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 (01/24): New images have surfaced of the 2019 retro release of the "Infrared" Air Jordan 6 featuring OG branding, courtesy of Spanish boutique Sivasdescalzo.
UPDATE (01/30): Kith has announced it will be releasing the "Black Infrared" Air Jordan 6 retro a couple weeks early. The exclusive launch will take place on Friday, Feb. 1 at Kith Manhattan. It will be dropping alongside a capsule of matching apparel including basketball shorts, hoodies, and a Gore-Tex jacket. Store-goers will also be treated to a special installation coinciding with the drop.
UPDATE (01/31): Official images of 2019's "Black Infrared" Air Jordan 6 retro have surfaced, courtesy of Nike.
Air Jordan 6 "Infrared"
Release Date: 02/16/19
Style #: 384664-060