SNEAKERS ALERT: Release of the Air Jordan 6 “Georgetown”
The story of the Nike Air Jordan VI debuted in 1991. Although Michael Jordan has been playing in the NBA since 1985, he has yet to win a single ring. He had been MVP of the season in 1988 and was undoubtedly the better of the next two, although he did not win the individual grand prize, but the Detroit Pistons ended his hopes of victory. The New York-born giant’s fortunes changed forever when he won his first title with the Chicago Bulls after defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in the Finals. This glorious season, Jordan wore the Air Jordan VI on his feet. From that point on, the hype surrounding the sneaker began to grow immensely.
History of the Air Jordan 6
Originally released in 1991, the Air Jordan 6 definitely presents one of the most successful Jordan sneakears of all time. Designed by Tinker Hatfield, the sneakers updated their predecessors in the best possible way. The original Air Jordan 6 went on sale in 1991 for $125. They were available in five colors, among them the black with red soles called “Infrared” with which Jordan played the final against the Lakers. In 2000, three models of the Air Jordan 6 were re-released, selling for $120. And in 2002, three lower versions were released that sold for $105.
In 2005, Nike and Jordan Brand released a special set called “Defining Moments Package”, which included the Air Jordan 6 and Air Jordan 11. And from 2014, Nike continuously released different colors of the Air Jordan 6, with some as bold as fir green or gold. The reason? Without a doubt, its success with streetwear enthusiasts and rappers. One of them, Travis Scotthelped create its own version of it, the main novelty of which is a mini outer pocket.
Air Jordan 6 design
For the Air Jordan 6, Jordan gave designers direct orders to protect their toes. The Hatfield Handyman, also the author of the Nike Air Jodan 3 and designer of the shoe, took note and made sure that the Air Jordan 6 had reinforcement around the toe box, thus making the Air Jordan 6 the first basketball model -ball to have that extra room. Additionally, Tinker included two holes at the top of the tongue and a loop at the back, calling it “the spoiler,” not because it revealed plotlines or revealed secrets, but because it looks like to the aero part that can help slow you down. down. And isn’t Michael Jordan a magnificent flying object?
Additionally, the Air Jordan 6 was the second model to feature a transparent rubber sole. In this area, Nike used a less slippery material than in the Air Jordan 5, which had grip issues when the ground was wet. Along with the reinforcement in the frontal area, Michael Jordan also asked Nike to make a shoe that didn’t bother his Achilles heel as the Air Jordan 5 didn’t fit properly in that area. To solve this problem, Nike has included a special molded cushion to fix both the tendon and the heel of the air jordans. The result? Much more comfort when jumping and no strange movement.
Air Jordan 6 ‘Georgetown’ design
For the retro ‘Georgetown’ model, designers introduced the iconic colors of the Hoyas, the team that lost to Michael Jordan’s North Carolina Tar Heels in the 1982 NCAA Championship Game. The iconic silhouette features an upper in gray suede with perforated details and a Huarache-type inner sleeve. Blending in with the neutral grays are the navy accents which can be seen on the heel tab, lace locks and embroidered Junpman branding on the tongue and back heel. The two-tone polyurethane midsole features a visible Air-sole unit and a translucent rubber outsole underfoot. This retro version will be available from September 3 at select retailers for $200.