The Air Jordan 9 Men's Suede Shoes makes its return. Features a dynamic-Fit inner bootie, encapsulated Air-Sole unit in the forefoot, large volume Air-Sole unit in the heel, a polyurethane midsole and a one-pull lacing system. The Air Jordan Retro IX represented the globalization of the Air Jordan brand name. The AJ Retro 9 contains 5 words from many different languages on each shoe. Left Shoe: cnopt (russian)= sport, uhuru (swahili)= independence, CBO?O?a (russian)= freedom, athletisch (german)= athletic, muundaji (swahili)= hope. Right Shoe: dØdiØ (french)= dedicated, fuerza (spanish)= force, intenso (italian)= intense, libertØ (french)= freedom, anmutig (german)= graceful.
On October 6th 1993, Michael Jordan gave the basketball world a shock when he announced his retirement from the NBA. This was just one day before training camp and it was not what anyone had expected at this time. Michael announced he would turn his talents to the sport of baseball.