More OGs are set to return in 2023.
Perhaps the most slept-on original Air Jordan 9 colorway, the “Olive” edition was retroed for the first time in 2002. During its first retro run, the sneaker made its way to clearance shelves everywhere, being seen for as low as $20. Retailer The Athlete’s Foot even dyed the olive color black and tried to sell the blacked-out custom in store!
Fast forward to 2012, Jordan Brand brought back the Air Jordan 9 Retro “Olive,” but they kept the release limited, to prevent it from sitting on shelves. This caused the sneaker to sell out instantly and garner high resale prices. Since then, olive colored kicks have become the norm, and fall in line with the earth toned pallet that everyone is currently rocking with.
For Spring 2023, the Air Jordan 9 Retro is set for a comeback, with a slight twist. This version features bright concord and aquatone accents in place of red. Drawing inspiration from the Air Jordan 8 “Aqua,” like an all-new Air Jordan 5 Retro, these AJ 9s help celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Michael Jordan’s eighth signature sneaker. Black leather covers the upper, complemented by light olive in its usual places. Bright Concord is found via the branding on the tongue tag, back heel pull tab, number “23” on the back heel, and the “Jumpman” logo on the sole. A simple hit of aquatone on the back heel completes the look.
The Air Jordan 9 Retro Olive Concord is set to release in January 2023. It will drop at Nike as well as select Jordan Brand retailers worldwide, in-store and online. Coming in full-family sizing, retail is set at $200 for men. Keep it locked to our Twitter and Mobile App to stay up to date on future releases.