The Air Jordan 9 was released in 1993, during Michael Jordan’s first retirement from the NBA. It was the first Air Jordan model to be designed by Tinker Hatfield without input from MJ himself. And while it wasn’t initially well-received , the shoe has since taken on a life of its own. Thanks to a resurgence in interest in ’90s culture and fashion, the AJ9 is once again one of the most popular sneakers around. Case in point: the Air Jordan 9 Fire Red.
But why exactly is the Air Jordan 9 so popular? Well, for starters, it’s a really good performance basketball shoe. It’s lightweight and breathable, thanks to the perforated leather upper, and it has a Phylon midsole with encapsulated air bubbles in the heel and forefoot for cushioning. Plus, the rubber outsole includes a herringbone pattern for traction and durability. In other words, it’s a sneaker that was built with performance in mind.
The “Fire Red” AJ9 features a white leather upper with grey patent leather overlays and red contrasting accents. It’s a nod to the OG “Chicago” colorway that was released back in 1994, but the addition of grey and red gives the shoe a more sophisticated look. The glossy grey midsole and white rubber outsole complete the design.
My Personal Observations:
On the surface, the shoe looks great. But without any context or explanation, it’s just another Nike shoe on shelves. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing but it does take away from the overall experience of owning a pair of Air Jordans. If you’re planning on picking up a pair, see details below
Where To Buy The Air Jordan 9 Fire Red
Style Code: CT8019-162
Release Date: November 23, 2022
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Jordan 9 Fire Red: Resale Value
The chart above gives us a breakdown of the average sale price of the shoe since November 17. As you can see from the records, the shoe went from $273 on 11/17 to $247 on 11/22,22, thus losing about $4.14 per day. Let’s find our five number summary for further details,
Quartile Q1: 249
Quartile Q3: 279
The lowest price recorded was $210, for a size 13 on November 18, while the highest sale was $298, corresponding to a size 8.5 on 11/19/22. 25% of the shoes sold for prices between $210 and $249 ( mostly sizes two size 9, 3 size 9.5, 2 size 11, 2 size 12 a size 11.5 and a size 13). 50% or the majority sold for prices from $249 to $279 ( the next chart will show you what sizes fall under this category). Another 25% sold for prices between $279 and $298 ( see chart below). There were no outliers, so we have a normal distribution and the overall average selling price was $262, leading to an earning of +$26 ( a 12 % mark up), that’s below average.
You can expect the current margins to drop by up to 10% or even 15% when the shoe releases officially. Due to the limited numbers, you might be able to come off with a $15 to $20 profit, which is less than our 15% mark up ( our cut off). So I really won’t recommend reselling these 9’s at all. But you have the final word.
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