When it comes to their retro offerings, 2018 has been a Tinker Hatfield-heavy year for Jordan Brand. After the storied designer’s original Swooshed take on the Air Jordan 3 released in March and the Air Jordan Black Cat — an alternate take on the Air Jordan 13 — dropped in August, the Jumpman is turning to Tinker’s original ideas and sketches again, this time on the Air Jordan 6. The “Tinker” AJ6s don’t feature the vast differences in embellishment and construction as the 3s and the Black Cats — just an original Tinker-created colorway that never released — but they’re still interesting in and of themselves. White leather and grey nubuck are used for the majority of the shoe’s base, while navy and red on the tongue, throat, and midsole provide accents that are almost Olympic-like. The 6’s standard perforated detailing adds texture, and the shoe is finished off with a timeless icy blue outsole. Check out a full set of images below, and look for these new Jumpman Brand kicks to release October 6th at Fuel.

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The Air Jordan 6 UNC Black Flips the Script

The UNC color scheme is as much a part of the Jordan legacy as any other emblematic colorway. This upcoming Air Jordan 6 retro looks to continue this tradition. The high top Jumpman model flips the color scheme of most UNC or University Blue models and puts on a more somber look. The result is yet another unquestionable release day sell out.

The upper on this model is featured here in a Nubuck build, one of the more common base materials on the Air Jordan 6. The overwhelming majority of the shoe is in a total Black color scheme. The University Blue only makes an appearance in isolated details. For what it’s worth the color blocking scheme here is exactly the same as that of the Infrared iterations of the Air Jordan 6. The outsole, as always, is partitioned between rubber and icy translucent sections.

The usual Air cushioning bags are present here, squeezed into a polyurethane insole. It isn’t exactly premium impact protection, but you’ll hardly be bringing these out for pick up games anyhow.

Though it’s set to be a popular look, this colorway is also equipped with the season-appropriate material nubuck on the upper. Due out on December 2nd, don’t sleep on these!