Kanye’s Unreleased Air Jordan 6 Homage to His Mother Surfaces

In 2007, just months after the release of Graduation, Kanye West’s mother, biggest inspiration and biggest fan, Donda West, passed away.

The untimely death would spark both a personal low point and creative explosion for Kanye who shortly after made 808s & Heartbreak and dug deeper into his pursuits in fashion. Created as an homage during the same era the Nike Air Yeezy 1 would’ve been produced is the unreleased Air Jordan 6 Donda West.

Unearthed by @NikeAirJordanVI, the celebratory sneakers hail from 2008. A size 12 promo pair points to being produced for Kanye himself.

While these obviously never released, Ye’s ties to the Air Jordan 6 run deep.

Over the course of his career, from his College Dropout liner notes to his last days with Nike, the AJ6 has proven a seminal silo in his style arsenal.

Kanye West in the Air Jordan 6
Kanye West in the Air Jordan 6

Some may even remember the Nike Air Yeezy 1 sample crafted with a Jordan 6 sole.

So, playing to Kanye’s personal tastes in Jordans and paying homage to his late mother, this unreleased 6 PE features a white leather upper with red accents, graphic print and the lyrics to Kanye’s “Roses” song on the insole.

Very rare, Don C is the only person who had ever been spotted with this shoe until now.

See this unreleased PE for Kanye in all its glory below.

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