UPDATE: Jordan Brand are kicking off the launch of Station 23 with a bang! The 'Photo Reel' Air Jordan XX9 will be re-released in limited numbers exclusively at the Jordan flagship store's grand opening on October 24th. If you live in the Chi-Town area this is an event not to be missed. There is a heat aplenty on offer including the 'OVO' Air Jordan 10, 'Chicago' Air Jordan 1, 'White/Gold Pinnacle' Air Jordan 1 High, 'Black/Gold Pinnacle' Air Jordan 1 High and Just Don x Air Jordan 2. The very first Air Jordan XX3 retro, the AJ XX3 'Chi City', will also be released on the 24th, exclusive to Station 23. Station 23 is located at 32 South State Street, Chicago.
After a launch with all the necessary bells and whistles, the Air Jordan XX9 has gone a little bit quiet and let other Js hog the shine. Predicting popular sneaker culture's reaction to a slightly unorthodox new design is tough – as a whole, we're kind of resistant to change and take a little bit of time to let our eyes adjust (Kanye West knows already) – so we're not going to place bets on whether the chorus rates these as fiyahh or foul. The 'Photo Reel' XX9s are definitely worth looking over, though, with the immortal Jumpman silhouette maximised back to the original photograph that inspired the divine symbol. What do you think of it, on first look? This Friday, February 13, is the date you need to know if you want some of dis.
– Originally published February 9th, 2015.