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Air Jordan 9 ‘Baseball Glove’ Featuring Brown Leather First Look

 

The Air Jordan 9 Brown Leather Baseball Glove is apart of a new pack from Jordan Brand which will release alongside the Black edition. Michael Jordan had a short stint in baseball playing for the Birmingham Barons and the Brand continues to pay homage to his legacy in the sport.

This Air Jordan 9 is similar to that of the previous baseball inspired release which will feature the number 45 on the heel, woven lacing on the panels and heel just like a baseball glove and raw finished laces. Making this pair different is Brown leather used across the uppers. Completing the look is a White midsole.

Here is where things get interesting. Rumor has it that each pair you purchase will be wrapped in plastic, similar to that of baseball cards. You won’t know which pair you will get until you actually open the packaging. This could also lead to be trading just like back in the days with baseball cards.

Below you can check out another image of the Brown Leather Air Jordan 9 Baseball Glove. At the time of writing, release information nor a retail price is available. Once we learn of additional information, we will make sure to update you. Make sure to visit the comments section with your thoughts on this model as well as the idea.

IS IT AIR JORDAN 9 IS INSPIRED BY A BASEBALL GLOVE

 

Michael Jordan shocked the world on October 6th, 1993. He announced his retirement from the game of basketball and decided to hang up his signature sneakers to become a baseball player.

Not only was Michael Jordan defying gravity and schooling opponents, but his Air Jordans were sought after because everybody wanted to be like Mike.

It wasn’t all fun and games though. In 1985 NBA commissioner David Stern banned Michael from wearing the Air Jordan 1 in black/red due to not meeting the NBA’s dress code. Each time Michael wore them, he would be finned $5,000. Nike saw this and took on a perfect marketing ploy. They would pay Jordan’s fines and released a commercial giving this pair the nickname “Banned”.

Tinker Hatfield and Nike scrambled to keep the Air Jordan line alive and well, and the Jordan 9 ended up becoming a unique outlier in the Jumpman signature series given that the man who it was named after was busy tying his cleats extra tight in the minor leagues and riding a charter bus from small Midwestern town to smaller Midwestern town. It looks like Jordan Brand will be paying tribute to that time in Mike’s alternate athletic career with an upcoming Air Jordan 9 that features unique tumbled leather and woven side panels imitating the webbing of a baseball glove. The premium black leather upper is contrasted by a white lining while baseball ribbon stitching hits the heel along with ’45’ PE branding in a nod to MJ’s baseball and basketball comeback number. There’s no word yet on a Release Date but stay tuned for more info on this oddity called the Air Jordan 9 Baseball Glove right here