Originally released in 1994, the Air Jordan IX was a Japanese-inspired style that designer Tinker Hatfield chose for MJ's statue in Chicago. Minimalist upper that combines leather and nubuck materials. Dynamic-fit inner bootie Internal support straps and one-pull lace locking system. Large-volume Air-Sole® unit inheel and forefootfor cushioning Sole is made of solid rubber with multidirectional patterns for traction. Wt. 17.2 oz.