The Air Jordan XX9 takes the Flight Plate concept from the XX8 and improves upon it. The sneaker features Nike’s first-ever performance-woven upper dressed in a black color scheme with black and grey elephant print along the toe box, side wall, and heel. Cushioning comes by way of an update to the Flight Plate, now called FlightSpeed. A pebax moderator plate houses Zoom Air units in the heel and forefoot that places it closer to the foot for more explosive cushioning. Gym Red details, a double-lasted heel and collar, and distinct branding on the heel side, tongue, and heel round out the look.