As many readers might be familiar, the Chinese Zodiac or Sheng Xiao is based on a 12-year cycle, with each year in the cycle corresponding to a specific animal sign. The Chinese lunar calendar is used to determine the animal sign that corresponds to a particular year. For instance, 2017 was the Year of the Rooster, or more specifically the Year of the Fire Rooster. The next Year of the Rooster will be 2041. As for 2018, it will be the Year of the Dog. To celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Dog, it seems that the Jordan releases 2018 an Air Jordan 6 “Chinese New Year.”
The Year of the Dog will begin on February 16th, 2018. In the 12-year Chinese Zodiac cycle, the Dog happens to be the 11th animal sign. The dog is considered quite a favorable animal by the Chinese. In the Chinese Zodiac, each of the 12 animal signs also corresponds with one of 5 elements, and each of these five elements repeats after a 60-year cycle. As mentioned, 2017 was the Year of the Fire Rooster. Similarly, 2018 will be the Year of the Earth Dog. People born in the Year of the Dog are believed to possess positive characteristics like cleverness, courage, liveliness, loyalty and responsibility.
The remainder of Air Jordan releases 2017 for the second half of the year will apparently include several different Air Jordan 6 releases, such as the “Gatorade,” “UNC” and “Wheat” colorways. Next year, it will 26 years since the Air Jordan 6 debuted back in 1991 and Jordan Brand seems to have chosen it for the annual Chinese New Year release. The photo above is not actually of the “Chinese New Year” colorway of the Air Jordan 6. However, it will reportedly be dressed up in a combination of Black, Metallic Gold, Summit White, and multiple other colors.
There is a possibility that the sneaker might be a China-exclusive release, but fortunately, the sneakerheads there will actually be able to rock a pair on the day of the Chinese New Year 2018. It is being reported and rumored that January’s Jordan releases 2018 will include the Air Jordan 6 “Chinese New Year,” which might actually hit the shelves on January 27th, 2018.
Air Jordan 6 “Chinese New Year”
Black/Multi-Color/Summit White/Metallic Gold
Release Date: January 2018
AA2492-021 | $250