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October 10, 2012

Team Jordan members turn back the clock with retro cleats

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Look for the Air Jordan IX to score a few touchdowns this Sunday.

The retro IX has been making some noise over the past few weeks as the Kilroy and other related colorways hit the market. But this weekend, keep your eyes peeled on the gridiron as Team Jordan athletes are expected to take the field in custom Retro IX cleats.

Taking cues from the original Air Jordan IX that debuted in 1993, the Air Jordan IX cleat is a reengineered classic inspired by Japanese influences and the global reach of Michael Jordan’s legendary status. 

This will be the second time the IX has been made into a cleat as MJ wore a similar model when he played minor league baseball.

Performance Elements include:

  • Air Sole units in forefoot and heel for responsive, flexible cushioning

  • Rubber outsole with outrigger for lateral support

  • One-pull lacing system

  • Inner bootie for a dynamic fit

  • Lightweight polyurethane midsole

Keep an eye out this weekend when Michael Crabtree, Josh Freeman, Dwight Freeney, Andre Johnson, LaMarr Woodley, Hakeem Nicks and Charles Woodson take the field in their custom Jordan IX cleats.