The global reach of the Jordan brand launched – literally - in 1994, when the Air Jordan IX was released. This edition of the Air Jordan offered inspiration from the land of the rising sun, Japan. Michael Jordan is a global icon, and by imbedding motivational words in different languages within the traction pattern, the outsole of the Air Jordan IX was a prime example of this fact. The IX will forever be cemented in the Jordan legacy, as it is the shoe MJ is wearing in his bronzed statue outside the United Center in Chicago, IL. Still can't find the Jordans you want? Check out our Jordan shoes page for the latest styles.