The Air Jordan 6 "Carmine" holds a special, albeit brief, moment in the annals of Air Jordan history. Arguably among the most audaciously colour-blocked Air Jordans in history, this fearless rendition of the VI model gave the the traditional Bulls colours a bolder identity. It arrived at a perfect time, seeing how MJ and Bulls won their first NBA Championship that summer, so Jordan had to set foot on his first campaign as a defending champion in style.
While the Air Jordan 6 is commonly associated for the first Championship season, the Carmine 6s didn’t appear on the court until the 1991-1992 season. Jordan opted for this colour way for most of the first-half of that season, permanently switching to the new Air Jordan 7 at the ’92 All-Star break. Although the Carmines itself don’t hold any specific ties to mid-air switches or ring ceremonies, they’re regarded as highly as the original Infrareds and have gone on to be a true statement sneaker thanks to its rather risky colour way.
As the years passed into retirement territory, the Carmines only grew in its mythical status. In the earlier part of the 2000s, the Air Jordan 6 was hotly coveted for its design and scarcity, and it wasn’t until 2008 that Jordan Brand decided to reintroduce the shoes to the public as part of the storied Countdown Package series. It again dropped in 2014 as a standalone Retro.
Keeping to the OG shape and materials, the Air Jordan 6 "Carmine" now feature Nike Air on the heel for the first time since that ’91 drop. Releasing on February 13th, 2021 for $200, we anticipated these to sell out as quickly as they appear in stock. See a detailed look at the shoes below and stay tuned for updates as near the release.