Air Jordan VI
Inspiration for the The Air Jordan VI’s design came from Michael Jordan’s slant nosed Porsche 911 Turbo and featured various design innovations. The influence can be seen in the fact that the shoe lacked a tip, or extra piece of material around the toe for durability. The clean toe look would become a staple of the line and basketball shoes in general. The large molded heel tab also mimicked the immense spoiler seen on the Porsche.
Other innovative features were the rubber tongue with finger holes which worked in conjunction with the large molded heel tab to make it easier for MJ to put the shoe on. Another design feature that would debut on the Air Jordan VI and would continue to be used in the Air Jordan line was the inner bootie sleeve which enhanced comfort and fit.
The Air Jordan VI carried over various design elements from its predecessor, such as the translucent sole, the visible Air-Sole unit, lace locks, and the use of 3M material which could be seen underneath the perforations on the shoe’s upper.
Off White-NW Maroon
Midnight Navy/Varsity Red-White
Black/Deep Infra Red
Black/Metallic Silver - Low
White/University Blue - low
White/Coral Rose - Wmns low
Black/Metallic Gold - “DMP”
White/Varsity Red-Green Bean-New Blue
Midnight Navy/White-Varsity Red-Metallic Gold
White/Black - “Premium 'Motorsports”
White/Black - “Oreo”
Black/Varsity Red-True Blue-Light Graphite
Black/Varsity Purple-White-Varsity Maize
White/Midnight Navy-Varsity Red
White/Metallic Gold-Gym Red
Infrared 23/Black-Infrared 23
Raw Umber/Chilling Red-Team Red-Metallic Gold
Pure Green/Metallic Gold-Chilling Red-Black
Black/Light Lucid Green-Tour Yellow
Varsity Red/Classic Green-Black-White
Varsity Red/Varsity Red-White
White/Ghost Green-Insignia Blue
Did you know, did you know, did you know?
- The upper of the Air Jordan VI was designed to depict the number 23.
- Singer Little Richard starred in a Nike commercial for the Air Jordan 6 as a genie who grants Mars Blackmon his wish to become Michael Jordan.
- Jordan won his first NBA title and Finals MVP by averaging 31.2 points, 11.4 assists, 6.6 rebounds, 2.8 steals, and 1.4 blocks per game.
- A boot version of the Air Jordan VI was designed by Tinker Hatfield for the 1992 Warner Bros. movie “Batman Returns”.