Origins And Inspiration

The Air Jordan 9, one of Michael Jordan’s iconic signature models. So it should be no surprise that the return of the classic Air Jordan 9 “Powder Blue” is a welcome addition to Jordan Brand’s Spring 2024 lineup. Originally introduced in 1994, this silhouette pays homage to the University of North Carolina, where MJ made his mark as a star player before entering the NBA.

Materials And Design

– Upper: The 2024 Air Jordan 9 “Powder Blue features a crisp, white upper – dressed in pristine white leather. The simplicity of this design also allows other elements of this release to shine.

  Accents: Jet-black accents appear on the tongue construction, sock liner, and pull tab. These contrasting black details create a striking look against the white backdrop.

– University Blue Colorway: The midsole and tongue branding showcases the signature “University Blue” color palette and serves as homage to the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, where Michael Jordan played college basketball.

– Logo: Unlike the 2010 retro version, the Air Jordan 9 “Powder Blue” omits the embroidered #23 logo on the heel. This decision keeps the design true to its original form.

Release Details

– Release Date: March 23, 2024

– Retail Price: $210

– Sizes Available: Full family sizing (adults, kids, and toddlers)

Where to Buy

The Air Jordan 9 “Powder Blue” will be available at the following retailers:

Nikestore US

– Foot Locker

– Finish Line

– JD Sports US



Whether you’re a die-hard sneaker collector or a casual fan, the Air Jordan 9 “Powder Blue” promises a blend of nostalgia and style – making it a must have for sneaker fans across the world.

For more information and official images, visit Sneaker News and Nike SNKRS.



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Care Recommendations For Air Jordan 9 “Powder Blue”

Keeping your sneakers clean is a choice for every sneakerhead. That said, to keep  this pair of Air Jordan 9 “Powder Blue” sneakers looking fresh and clean – the following are suggested:

Materials Needed:

  • Use Sole Protector Plus+
  • Soft-bristle brush or old toothbrush
  • Mild soap or sneaker cleaner
  • Clean cloth or microfiber towel
  • Warm water
  • Shoelaces (optional, for thorough cleaning)

Step-by-Step Cleaning Process:

  1. Remove the Shoelaces: Start by taking off the shoelaces. You can either clean them separately or replace them with new ones.
  2. Brush Off Loose Dirt and Debris: Use a soft-bristle brush or an old toothbrush to gently remove any loose dirt, dust, or debris from the surface of the sneakers. Pay attention to the seams, crevices, and textured areas.
  3. Prepare a Cleaning Solution: Mix warm water with a small amount of mild soap or sneaker cleaner. Avoid using harsh chemicals or bleach, as they can damage the material.
  4. Spot Clean Stains: Dip the clean cloth or microfiber towel into the soapy water and gently scrub any visible stains or marks on the sneakers. Be gentle to avoid damaging the leather or suede.
  5. Wipe Down the Entire Shoe: Use the damp cloth to wipe down the entire shoe, including the midsole and outsole. Pay extra attention to areas with dirt buildup. Rinse the cloth frequently to avoid spreading dirt around.
  6. Rinse with Clean Water: After cleaning, rinse the sneakers with clean water to remove any soap residue. You can use a separate damp cloth or run them under a gentle stream of water.
  7. Dry Thoroughly: Pat the sneakers dry with a clean, dry cloth. Avoid using direct heat sources like hairdryers, as they can warp the materials. Let them air dry naturally.
  8. Clean the Insoles and Sock Liners: Remove the insoles and sock liners (if possible) and clean them separately. You can hand wash them with mild soap and water.
  9. Re-lace the Sneakers: Once everything is dry, re-lace your sneakers with clean shoelaces.
  10. Protect and Store: To maintain their freshness, consider using Sole Protector Plus+, sneaker protector spray to guard against future stains. Store your Air Jordan 9s in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.


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