Who should buy the Air Jordan 2009

The Jordan 2009 is a memorable shoe as it comes right after the 23rd Air Jordan. Fans during that time were wondering if there would be a 24th Jordan shoe. Though technically it is the twenty-fourth shoe in the famous line, it didn’t have this number anywhere in its name. It became the first Air Jordan shoe to have its release year in its official title, though some fans still go on and call it the Air Jordan 24.

This pair is an amazing option for you if:

  • You're into the Air Jordan technologies and construction that came from genius inspiration.
  • You're a big Air Jordan fanatic and you know this iconic model is the real deal.

Air Jordan 2009 logo

Air Jordan 2009's amazing technologies

The main reason Jordan Brand charges as much as they do is the premium materials and technologies incorporated in the shoe. The Air Jordan 2009's midsole setup has both the heel and forefoot cushioned with Zoom Air units. It doesn't stop there as the heel area in the sock liner also has a Zoom Air unit. This is called a double-stack, and this gives an ultimately plush ride, smooth transition, and premium impact protection.

Air Jordan 2009 midsole

The double-stacked Zoom Air units are actually just secondary as the highlight of the cushioning system is the Articulated Propulsion Technology (APT). This technology is inspired by the carbon fiber prosthetics that Paralympian runners use. The heel’s form helps propel players forward by turning their running into long effortless strides. The heel is divided into two so that one side of the heel is always touching the ground even when cutting laterally or medially.

Air Jordan 2009 heel

The forefoot unit does not lag behind in terms of technology as it features an Articulated Zoom Air unit, which basically means that the unit is segmented into several chambers, allowing the area to  flex more naturally when the foot moves in different ways. Its shape also helps keep the unit durable and less likely to pop.

Unique outsole setup of Air Jordan 2009

The shoe's outsole features a multidirectional traction pattern that is inspired by sword movements in fencing. The AJ 2009’s outsole utilizes sharp parallel lines that pretty much reflect  the accuracy and elegance of the sport.

Air Jordan 2009 outsole

The pattern does not only present an interesting detail, it also provides a sticky grip on indoor and outdoor courts; allowing players to implement their practiced footwork.

Air Jordan 2009 outsole heel

Innovative lockdown system

The pleated material on the upper and the invisible laces act as one system that wraps around the foot. When the laces are tightened, the vertical pleats then conform to the shape of the foot.

Air Jordan 2009 lcokdown

The heel area has a built-in internal heel cup and some foam pods that provide a comfortable and secure nook for the heel and Achilles, ensuring no movements within. The forefoot, on the other hand, is heavily padded internally. It is also made of a leather material that does not stretch or have any give, providing secure containment for the toes.

High-grade construction of Air Jordan 2009

The Air Jordan 2009 utilizes a mix of unusual materials that are rarely used in basketball but are consistent with the fencing theme. A combination of satin paneling is used on the sides of the upper. The satin is pleated in order to add structure without utilizing other additional materials. Panache leather is used on the toe box and overall construction of the shoe. Internally, the shoe has a soft inner lining. Its insole also has an additional Zoom Air unit at the heel.

Air Jordan 2009 upper top

The metal mesh detailing on the tongue is the feature that most obviously points to fencing. Not just added for aesthetics, the mesh ensures proper ventilation for the foot.

Air Jordan 2009 ankle

The midsole uses a TPU chassis that features a marbled pattern. Inspired by blown-glass, no two Jordan 2009 shoes are alike. For every batch of TPU, a unique and different pattern is created. Carbon fiber is used mainly for the shoe’s Articulated Propulsion Technology (APT), and the shoe’s outsole utilizes a solid rubber compound.

Air Jordan 2009 midsole side

Air Jordan 2009's luxurious style

The 24th Air Jordan sports yet another polarizing design from the premium basketball shoe company. These Jordan basketball shoes do not look like the regular hooping shoes as they use unconventional materials such as satin and metal mesh. The soft and polishable leather and the paneled textile give the shoe its off-court appeal.

Air Jordan 2009 forefoot top

The sharp lines on the upper and the holographic jewel point to the “precise geometric lines of a diamond.” The materials used on the upper also makes the shoe more a luxury item than a high-performing sports shoe.

Air Jordan 2009 collar in

The metallic mesh is an accent conceptualized by Michael Jordan himself. The shoe is meant to allude to the NBA legend’s defensive aspect through its use of elements from defensive sport fencing. The metal detail on shoe makes apparent the fencing reference.

Facts / Specs

Top: Mid
Signature: Michael Jordan
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Collection: Air Jordan
Features: Ankle support
Colorways: Black
SKUs: 343084062 / 371499031

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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.