This Air Jordan 9 “Anthracite” pair is slated to arrive at retailers September 5th, but it won’t be the first time that we’ve seen a near all-black take on the signature shoe absent from Mike’s on-feet catalog. In the past, the University of Oregon was rewarded with a near identical pair, and now Jordan Brand is making that PE readily available in this general release. Gone are the ‘O’ and ‘Ducks’ callouts, but what remains is still a noteworthy take on an oft-forgotten model given that Mike had skipped out on his basketball career to take up baseball when the Air Jordan IX was sitting on retail shelves. With accents of white landing on the branding and ’23’ heel stitching, Black and Anthracite make for an ominous affair sure to appease fans of muted tonal offerings. Check out more official images below and let us know if you’re a fan of the latest take on the Air Jordan 9 by taking your thoughts to the comments section.