The backstory of the sixth silhouette is highlighted on the Jordan Brand’s official web page as:
“During the 1990-91 season, in the face of a cool adversity from their long-standing Detroit rivals, the Bulls stayed strong to advance to The Finals for the first time ever. There, Jordan’s mid-air elegance was put on full display. And it was while wearing a pair of Air Jordan Vis that Michael Jordan claimed his first championship title.”
It further continues:
“The design of the AJ VI silhouette was famously inspired by MJ’s German sportscar. It’s very essence conveyed speed and class, laden with touches like a neoprene sleeve, a translucent rubber sole and visible air. As if to validate these design decisions, the AJ VI could be found on the feet of several of pop culture’s iconic figures during its debut year.”
This Air Jordan 6 comes dressed in a White, Yellow Ochre, and Black color combination. The shoes could come in a ‘Carmine’-like theme. Utilizing White leather on the overlays, we have Yellow Ochre suede on the panels, toe box, hinted on the heel, lace locks, and tongue overlay.
The shoe also has a translucent rubber outsole with a visible Air-Sole unit in the heel and an encapsulated Air-Sole unit in the forefoot for cushioning and comfort.
Jordan’s sports car, which had slick features and dynamic lines, served as inspiration for the AJ 6 “Yellow Ochre” design. The shoe also pays homage to Jordan’s legacy and achievements, as it has the number 23 embroidered on the heel and a Jumpman logo on the tongue. The shoe also has two holes on the tongue and two loops on the heel tab for easy on and off.
When did the Air Jordan 6 release?
Second to the Air Jordan 1, the Air Jordan 6 is still to this day one of the most popular silhouettes within the line-up.
Originally released in 1991 and it soon followed MJ into his first NBA Championship, the Air Jordan 6 was designed by Tinker Hatfield. They feature a visible Air unit in the heel as well as a translucent outsole, a molded back heel tab and set of lace locks.
The history behind the Air Jordan 6 is the reason why I love it so much. To me, the shoe will always be iconic as it was worn by Michael Jordan himself en route to his first NBA title.
The Air Jordan 6 may be one of the more uncomfortable retros in the Air Jordan line, I’ve always found them to be very firm underfoot, but the biggest pro of the silhouette is that they’re wide-foot friendly — something that I appreciate.
Sizing wise, they fit relatively true to size. Some will get away with going half a size down because the sneaker has a roomy toe box.
Depending on the materials of the shoe, I care for my Air Jordan 6 sneakers the same way I would care for any other shoe. For suede or nubuck uppers, I use suede brushes and scrub the midsoles and outsoles with a standard shoe cleaning product.