The New Air Jordan 9 Boot NRG “Black Gum” was the first Air Jordan sneaker released after Michael Jordan retired from the NBA for the first time. Notably inspired by elements from the Special Field Boot, this rendition utilizes the Air Jordan 9 as the base and elevated to withstand harsh weather. Constructed in a mix of suede and leather covered in Black, while having boot-themed detailing on the metal eyelets. D-rings are utilized for the laces for extra rigidity with a gusseted tongue. The standout feature is the gum outsole, which features a rugged and durable outsole to withstand harsh and icy conditions. Finishing off the shoe is a Gum rugged outsole.