Throwback Thursday: Air Jordan IX “Powder Blue”

And just like that, greatness left the game.

Michael Jordan hung up his kicks and retired from the game of basketball. ?Just because Mike was no longer in the League didn’t mean that Nike was finished with their game though. ?The Nike Air Jordan IX came to the public and was repped heavily in the NBA by friends of Jordan including Mitch Richmond who took them to the All Star Game.

The “Powder Blue” colorway of the Air Jordan IX might be best remembered as it was a part of an advertising campaign that featured Mike reflecting on his glorious career wearing his UNC jersey sitting on a basketball.

Thankfully for the game of basketball and sneakers Mike returned to the game. ?Thankfully for fans of this Air Jordan 9, the shoe will be returning…yes, you read that. ?For a first for Throwback Thursday, we are pleased to announced that we saw the Air Jordan 9 in White/Black-University Blue listed as a 2010 release. ?Check out more pics of a very well enjoyed pair after the break.

Air Jordan 9 "Powder Blue"
Air Jordan 9 "Powder Blue"
Air Jordan 9 "Powder Blue"
Air Jordan 9 "Powder Blue"
Air Jordan 9 "Powder Blue" on the Jordan 9 Retro Card