In early 2020, the world tuned in to ESPN’s “The Last Dance” docs-series, which brought newfound attention to Michael Jordan’s signature sneaker line. Models like the Air Jordan 13 were remembered for playing a pivotal role in #23’s final NBA championship run, with its “Playoffs” colorway recently landing on the Jordan 6 Rings, a hybrid design that combines every silhouette in which the Chicago Bulls-legend won a ring.
While similar in height to the AJ 13, the upcoming sneakers make their most obvious nod to Tinker Hatfield’s design via the panther paw-inspired sole unit. “Black,” “University Red” and “Vibrant Yellow” also come together in an identical color-blocking to the “Playoffs” style that debuted in the 1998 NBA All-Star Game. Components borrowed from the Air Jordan 6 and Air Jordan 8 – worn by MJ during his first and third NBA title runs, respectively – dabble in some of the color way’s scarce, but vibrant flair, leaving the remainder of the shoes to enjoy a mostly stealthy look.
No firm Nike.com release date has been disclosed by the brand, but that’s likely to change soon. In the meantime, enjoy official images of the sneakers ahead.
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Jordan 6 Rings "Playoffs"
Release Date: 2022
Color: Black/Varsity Red/White/Vibrant Yellow
Mens: N/A Style Code: 322992-063Grade School: N/A Style Code: 323419-063