When they talk about wanting to “be like Mike,” which Mike do you want to be?
The hoops legend? The sneaker icon? The NBA team owner? Billionaire businessman?
No matter which version of Michael Jordan you want to emulate, you can be sure that you’re trying to get like someone who changed the world, whether it was the world of basketball, signature shoes or sports as a business.
That slogan, “Change the world,” also happens to feature on the latest release from the Jordan Brand stable.
The Women’s-exclusive Air Jordan 9 Retro ‘Cactus Flower,’ arriving right in the middle of Women’s History Month celebrations, takes the famously narrative-heavy sneaker in a colorful new direction.
It’s also making history of its own: this is the first time the Air Jordan 9 has had an entry in the Women’s Jordan line.
The pair features different colors on each shoe, in shades of Cactus Flower, Desert Berry and Healing Orange on a white leather upper. The different shades are made from natural plant-based dyes using a vegetable tanning process. On the heel tabs, you’ll find the words “Change the World.”
UPDATE, 3/12: The Air Jordan 9 Retro ‘Cactus Flower’ will drop on 3/31.