ARTICLE BY Minh Vuong, Ross Dwyer
Air Jordan 9 'Particle Grey'
Air Jordan 9 'Particle Grey'
Air Jordan 9 'Particle Grey'
,Air Jordan 9 'Particle Grey'
Air Jordan 9 'Particle Grey'
Air Jordan 9 Particle Grey CT8019-060

In-Hand Look at the Air Jordan 9 ‘Particle Grey’
Release: 20 June 2022

Style Code: CT8019-060

Colourway: Black/University Red-Particle Grey-White

News on this release was originally published on May 2, 2022.

Update May 12, 2022: @dinosoles_ has given us our first in-hand look at the Air Jordan 9 'Particle Grey' ahead of its June release date. Its unique material composition and crisp colour scheme are on full display – and it even comes packaged in a period-appropriate box! Check out the new images, read our original story on the 'Particle Grey' below, and expect a release to go down on June 20 for $200.

The Air Jordan 9 occupies an important milestone in Jordan Brand lore because it was the first signature model released during MJ’s first retirement. Almost 30 years later, the model remains popular as both a court and lifestyle shoe, even undergoing winterised boot remakes. However, this new ‘Particle Grey’ edition sticks closer to the original script, and flips the model’s stark colour-blocking with easy-wearing shades.

The design is built on layers, which is emphasised here by different shades and textures on each panel. From the top down, the main vamp uses smooth black nubuck and retains the quilted stitching along the medial and lateral sides, which is cinched down with the hooked lace hardware. Bordering that is the namesake ‘Particle Grey’ leather mudguard, wrapping into the heel and ankle.

The toothed midsole is colour matched, but its foam surface means it has a different finish to the mudguard. And under the midsole is a crisp white outsole with minimal black Jumpman branding. There are also a couple of ‘University Red’ inserts on the heel logo and tongue branding, which gave this colourway its nickname when first revealed, but ‘Particle Grey’ now seems to be its new moniker.

The Air Jordan 9 ‘Particle Grey’ is scheduled for a June 20 release.

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