Though the powder blue Air Jordan 9 Retro has always been a favorite amongst Jordan fanatics, it has remained one of the few models that the brand has not produced a retro version of. Until this year, of course. Until this year, of course. The retro version of this Air Jordan 9 basketball shoe, which has just released, uses University Blue as opposed to its original dark powder blue color. Other than the slight color change and the 23 being stitched on the back of each shoe, this retro remains true to the original version. After releasing the stark white Silver Anniversary edition of the Air Jordan IX (9), Jordan Brand has shown a few more exciting models to whet the palate of its fans. This Air Jordan 9 Retro basketball shoe has been a highly-anticipated one as well. The North Carolina blue appears on the lining and midsole, while the white on white upper is broken up only by the embroidered "23? on the heel and the Jumpman on the outsole. The tongue and laces are black to give a bit more contrast.