June 1, 2010 BY Aaron Hope
Much like ‘The Shot’ that flummoxed the Showtime Lakers during Michael Jordan’s first NBA Finals win, the Air Jordan VI Infrared Pack has become the stuff of legends. Skeptical sneakerheads thought the Infrareds were either a case of questionable lighting and/or customization, and with Varsity Red versions of both shoes releasing earlier this year, some simply couldn’t fathom this similar release. But when you consider that the black pair hasn’t retroed in a decade and the white joints have NEVER seen a retro release, it’s clear this package was long overdue.
The AJVI Infrared Pack is a double-box with both shoes arriving inside antistatic bags that you’re familiar with if you’ve ever built or upgraded a computer. These bags should prevent the inevitable oxidation that degrades vintage kicks, which means this pack might be indistinguishable from a retro another 20 years hence. Check out images of the unique packaging and some comparison shots between Varsity Red and Infrared after the jump, and get ready when they release as a Quickstrike on Saturday, June 19th. via Kix-Files