I occasionally get shoes that are not popular with the majority of the sneaker buying public. Here is one of those cases - the Air Jordan 2009. The shoes came out after the Air Jordan XXIII, and the Jordan brand discontinued the roman numerals after the XXIII. Unofficially, they are known as the Air Jordan XXIV (or the AJ 24s).
KittyKat said I should buy these - as they were discounted at the Nike Factory outlet. Her idea is that in a few years to come, they will become sought after. I understand what she was talking about. The Air Jordan XXXIII originally came out, and were mildly successful, but are now having a resurgence in popularity. The AJ 2009 may go through something similar.
The shoe is driven by technology. It has Articulated Propulsion Technology (APT), which appears to be a fancy term that translates to a springy heel. I cannot confirm that this works, as I only wore a pair in the store, and the pair I purchased is still sitting in the box. Saying that, the box is probably one of the best aspects of the shoe. It is unique to this release. Another unique item on the shoe is the crystal containing the Jumpman logo. I have attempted to photograph it in the images below, and as you can see, depending on the light at the time, it will reflect different colours.
The shoes reminds me of the Air Jordan XIV. It is only a cosmetic comparison, as both shoes are totally different in the way they are made.
If you are interested in obtaining this shoe, my suggestion would be to find a Nike Factory outlet, or look on ebay. Due to the lack of initial popularity of this shoe, it is still available for fairly reasonable prices.