Tinker Hatfield‘s original design of the Air Jordan 3 was a revelation to the sneaker community this year. It was, in context, alarming to a far greater degree than the past unearthing of his Air Max Zero, released for the first time decades following conception.
The “Tinker” 3s this past March were met with immediate success. A crowning release subsequently followed by a collaborative Justin Timberlake pair, saw much of its triumph hinged upon pure intrigue of a shoe foreign from the one we’ve known for 30 years. Now Swoosh branded with slightly varied paneling meant we were dealing with an entirely different shoe. Somewhat in opposition of that newness, the Air Jordan 6 “Tinker” is not a new shoe at all.
A traditional Air Jordan 6 through and through — like all pairs of the 1991 released sneaker — Tinker’s iteration is seen through the eyes of a familiar colorway that found fame on the Air Trainer SC High II. Colored in a primarily white base with soft grey underlays, much of this canvas is coated in premium leather while its midsole enters the fold in varying shades over a translucent outer. Red tongue construction ignites this time-honored style in which Michael Jordan won his first NBA championship.
Update 9/24: A closer look at the Air Jordan 6 “Tinker” has been revealed by @gc911. The shoe is said to release on October 6 for $190 USD.
Update 10/4: Official images of the Air Jordan 6 “Tinker” have been revealed. The shoe is inspired by Tinker Hatfield’s Air Trainer SC II of Bo Jackson fame. Look for the release on October 6.
Air Jordan 6 “Tinker”
Colorway: White/Infrared 23-Neutral Grey-White
Style #: 384665-104
Release Date: October 6, 2018