The Classic Air Jordan “Infrared”

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There’s a reason why the Air Jordan “Infrared” is categorized as a classic sneak. Matter of fact, there are a few reasons why this sneaker is a classic. To begin, the Infrared’s are the sneakers that Jordan was wearing when he won his first NBA championship. It’s also one of the first sneakers whose aesthetic was inspired by a car.

The “Infrared” colorway of the Air Jordan 6’s are characterized by a black nubuck upper, with bright ‘infrared’ accents in the mid-sole. The outsole is translucent. There is also a hint of ‘infrared’ in the wing heel tip that was inspired by the Porsche Turbo.

As I am not too fond of the design of the six’s, these are a colorway I would most definitely rock. I highly appreciate the all black upper as it makes for a more subtle appearance as opposed to dual colors. Even though the lace locks are pretty elementary, they’re a nice touch on the sneaker. Not to mention, they had to the hints of ‘infrared’.

The Air Jordan “Infrared” made its debut to the market in 1991. In 2000, they were re-released in their “true form”. Maybe in the near future they’ll make another 21st century appearance. If they do, I just might cop a pair.

All in all, the Air Jordan “Infrared” will always be a legendary sneaker. Not for its classy aesthetics, but for the history that was made while the man himself was wearing them. And let’s not forget about the beginning legacy of sneakers that flaunt car parts. Yup, it began with the “Infrared’s”.

Source: Complex

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