November 29, 2016 BY Yale Schalk / 0
Did you know there was another Air Jordan 9? Not a different one in the vein of Jordan Brand’s “Alternate” series, but an inspired sneaker.
Dubbed the Nike Basic Original, this ’90s kick grabs the essential Air Jordan 9 design of white and black contrast uppers but detunes Tinker Hatfield’s signature feel enough to qualify as a takedown model – a version created mainly to fill a price point while maximizing a design’s appeal.
This method to this retail madness has grown in the last 20 years, manifesting in flagship level designs being interpreted for more affordable footwear options. Shoes like the Jordan Rising High, for example, take some cues from the Jordan Melo line.
So, feeling the Basic Originals? Sound off in the comments with your thoughts on recycled sneaker designs. Air Jordan 9 “Space Jam” releases December 3rd for $190.
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