1993’s Air Jordan 9 maintains claim as the first Air Jordan released after Michael Jordan’s retirement from basketball . but the silhouette wouldn’t receive this distinct color scheme until 2002. It consists of a white leather upper surrounded by Lunar Grey durabuck. French Blue accents can be found on the tongue . lacing eyelets . and Jumpman logo. The design features the AJ 9’s signature inner bootie . single-pull lacing system . and large Air sole units in the heel and forefoot.