The 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend and Game are long gone. The 67th edition of the All-Star Game was played in Los Angeles at Staples Center on February 18th. Ultimately, the Los Angeles Lakers (Team LeBron) were victorious against the Los Angeles Clippers (Team Stephen). Earlier that month, on February 10th, Jordan Brand dropped an “LA All-Star” colorway of the Air Jordan 9 in commemoration of the exhibition game. Overall, the sneaker was dressed up in a simple Black and White color, but the highlight was Los Angeles map on both insoles. This month, Jordan Brand has already dropped another, a “Bred” colorway of the Air Jordan 9.
2017 was a particularly memorable year for the Air Jordan 9, considering all the unique variations it arrived in. Back in July, two different Air Jordan 9 “Baseball Glove” iterations went up on retail at Stadium Goods. In September, Jordan Brand even released several different baseball variations of the Air Jordan 9. Around the Holiday Season as the temperature dropped, two different Air Jordan 9 NRG Boot colorways wound up making their way to retailers. The month before that, a sample Air Jordan 9 NRG Boot colorway was also surfaced, although it never ended up hitting the shelves. Even the Air Jordan 9 “Bred” was unveiled last year.
This Bred-themed colorway of the Air Jordan 9 has actually been nicknamed “PE,” apparently because until Jordan Brand decided to release this iteration, it was a part of their Player Exclusive catalogue. This year it became obvious that it was a part of the Jordan Brand’s Spring 2018 footwear lineup. Predominantly, the sneaker is nearly all-Black, from the uppers down to its midsoles and outsoles. The reason, though, it is being referred to as a “Bred” colorway too is because of the contrasting Red hue that covers the “AIR JORDAN” on the tongue tabs and the little “Jumpman” logo on the outer side of the smoky outsoles near the heels.
As mentioned, the Air Jordan 9 “PE” has already made its retail debut. It arrived at retailers like Champs, DTLR, Finish Line, Footlocker, Eastbay, SNS, Shoe Palace, etc. on March 10th, 2018 and might still be available at a price of $190.
Air Jordan 9 “Bred PE”