This year’s Air Jordan releases 2019 will mark the retail debut of an Air Jordan 6 “Flint” inspired by a similar colorway from the past. The “Flint” is one of Jordan Brand’s most recognized and well-known colorways that dates back to February 14th, 1998 when it debuted on the Air Jordan 13. This Air Jordan 13 iteration was released three days before Michael Jordan’s 35th birthday and was dressed up in a combination of Carolina Blue, Flint Grey, Navy and White. It was retroed and then re–retroed in 2005 and 2010, respectively. However, the upcoming Air Jordan 6 colorway mentioned here is inspired by an entirely different “Flint” colorway.
The “Flint” theme returns on one of next year‘s Air Jordan releases 2019. The Air Jordan 6 receives the “Flint” treatment in 2019. In case you don’t know and are wondering, flint happens to be a hard and tough, grey-colored sedimentary rock. It mostly consists of chert or pure silica and is a form/variety of quartz. This is actually not the first time that Jordan Brand has drawn inspiration from the color and texture of this rock for one of their sneaker colorways. In fact, “Flint” is one of Jordan Brand’s prevailing colorways that has previously appeared on a number of models other than the Air Jordan 6.
There is no denying that the Air Jordan 13 has an iconic status. Michael Jordan too had achieved an iconic status by 1997 and he was truly at a point in his career that he deserved the title of G.O.A.T. that is now kind of synonymous with him. By 1997, Michael Jordan had five NBA championships, four MVP awards and 5 Finals MVP awards under his belt. Despite not being worn by MJ much, the Air Jordan 13 had appeared in Spike Lee’s “He Got Game.” The “Flint” colorway had been one of the original ones of the Air Jordan 13 and it will be among 2017 Jordan releases. Continue reading Rumors Suggest That Jordan Brand May Drop The Jordan 13 “Flint” In 2017