January 17, 2013 BY John Kim / 42
What’s the blueprint for success? Jordan Brand thinks the Air Jordan VI has a lot of input on that, and they wouldn’t be so far off with that thought considering Jordan’s first NBA Championship came during the Air Jordan VI. Here’s a first look at the Jordan Blueprint that is now renamed the Jordan Flight Club ’91 that we first previewed back in June; it relies on the Air Jordan VI as the base, while using a completely redesigned upper that sorta update the Air Jordan VI upper, using a Huarache-like hole at the ankle. Thoughts on this upcoming Jordan Brand release, or the apparent formula of recycling a midsole and re-creating an upper for a “new” design? Peep the full shot below and chime in with your comments.
Jordan Flight Club ’91
Photo: johnandrew13 on NT
Tags: Jordan Blueprint
Sneaker Restorers everywhere rejoice..... they can FINALLY do a sole swap on old 6s without using other 6s! They just need to make more "OG" colorways of this. Looks nice as is, but they need to do other colorways as well for me to make a more complete judgement on these shoes.
hybrid is not the same as fusion. hybrid is where something is changed and fusion is where two things are combined to make one. that should be pretty obvious.
Dope colorway, a nice change up, sometimes you just get tired of wearing retros, not to mention this might be a decent shoe to ball/workout in.
note to all: the "Blueprint" name attached to this shoe actually stands for more than you think..it was originally named the "Blueprint" because it was the precursor to the AJ6..this was actually the first rendition of the AJ6 way back; hence the nick name "Blueprint" because that would make it a blueprint for the AJ6..just a fun fact for everyone to know before they start calling them hybrids, fusions, and recycled garbage..these are basically an original design by Tinker Hatfield himself..
Their not BAD... don't kno if I would buy a pair. But they look like they have potential. Gotta see more pix... love dat knick cw tho
See they mess up when using pieces from the air jordan line. Just irks me. Not a bad shoe overall though.
doesnt look bad AT ALL in my opinion. In fact if this had more and better colourways, it can be very sucessful...
these are not bad for HYBRIDS! but i know people will comment how these are fusions when they are not. but i likes. i want to see more of these HYBRIDS. my question is if penny can have success with hybrids why cant jordans. people need to start opening their minds to new things! nothing is wrong with these at all.
@dyvrsity here let me save you the trouble: these shoes suck ass
I like the way it looks too. A different colorway would be nice but can't hate... IMO.
@EvanCournoyer In my mind that makes it worse. It's the discarded design that the designer scrapped and evolved into a better, more concise design that they ultimately released. Jordan Brand is basically saying "these weren't good enough for you back in '91, but we'll sell them to you now"
@EvanCournoyer well to me their hybrids because they are using the base of the 6s and building on top of that. just like they did with the penny lwp and others before. if you read the article they call them the blueprints because the 6s was the start of jordan championship. he won his first title against the lakers with the 6s and like the article say, they using the base of the 6s in hopes of starting a new successful jordan HYBRID line.
@dopeman978 The term "hybrid" is essentialy the same thing as the term "fusion" google it if you don't believe me or look them up in a dictionary
@TheOddestFuture @dopeman978 @EvanCournoyer Anyone who is literate would have read @EvanCournoyer 's comment and known we're not talking about historical context, we're referring to the design process of the shoe.
@Da_Real_Big_Infinite what up big inf.. knicks ? naww