Sneakerheads who have a budding Nike sneaker collection are probably familiar with the Pantone color scheme. For those who do not know what Pantone means or what it really is, it refers to the standardized Pantone color matching/numbering system that is utilized to identify colors. When the colors are standardized, a Pantone numbered color can be referenced by various manufacturers without directly interacting with each other. This ensures that colors being used match and are standardized. In fact, there is an entire Pantone solids palette. The hue that can be seen covering this brand new Air Jordan 6 iteration featured is also from the “Pantone” solids palette.
The fact of the matter is that there are a total of 1,114 colors that are included in the Pantone solids palette. Either a three or four digit number with a suffix of C, M, or U is assigned to each color so that they can be identified. The Pantone system was originally designed to be used by those in the graphics industry, but now a large variety of industries are using the solids palette, and it is the most commonly used Pantone colors palettes. In the beginning of this year, Nike had even dropped pastel-hued renditions of the Air Force 1 that were dressed up in Rose Quartz and Serenity, the Pantone “Colors of the Year” for 2016.
Spring 2017 will mark the release of numerous different Air Jordan 6 Retro colorways and the one seen here will also be among them. While this may not be apparent from the looks of it, but this one is actually being reported as a girls-exclusive iteration. Not surprising that it has been dubbed “Pantone,” the sneaker is almost entirely dressed up in a Light Blue shade, while it is equipped with all-White midsoles and icy translucent outsoles.
The photos that can be seen here are official ones from Jordan Brand, so this sneaker will indeed hit the shelves. Judging from the latest reports, this Air Jordan 6 Retro “Pantone” will supposedly arrive at retailers among the Spring Jordan releases 2017.
Air Jordan 6 Retro “Pantone”
Release Date: March 2017
543390-407 | $140