Freedom, Sport, Athletic, Hope, Intense, Freedom, Graceful, Force, Dedicated as
well as the symbolic “Rising Sun” logo on the back. The Jordan IX was the first Jordan to feature an Olive
color way that in addition to making its return in 2012 has also inspired many other retro Jordan models.