Air Jordan 9 (Birmingham Barons)
Sometimes it's hard to figure out which was more shocking to the world, the fact that the greatest man to play basketball left his beloved hoop dreams in the middle of his prime, or because it was to play baseball. Each to their own, right? 20 years on, the Air Jordan 9 Retro revives this lively jumping of ship with a Birmingham Barons influenced colourway, the team Mike repped in his short lived baseball career. Check for these coming off the bleachers and into a select string of dugouts, including Sneaker Politics, from April 5.
Originally published on March 31, 2014