Today our guest bloggers are the sneaker experts at Highsnobiety.
We’ve seen the Air Jordan Retro 6 released many times over the past year in some OG colors and some new colorways that people fell in love with. The most popular of last year had to be the Retro 6 “Infrared” which brought OG sneakerheads out of the woodwork to cop one of their all time favorite classics. The Retro 6 holds so much history with Jordan since it was his first signature sneaker that he wore on the way to his first NBA Championship in 1991, completing his second MVP season, locking in another scoring title, and hoisting the NBA Championship trophy for the first time in his illustrious career.
Many of the designs of the shoe were based on the Air Jordan 5 but with some alterations – specifically its unique shape as the Air Jordan 6 was designed abstractly to depict the number 23. So many colorways have also become, in some eyes ‘iconic’, such as the White/Infrared VI, Black/Infrared VI, and Carmine VI.
In 2002 we saw the Jordan brand chop the top on the Retro 6 and the low top version was born in a black and chrome colorway. This year, Nike have brought back the Air Jordan Retro 6 Low for the first time since 2002, making it known that the shoe was hot then and it still is. Following the release of the popular “Infrared” colorway, the brand has decided to look back to the beginning with a remake of the Air Jordan 6 Low “Metallic Silver” just released last week.
While this latest Air Jordan 6 Low is pretty cool, it hasn’t stopped us getting all nostalgic as we look over 7 of our favorite Air Jordan 6 colorways…
The sneaker that started it all. In a classic colorway, it would only be natural that the first Air Jordan 6 release were given a mention. However theres a price for OG and this pair could set you back $3,000. Buy here.
following a similar colorway to the original, this sneaker makes a bold statement with splashes of red on the tow cap and side panels. Buy here.
Featuring a black nubuck upper with eye-catching pops of Infrared on the heel and Jumpman logos. For the first time since the original release, the sneaker also has a reflective underlay. Buy here.
4. “Doernbecher” in Midnight Navy/White/Varsity Red/Metallic Gold
When Nike and OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital collaborate its always special and this iteration of the 6 silhouette is no exception. With a midnight blue upper and red and gold accents, this is a champion sneaker. Buy here.
5. “Champagne” in Green/Metallic Gold/Black
Dressed with a dark green glossy leather upper to give the look of a champagne bottle with accent of gold touching the tongue and a black midsole which is speckled in gold paint. This sneaker is really something to celebrate. Buy here.
6. “Olympic” in White/Midnight Blue/Varsity Red
For the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, Nike released this patriotic iteration of the silhouette with midnight blue toe cap and side panels and a red toggle. This was then updated when the Games came to London in 2012. Buy the OG sneaker here.
7. “Sport Blue” in White/Sport Blue/Black
This is the 2014 version of the original ‘Sport Blue’ Air Jordan 6. With an all-white leather upper and bold Sport Blue accents, it is very close to the OG with only a more modern construction. Buy here.
Die hard fans should also look out for the Air Jordan 6 Low “Ghost Green,” which pays homage to the Seattle Seahawks and is set to release in fall 2015.