Another Air Jordan sneaker is dropping in stores this weekend and its one with a lit of history behind it.
Releasing this Saturday is the Air Jordan 9 “Statue” which is inspired by the monument of the great Michael Jordan in Chicago.
The Jordan 9 pair was first released in 1993, just months after MJ announced his first retirement from basketball and the NBA. The model was the first ever released with Jordan out of the game.
After retiring, the iconic player joined minor league baseball and trained and played in the league for one year. During this time, a statue was erected at the United Center in Chicago, and was known as “The Spirit”.
Jordan 9 “Statue” is a nod to the statue as the sneakers’ color features the same hue as “The Spirit”.
“Jordan Brand has created a special edition of the Air Jordan 9 Retro featuring the hue taken from the patina of the monument to his greatness,” Sneaker News noted.
The pair features an all-white upper with linings of a greenish copper hue, much like Michael’s statue. It has the number 23 at the back and a black jumpman logo on the midsole.
A true limited-edition release, the pair will probably sell out right away so sneaker collectors and Jordan fans may want to cop a pair quick before it sells out. It will be released in Nike and Jordan Brand stores worldwide, as well as online stores like Eastbay and Footlocker.
Footlocker also has a Launch Locator app which shows stores where the Jordan 9 “Statue” will be released.
Air Jordan 9 “Statue” will be released on August 22, 2015 with a price tag of $190.