I’m sure a psychologist would have something to say about the sheer number of Nike AJ’s on the market that pay homage to Michael’s three-peats. This new rendition of the AJ6 for 2020 was first released back in 2006 as part of a “Defining Moments Pack” that also included an Air Jordan 11 alongside the 6.

The pack was put out by Nike in honour of the three back to back championships – the first between 1991-1993 and another between 1996-1998. The dark colourway was a big hit back in the 90s and has grown into a retro classic, which is why it is making a comeback for a new audience.

Not much has changed with the design. Nike has felt no need to recreate the 90’s look for a newer market or felt the need to add any extra features to boost sales. Instead they are trusting that the popularity of the original look will still hold up today and both older fans and the new breed of NBA and sneaker fans will do their thing and get behind the release.

The black and metallic gold look is relatively simple. An almost complete black colourway is broken up with gold Jumpman branding on the tongue and heel as well as a gold rimmed heel tab and gold features on the midsole, surrounding a clean white inclusion on the heel and midsole.

The upper is constructed of sleek nubuck leather, premium leather and suede for a balanced matte and smooth look that helps layer the black colouring.

You can get your hands on a pair of the new Nike Air Jordan 6 “DMP” on April 18th from European retailers and on the Nike.com and Nike SNKRS app. If you miss out on release date head over to Laced’s online trainers platform for great prices on the resale market.