Drops 20 Jul 2024
As the global sports community sets its sights on Paris 2024, sneaker culture always has its eyes on the footwear component of the Games. Though there will likely be a slew of new performance options on offer, whispers of a classic's return will likely be the talk of the town — or in 2024's case, the conversation in the City of Love.
The Air Jordan 6 “Olympic,” a model steeped in basketball heritage, is rumored to be coming back, igniting the excitement of Jordan enthusiasts worldwide.
The legacy of the Jordan 6 “Olympic” is rich, harking back to an era when Jordan Brand's releases were more sporadic and coveted. Although Michael Jordan himself never sported this particular model during the Sydney 2000 Games, Ray Allen upheld its Olympic legacy on the court. Its re-release in 2012, commemorating the 20th anniversary of Jordan's majestic stint with the Dream Team in Barcelona '92, rekindled its glory among fans.
Diverging from the well-known “Infrared” style's nubuck composition, the Olympic 6s boast a robust leather upper. They adopt “Midnight Navy” overtones that grace the forefoot and side profiles, reminiscent of the “Carmine” color-blocking. This navy hue extends to the sneaker's tongue and the sporty heel clip, subtly mirrored in the sole unit's detailing. “Varsity Red” elements infuse energy into the lace toggles and branding, deviating from the typical “Nike Air” text and adding a unique touch to this Olympic iteration.
Given the model's historical significance, closely tied to Jordan's first NBA title three-peat, the forthcoming reissue is expected to adhere faithfully to the original's design blueprint. Such authenticity is not just anticipated but required, as the sneaker represents a pivotal piece of basketball history.
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As we edge closer to the 2024 Olympic Games, scheduled from July 26th to August 11th, fans are advised to stay vigilant for more details surrounding this iconic re-release.
This pair is just one of many Air Jordan releases previewed for the year ahead, all of which you can check out here on our comprehensive Air Jordan Release Dates CalendarInfo via @zSneakerheadz and @Sneakerfiles.