Air Jordan 9 “Chile Red”: Going All-Red

The Air Jordan 9 released in 1993 at a time when Micheal Jordan was trading his basketball shoes for baseball cleats. Maybe, this sneaker never enjoyed the cult status attained by its predecessors and successors. Part of it was due to the fact that Michael Jordan never wore it on the court. But this silhouette has some inspiring colorways and it enjoys stardom amongst sneakerheads. Adidas still releases new colorways for the Air Jordan 9 collection as it counts as one of MJ’s signature shoe lines. To coincide with the celebration of the number 23’s global influence, Nike will be releasing the Air Jordan 9 in a new colorway- Chile Red.

The seventh model designed by Tinker Hatfield, the AJ 9’s eye-catching bright red colorway bears resemblance to the Air Jordan 9 “Motorboat Jones” from 2012’s Kilroy Pack. This new colorway comes in OG packaging and is available in men’s and grade school sizing. Buy Air Jordan 9 “Chile Red '' at Sole Seriouss, the best online sneaker store. You can pre-order these with a guarantee of 100% authenticity here.

The Air Jordan 9 “Chile Red” has a striking red and black tone arrangement. The patent leather overlays, red-inked midsoles, and the jet-black outsoles complete the look of Michael Jordan’s NBA inspiration. Already showcased in Jordan Brand’s Holiday 2021 lineup, this sneaker is said to release on 7 May after many delays.

The Air Jordan 9 story

The Air Jordan 9 production had started much before Michael Jordan announced his retirement from basketball to play a single season of minor league baseball. There were questions regarding the future of the Air Jordan series. But Nike viewed it as an opportunity to tap into Michael Jordan’s global influence. Although MJ never wore the shoe for an official NBA game, he put them on for practice matches and promotional material. Nike even offered Player-Exclusive (PE) versions to six players during the 1993-94 NBA season. The sneaker designer Tinker Hatfield even chose it for the Jordan statue (officially called “The Spirit") erected in front of the Chicago Bulls United Center.

Air Jordan 9 “Chile Red” specifications

The shoe is covered in red and you can certainly tell by one glance that it is a tribute to Michael Jordan’s home team, the Chicago Bulls. The upper has signature quilted panels along the profiles. The mudguards boast a shiny red patent leather finish. There is some black here and there to break the red monotone. The stealthy black accents on the eyelets and the tongue labels provide a sharp contrast in black. The pull tabs at the ankle and ‘23’ embroidery on the heel also provide the pitch-dark contrast and so does the tread rubber outsole.

The branding is done through the Jumpman logo in the rear of the outsole, insoles, and the side of the outsole protrusion on one side of the sneaker. A stylized basketball logo appears on the heel tab with a Jumpman inserted into it. “Air Jordan” in red is embroidered on a black background and placed on the end of the tongue. The number 23 in black appears on the heel tab just below the basketball logo.   

Altogether, the retroed Air Jordan 9 provides a refreshing update to the Chicago Bulls-inspired heritage.

Where to buy Air Jordan 9 “Chile Red”?

There is no official news by the Jordan brand about its release date while unofficial sources have been claiming a 7 May release via the app. Nevertheless, you can pre-order them at Sole Seriouss, the best online sneaker store. When you buy Air Jordan 9 Chile Red from our online store, we give you the option to pay in 4-interest-free installments.

You can also browse through the vast collection of Air Jordan sneakers for men at this store. The wide array of branded sneakers, fashion accessories, and electronics is a treat for every sneakerhead.        

The Air Jordan 9 “Chile Red” is a model you will not come across often. You can buy this brand-new color option of the Jordan 9 to fill up your rotation of sneakers for this season. You don’t have to wait for the official release date to try your luck, you can easily pre-order them at Sole Seriouss.