It’s widely known that Michael Jordan has a taste for the finer things in life, particularly automobiles.
In fact, legendary Nike designer Tinker Hatfield drew on MJ’s love for fast cars in his concepts for Jordan’s sneaker line several times over the years, notably in the Air Jordan 14.
But did you know it was the Air Jordan 6 that first brought to life some on-foot automotive inspiration.
Legend has it that Jordan’s Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet ‘Flat Nose’ was the catalyst for the design behind the AJ 6, the sneaker which His Airness wore when he secured his first NBA Championship.
You can see the likenesses in the toe of the shoe compared to the hood of the Porsche, and in the heel tabs that look like the car’s rear spoiler.
And what’s a fast car without a fast colorway? Lucky for you, Jumpman has just the right mix this summer with the Air Jordan 6 Retro ‘Electric Green.’
The Air Jordan 6 Retro ‘Electric Green’ incorporates an all-black suede upper, glow-in-the-dark outsoles and pops of the namesake Electric Green on the midsoles, heel tabs, tongue logos and lace locks.
The classic features we know and love from the AJ 6 – Visible Air, Jumpman insignia on the outsole and lace pockets – return in OG form as well.
Start your engines — the Air Jordan 6 Retro ‘Electric Green’ arrives in Men’s and Kids’ sizing on 6/5 at jdsports.com and in stores. Keep it locked to @jdsportsus for updated reservation details.