As sneakerheads recall, one of Spring 2016’s biggest Jordan releases were the three sneakers from the “Alternate” collection that were unveiled back in June 2015. Last year was not even halfway through when Jordan Brand had unveiled these Spring 2016 Air Jordan releases. When it comes to the most integral retro releases, Jordan Brand has always been well-planned. The “Alternate” collection paid homage to Player Exclusive sneakers. The collection included the Air Jordan 2, Air Jordan 4 and the Air Jordan 5, all of which were dressed up in alternate early Chicago Bulls-themed color schemes. In 2017, Jordan Brand will also drop an “Alternate” iteration of the Air Jordan 6.
One of the most recent alternate Air Jordan sneaker was not even exactly designed by Jordan Brand and it never ended up hitting the shelves. The sneaker being referred to is the Air Jordan 7 “Doernbecher” Alternate. The Nike Doernbecher Freestyle Collection was unveiled in Portland back in October 2016. Damien Phillips was among the children selected to design the special Air Jordan sneakers. However, along with designing the Air Jordan 7 “Doernbecher,” he designed an alternate version as well. Only two pairs of the sneaker were produced and the individual prices at which they were auctioned off eventually totalled up to a record-setting $46,000.
As of lately, Jordan Brand has been bringing out unreleased sample iterations of its iconic models from the model, and also introducing some of the most luxurious lifestyle renditions and silhouettes. The sneaker featured here, which is scheduled to join the March Air Jordan releases 2017, falls under the sample category since it resembles last year’s Air Jordan 6 “Maroon” to quite an extent. This “Alternate” colorway has uppers made up of a micro-perforated leather and smooth nubuck, dressed up predominantly in Pure Platinum for a clean look. Instead of Maroon, Gym Red-colored detailing can be spotted throughout this sneaker, which is also equipped with icy translucent outsoles that have a Blue-colored tint.
Despite not featuring the “Nike Air” branding, it is still going to be one the biggest Air Jordan releases 2017. It is being reported that the Air Jordan 6 “Alternative” is going to make its retail debut on March 11th, 2017, but a retail price has not been announced yet.
Air Jordan 6 “Alternative”
White/Pure Platinum-Gym Red
Release Date: March 11, 2017
384664-113 | $190