Yes, the white, red and black colorway of the Air Jordan 9 that we all know and love, is now being referred to be the brand as a “Space Jam”; the reasoning ties back to a critical moment in the film.
If you remember in the 1996 picture that celebrates its 20th anniversary today, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck needed some luck on their side before matching up against the Monstars. So, both characters would have to sneak into MJ’s house and his trophy room to get both the Air Jordan 9 OG and a pair of his college warm-up shorts to fuel their inspiration for the upcoming game. They would train in the shoe before lacing up the Air Jordan 11 “Space Jam” in the actual game. Thus, the inclusion of the “Space Jam” name for both pairs.
Like it or love it, Jordan Brand is running with this Air Jordan 9 “Space Jam” moniker ahead of the shoe’s Jordan Release Date of December 3. Peep the official images below.
Air Jordan 9 “Space Jam”
Colorway: White/True Red-Black
Style #: 302370-112
Release Date: December 3, 2016