First released in 1991, the legendary model was designed by Tinker Hatfield, the famous sneaker designer behind many of the most iconic Nike and Air Jordan models ever made. The look of the Jordan 6 takes much of its inspiration from high-performance sports cars, which is evident from the "spoiler" heel pull tab. The design is also said to incorporate Jordan's uniform number "23" in the lines of the upper in an abstract manner. Other defining features of the Jordan 6 include the rubber tongue with two die-cut holes for pulling on the shoe, a buttoned lace cover and toggle lace lock to keep your laces tied, a visible Air unit in the heel, and translucent rubber areas of the outsole.
All these stylish and functional components add up to form one of the most memorable models in the entire Air Jordan line. The Air Jordan 6 is not just one of the most stylish Air Jordans ever, it's also very important to the history of Jordan's basketball career.
The Jordan 6 was the shoe he wore while leading the Chicago to their first championship in 1991. On his feet throughout the 1990-91 season, Jordan earned his first title while wearing the famous "Black/Infrared" colorway of the Jordan 6 in the Playoffs. Whether it's an iconic original colorway like "Black/Infrared" or an all-new color scheme by today's Jordan Brand design team, we carry all of the latest must-have Jordan Retro 6 releases for kids here at Foot Locker.
Air Jordan Retro 6 features. Leather, suede, or synthetic upper. See each style for specific materials. Die-cut holes in tongue and heel "spoiler" tab for easy on/off access. Lace lock and cover help keep your laces tied at all times.Perforations on upper for breathability. Visible Air-Sole® unit in heel. Signature clear rubber portions of outsole.