This weekend Jordan Brand will release a budding edition of the Air Jordan 6 Pinnacle, a striking metallic gold ode to Michael Jordan’s initial championship during the 1990-91 NBA season.
Following numerous championship attempts foiled by the likes of the Boston Celtics and the “Bad Boys” in Detroit, Jordan reached the top of the mountain while wearing the Air Jordan 6. Now, 25 years later, a new Air Jordan 6 marks the “Pinnacle” of his achievements at the time and the ongoing modernizing of his signature footwear collection.
For today’s edition of Nice Kicks Throwback Thursday, we travel back to that fateful season when the greatest player of all time tasted championship gold for the first time, and the footwear companion on his feet during his second MVP season.
The Air Jordan 6 released in five original colorways in 1991. Three of those five, by in large, were outfitted in Bulls coloring – Black/Infrared, White/Infrared and the “Carmine.” The remaining two pairs strayed greatly from traditional white, red and black shades in “Sport Blue” and “Maroon.” All have since retroed starting at the turn of the century in 2000, with the “Maroon” being the latest to retro with “Nike Air” branding in 2015. The Air Jordan 6 also represents the end of an era where Air Jordan’s were scored with “Nike Air” at the heel.