The sneakers worn by Michael Jordan for his first NBA championship are expected to return in their original form next year.
According to @pinoe77, the "Black Infrared" Air Jordan 6 is yet another major release lined up for 2019. And for the first time since 2000, the sneaker will reportedly return with its OG-style Nike Air branding, a detail most recently seen on 2015's "Maroon" Jordan 6.
Retros of "Black Infrared" Air Jordan 6s have been more frequent than many colorways, releasing in a 2010 "Infrared Pack" and again as a standalone release in 2014, however neither of those iterations featured the Nike Air details.
The Air Jordan 6 OG "Black Infrared" has a current rumored release date of February 2019. The image above is the sneaker's 2000 retro, not what's on the way next year.
UPDATE (07/06): According to @zsneakerheadz, the "Infrared" Air Jordan 6 with Nike Air will return for All-Star Weekend on February 16, 2019 for a retail price of $200.
UPDATE (10/10): More images of upcoming "Infrared" Air Jordan 6 in GS sizing, courtesy of @leakingwop on Instagram. The pair in the images has not been officially confirmed to be authentic.
Air Jordan 6 AS "Infrared"
Release Date: 02/16/19
Style #: 384664-060