Nike and Jordan’s yearly collaboration with the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital has raised a large sum of money for the hospital and produced many a highly-regarded sneaker since its inception in 2004. Although many of the collaborative Nike models have their place in sneaker history, few would disagree that when it comes to Doernbecher shoes nothing tops the Jordans. With every Jordan from the Air Jordan 1 all the way to the Air Jordan 13 (with the exception of the Air Jordan 11) being used as a collaborative canvas for the charitable project, classic Jumpman silhouettes have always held an esteemed place in the pantheon of Doernbecher collaborations. Now, reports that the Doernbecher Air Jordan 6—one of the most beloved Doernbecher models of all time—may be returning later this year as part of the annual slate of collaborative releases have surfaced.
Much like the holiday Air Jordan 11s, Nike’s Doernbecher Collection is one of the most hyped releases every year. While we wait for this year’s lineup to be revealed, we take a look back at two previous colorways.
The Air Jordan 6 Doernbecher made its debut as part of the Freestyle Collection back in 2009 designed by Doernbecher patient Jordan Dark. It featured a Blue suede upper with Red and Gold accents for an “Olympic” styled-vibe completed with clear outsoles.
Designing an Air Jordan. It’s every kid’s dream. For Jordan Dark, that dream was made possible over the past year as he was selected to participate in the latest Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle project. He was told he could pick any material, any pattern, and infuse any details and touches specific to his life. He tapped into his high school colors, touched on his trying chemo dates, and even referenced the classic pre-game phrase of the Chicago Bulls. His shoe also is proudly the first-ever Air Jordan VI with an all-translucent outsole. With a rich suede upper and bonded panels, Jordan was actually surprised with a custom pair all his own that featured red contrast stitching. A last minute request of his that couldn’t be changed in time for production, the Jordan Brand team had just enough time to make one pair for Jordan.
The Air Jordan 3 was designed by patient Cole Johnson, a teen cancer survivor from the 2010 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection. Back in 2013, the Air Jordan 3 DB also saw a limited re-release.
Looking back at these Air Jordan Doernbecher models, which do you guys think was the better release? Cast your vote below and let us know your thoughts in the comments section.
Jordan Brand has used their popular Air Jordan 6 silhouette in multiple packs as well as a few collaboration. Showcased today is the “Slam Dunk” and “Cigar” releases.
The Air Jordan 6 “Slam Dunk” rendition was a unique collaboration between Jordan Brand and Japanese artist Takehiko Inoue, creator of the Slam Dunk cartoon series. It came in an all-red upper with imagery from the 31-volumed manga series.If you look closely, the Air Jordan 6 Slam Dunk has tonal 3M red characters throughout the uppers from the magna which are subtle on the red base. The brand will also use a white midsole, translucent sole, tongue and heel tab.
From the Air Jordan 6 “Champagne and Cigar” Pack that celebrates Michael Jordan’s first championship in 1991, the year he wore the model of the shoe. Looking back at the “Cigar” colorway, this release features a Brown leather upper to mimic the look of a cigar with Metallic Gold, Maroon and Bright Red accents. Finishing of the theme was a championship ring lacelock added to each shoe.The Air Jordan 6 “Championship Cigar” features a Rich Brown leather upper with Crimson and Infrared accents, Gold lace locks, embossed heel stamp, and a cork insole. The Air Jordan 6 “Championship Champagne” features a Green patent leather upper with Gold accents and lace locks, sitting atop a Black and Gold speckled midsole finished with a translucent tongue, heel tab and outsole. Having already shared both individual and group shots of the previously mentioned duo, we’ve got another look for you all to enjoy. Whether you like to pop bottles or light one up, a cigar that is, these forthcoming offerings have both of your vices covered
Looking back at both, which would you guys consider was the better release? Cast your vote below and leave your thoughts in the comments section.
Jordan Brand will be celebrating Chinese New Year with the Air Jordan 6 CNY for January 2018.The Chinese New Year also known as the Spring Festival is one of the biggest event celebrated in China. The festival lasts for about 23 days, ending on the 15th day of the first lunar month in the following year in the Chinese calendar. During the festival, houses are clean spotless, red posters with poetic verses are put on doors, red lanterns adorn many people’s homes. It’s also a time where many people visit their relatives. The climax comes in the evening of Spring Festival Eve where people set off fireworks and firecrackers to cast away bad luck and attract good luck.
Today ,we got one .
Air Jordan 6 CNY Reviews-For the box, it is simply and there are the details for the side
For the material : you can kind of recognize all the elements of the Festival on it, the most notable one being the fireworks and firecrackers in the upper . that is might not be the finished product and the mesh material of the upper , the breathability is great , I can feel the air through the shoe .
For the supporting:the special design of the firework Embroidery and the material offer the great supporting if you want some material support and flexibility along the upper then this type of setup would work as far as materials are concerned. it the best one that you choose
For the traction : air jordan 6 used the a specific traction pattern that followed the last versionif kept clean they are actually very good at keeping your foot planted on the floor no matter what you were doing,Personally I use a traction mat but you can easily bring a lint roller or a roll of duct tape with you to quickly remove debris from the sole.that is great.
For the cushioning,it has been with the Air Jordan design , The cushioning is dense and it has been did perfect job.air jordans plenty to choose from and can be catered to your specific needs
Overall , It’s a shoe that offers many great attributes while falling short on others and the special firework Embroidery provide the holiday joy for tradition Chinese spring. Don’t miss it