September 20, 2010 BY Aaron Kr.
News of the Air Jordan VI/XVII Collezione Package was music to the ears as it gave Jordan-heads the opportunity to own a pair of the Air Jordan VI Carmine (a suede version of the Jordan XVII didn’t hurt either). We’d like to announce that the Carmine VI and the suede XVII is coming back together, but not in a way you might’ve expected. Here’s a Sneaker News Exclusive look at the Air Jordan 6-17-23 in Black, Carmine, and White; it features both pairs from the VI/XVII Collezione Package cross-hybridized into one shoe, with each Jordan model expressing co-dominance on the design of the shoe. Carmine red can be seen on the upper panels with black suede laid above as well as on the toe, with a white panel on the heel.
The silhouette of the shoe certainly takes after the Air Jordan VI parent but the XVII can bee seen on the midsole, which features the same midfoot plate, as well as on the upper vents and Jazz-inspired graphic on the tongue, which also features the corduroy-like ribbed fabric. A look at the bottom sole and you’ll see hints from both the Air Jordan VI given by the dotted translucent outsole and the Air Jordan XVII based on the golf-course inspired traction. Jordan Brand’s newest hybrid endeavor involves combining two Legacy models with number designations summing up to 23, and at this point the 6-17-23 looks to be the first of such releases – with the Carmine colorway arriving in February 2011. Continue reading for a gallery of images of the Air Jordan 6-17-23 and let us know what you think of the design.