Air Jordan VI. His Airness. 23. 1/6. The Air Jordan was released as the 6th silhouette in the Jordan line for the 90/91 season.
- Nike Air Jordan
- Black Suede Upper
- Sky Blue Accents
- Perforated Sidewall Holes
- Absence of Nike Swoosh
- Translucent Ridged Midsole
- Air Window Unit + Air Cushioning
- Stretch Lace Pocket with Jumpman Logo
- Exoskeletal Synthetic Mould Heel Tab
The Jordan IV arrives wrapped in black with coloured accents of Jordan's alma matter, UNC. Tar Heels blue is present on the midsole panels, the heel tab and the lace fastener, as well the Jumpman logo embroidered on the lace pocket.
Silhouette Explored — History
The beginning of a dynasty. 1/6. 6/1.
The Air Jordan VI was introduced for the 1990/91 season. It became the shoe that Michael Jordan picked up his first ring in. A record-setting year, MJ individually and collectively took home a number of awards, he averaged 31.5 points on the way to a scoring title, All NBA First (& Defensive 1st) team and the regular season MVP, whilst winning 61 games (a franchise record at the time), sweeping the Detroit Pistons in the ECF and then beating the Magic Johnson led Lakers on his way to a Finals MVP. Michael Jordan took to the '91 All Star Game in the Infared VI, a colour series popularised by the Air Max 90 a year before.
The Jordan VI was designed by Tinker Hatfield, the highlights of the silhouette being the ridged PU midsole, translucent sole and exposed Air unit. The VI was the first to introduce a reinforced toebox, as MJ found getting into the prior models difficult. The synthetic Durabuck™ upper featured perforated air holes, the heel counter was embroidered with Nike Air branding rather than the more modern Jumpman logo and the heel tab and tongue tab area were open and constructed of a moulded material via die-cut, an early ode to the design of the exoskeletal Air Huarache, which added flexibility and took design cues from the rear spoiler of the Porsche 911. The lace area (termed a stretch lace pocket) was partially covered with a Jumpman patch and the laces arrived with a fastener. Mystically, the Jordan VI became a foreseer of the future, he won his first wearing the VI and went on to win 6 rings - coincidence, we think not.
Notable Games & Events featuring the Jordan VI