Back in June 2015, while half of that year still remained, Jordan Brand decided to some early unveiling of their Spring 2016 releases that were scheduled to be dropped the year after. When it comes to integral retro releases, Jordan Brand always tends to be well-prepared. As a tribute to Player Exclusive sneakers, Jordan Brand whipped up a jaw-dropping “Alternate” collection. It included An Air Jordan 2 87, an Air Jordan 4 89 and an Air Jordan 5 90, all three dressed up in alternate Chicago Bulls color schemes. The Air Jordan 6 “Alternate,” which basically follows the same theme as 2016’s “Alternate”, finally made its retail debut last week.
Earlier last month, Jordan Brand dropped a colorway of the Air Jordan 8 that was a part their “Take Flight” Pack. However, neither was the Air Jordan 8 “Take Flight” the only colorway of the model that arrived at retailers last month, nor is the Air Jordan 6 featured here the only “Alternate” release of 2017. The Air Jordan 8 “Alternate” arrived at retailers on February 25th, 2017 and its color scheme resembled that of Jordan Brand’s Bugs Bunny-themed releases from the past. Of course, it actually drew inspiration from the Chicago Bulls, so its predominantly clean White uppers Black- and Red-colored detailing throughout.
The Air Jordan 6 is also quite similar, both following the concept of alternate Chicago Bulls-inspired colorways and sporting a Bugs Bunny-esque color scheme. The uppers of this Air Jordan 6 also have a seemingly plain white base, but there also appear to be synthetic nubuck portions that are dressed up in Light Grey. Its uppers are not only covered perforations of varying sizes, but Gym Red-color detailing can also be spotted throughout. Additionally, each inner tongue has “1991” stitched onto it in special text.
The global retail debut of the Air Jordan 6 “Alternate” finally took place on March 11th, 2017. While the sneaker already arrived on eBay and Stadium Goods prior to its official release, but it should now also be available at Nike.com and retailers like Allike, ENDTime, Foot District, Sneakernstuff, and many others.
Air Jordan 6 “Alternate”
White/Pure Platinum-Gym Red
Release Date: March 11th, 2017
384664-113 | $190