Michael Jordan is known by many different nicknames but perhaps his most popular one has always been “Air Jordan,” the one that served as a source of inspiration for his signature sneaker and sneaker line. In the history of the NBA, Michael Jordan’s slam dunks are definitely the best known and most recognized, so much so that he even won the Slam Dunk competition twice in a row. Every time he leaped and soared through the air to make a dunk, it seemed like he was defying gravity. However, another popular nickname of his that has also inspired several Air Jordan colorways is “Black Cat.”
Apart from his incredible gravity defying dunks, Michael Jordan was known for possessing black cat-like reflexes. Even other kids would call him “black cat” when he was growing up. However, Tinker Hatfield never knew about MJ’s this particular nickname until he watched a tape of the G.O.A.T. performing on the court in order to get some inspiration for the Air Jordan 13. It was after watching the tape that Tinker realized how Michael’s movements were quite feline, quite cat-like, which is how he ended up designing the Air Jordan 13’s soles to resemble a cat’s paws.
There is no denying that Jordan Brand’s lineup of Holiday 2016 Air Jordan releases is definitely growing and it includes an Air Jordan 6 iteration that is inspired by Michael Jordan’s “Black Cat” nickname. Courtesy of Instagram user @iamchickenwop, numerous detailed photos of the actual sneaker are now available to be viewed. From the looks of it, the sneaker does appear black cat-like with Black covering the perforated uppers and a majority of the soles. Of course, parts of the midsoles are also clean White, while the 3M reflective accents can also be spotted.
With a couple of months still left until the Holiday Season officially begins, sneakerheads will have to continue waiting for the time being. In fact, they will have to wait till the end of this year, until New Year’s Eve, because this Air Jordan 6 “Black Cat” is scheduled to hit the shelves at select Jordan Brand and Nike retailers on December 31st of this year.
Air Jordan 6 “Black Cat”
Release Date : December 31st,2016
384664-020 | $190