Air Jordan 2009 (Preschool) The Air Jordan 2009 is not just another innovative sneaker with clean lines from the Jordan Brand; it's the first sneaker in a new chapter. After the release of the Jordan XX3 in 2008, Jordan Brand decided that their signature model would now be named after the year it was created. This reinforces the importance of Jordan's "23". As for the Air Jordan 2009, it features a new Articulated Propulsion Technology that ensures a responsive feel on the court with strong propulsion characteristics. Other features include a simple design and the return of the Jordan hologram.