When Michael Jordan was in Asia, after his Chicago Bull’s run and promoting for Nike during the yearly 90’s, the Air Jordan 9 was made available shortly after. Believe it or not, Tinker Hatfield took some Japanese inspiration for the Design of the Air Jordan 9, hence the “rising sun” with the Jumpman logo on its back. In reality, the Air Jordan 9 might seem unfit for basketball as they look extremely chunky. Well, think again. They came geared with a dynamic-Fit inner bootie and featured an encapsulated Air-Sole unit at the forefoot and an even bigger one at the heel. Moreover, the Air Jordan 9 boasted a “one-pull” lacing system for and increased locked-in feel.