By Julian M.

This Black Friday marked the release for the 2014 version of the Air Jordan Retro 6 “Infrared”, but this is not the first time we see this sneaker retro’ed. This silhouette has seen a total of three retro releases since it’s original 1992 release. On the 2014 version some of the more noticeable differences is the one color that “pops” the most which are the infrared accents found throughout the midsole and on the heel tab. Since the 2000 version the color has evolved from a deeper , richer bright red color to what is now known as “Infrared 23” which has a more hot pink tone to it. The reason behind the change in color saturation could be Jordan brand’s way of preservation toward the original colorway of the shoe. Another huge difference has to be the branding of the heel counter, on this updated 2014 version the jumpman logo has replaced the iconic “Nike Air” branding shown on the 2000 version of the Jordan 6.  Where the appearance of the 2000 version closely resembles the original version of the shoe the 2014 has brought back one element that isn’t found on the 2000 retro, and that would be the hits of 3m that lay underneath the perforations on the upper. The construction of materials the upper on the 2014 version is better than what was found on more recent Jordan 6’s that had released in recent years but still fall short to Durabuck upper on the 2000 version. Lastly on this new version for 2014 the sole has been given that super icy blue sole maybe to extend to longevity of the fresh look, whereas the 2000 retro had more of a clear translucent sole that has no tint of blue. Check out the pics below to see some of the differences.

 

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