words // Brandon Richard
It seems like yesterday when the Redeem Team reestablished USA Basketball dominance, Michael Phelps swept swimming gold and China put on a show for the ages in Beijing, but the 2012 London Olympics are right around the corner. With that, you know several special sneakers are on the way, one rumored to be the highly popular "Olympic" Air Jordan Retro 6.
The "Olympic" 6 was worn by Team Jordan athletes Ray Allen and Vin Baker en route to a Gold Medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. In September of that year, they were released in limited quantities, available at select Jordan retailers and urban accounts. Over the years, the shoe has become one of the more sought after Jordan retros, prices reaching as high as $1,000 for a deadstock pair. To the delight of many collectors, it appears that the "Olympics" are set for another run this summer.
Here's a look at what is believed to be the 2012 "Olympic" Air Jordan Retro 6. Give or take a few differences with the leather and overall shape -- and a flipped colorblock of the forefoot midsole -- you're looking at a shoe that is pretty similar to the pair that dropped twelve years ago. As of now, they're rumored to be releasing in July, the month that the Summer Olympics begin. No confirmation on that just yet, but we'll keep you as informed as possible here at Sole Collector.
07/2012 Air Jordan Retro 6
Color: White/Midnight Navy–Varsity Red