Set To Drop: Air Jordan 9 Retro “University Gold”

The saying, “There is nothing new under the sun” is an endearing quotable that reminds us all that we had to have gotten it from somewhere. That “it” can be an assortment of things or ideas that this world has to offer and have offered in the past. One being certain trends, styles, designs, and even colorways. Brand Jordan has made a sneaker empire simply by making fresh renditions of groundbreaking classics.

Retro 9’s has a unique structure that at a glance can pass for an athletic boot. Due to its demeanor of durability, designers tend to gravitate towards dark bases with light accents. This subtle balance of contrast provides a splash of flash to go with its hiking style silhouette. If you were copping J’s at least a decade ago, you might remember the “Citrus” colorway that releases some years back. Now, a revamped version with a collegiate influence is ready to make its mark on the new generation.

You will immediately notice dark tones dominate this colorway, as the Black and Charcoal combination on the upper is Nubuck leather. Black covered the functional parts of the shoe such as the shoelaces, lace ports, and double-stacked rubber outsoles. Not to mention, the triangular knitted indents near the eye stay gives off a hiking appeal. Charcoal locked in on providing coverage from the heel counter down to the toe box. Within the color is a reflective finish that has somewhat of a sandpaper sparkle to it. Scholastic pride is in full effect with University Gold accents brighten the tongue, inline, sock-liner, and pull tabs. Last but not least, the JUMPMAN on midsole makes the design complete.

The Air Jordan Retro 9 “University Gold” release on January 30, 2021, and retail for $190 USD both in stores and online at