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The five legendary OG Colorways of the Air Jordan 6

September 18, 2021 9:00 PM
The five legendary OG Colorways of the Air Jordan 6

The Nike Air Jordan 6 has the winning gene! Michael Jordan won his first championship with this sophisticated basketball shoe in 1991. So this year, in 2021, we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Air Jordan 6, which of course has also changed more or less since then.

But what always comes back are the five legendary OG colorways of the Nike AJ 6. To celebrate the classic, here's the timeline of the OG colorways and all the info on when they were released and where you can still grab them.

Here is an overview of the currently available Nike Air Jordan 6 -



AIR JORDAN 6 | The OG Colorways + Releases



  • 1991
  • 2008
  • 2014
  • 2021


  • 1991
  • 2000
  • 2014
  • 2019


  • 1991
  • 2010
  • 2014


  • 1991
  • 2015
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  • 1991
  • 2014


MJ und AJ6


carmine 1991

The 1991 OG 'Carmine' was Michael Jordan's most worn shoe during his first championship season in 1991/1992.

The general special thing about the originals from 1991 is the still existing 'Nike Air' lettering including Swoosh as a heel tab.

All subsequent models are branded with the 'Jordan Logo', the 'Jumpman'.

mj final 1991

Nike AJ6 'CARMINE' was the most worn sneaker in MJ's first championship season. In the final game, however, he wore the 'INFRARED/BLACK'.


carmine 2008


In 2008, the next version of the 'Carmine' came in the course of the 'Countdown Packs'.

The launch of the special pack included all 22 AJ models released to date in their OG colorways.

Accordingly, the biggest difference is the special box and the 'Jumpman' as a heeltap.


carmine 2014


The biggest change from the 2008 to the 2014 model is again the light blue slightly transparent outsole.


carmine 2021

BASSH Guidelines

In the Remastered Edition of 2021 everything comes together: the lightblue outsole, the OG 'Nike Air' logo as heeltap and slightly better materials that are softer and more durable.

The 2021 'Carmine' Remastered is the first and only Nike Air Jordan 6 to feature the 'Nike Air' logo as a heeltap and was released after 1991.

Where to buy

The 2021 AJ6 is still available from retailers, but most models in an OG colorway can only be found on resell platforms such as StockX.

Nevertheless, you can get other models that were developed on the basis of the OG colorways:

In addition, we are expecting another colorway of the classic with the 'Midnight Navy' at the end of November:

Imagine you have a shoe on your foot similar to the one Michael 'Air' Jordan wore back then and you have the chance to take over his legacy. The latter is more than unlikely, of course, but nevertheless a really nice mental cinema that this shoe and its successors project into the minds of dreamers.

Either way, the Air Jordan 6 is a legendary silhouette that is revisited time and time again.

To make sure you don't miss out on the next releases, check the release calendar regularly.