Share This Page: Air Jordan 6 Retro 'Alternate '91' With players getting alternate team color colorways for their signature sneakers, Jordan is dropping an Air Jordan 6 in alternate hues. During the ’91 Finals, the Bulls were playing the Lakers, and Jordan injured his foot during the second game. After suffering the injury, the training staff asked if he wanted a special shoe to protect his foot or his AJ 6’s, and he responded with, “give me the pain.” His Airness and the Bulls took down the Lakers in five games, dismissing any doubt who was the king of the court. Jordan told designer Tinker Hatfield to be sure the AJ 6 had a clean toe, so Tinker reinforced the area around the toe to deliver on Jordan’s order. MJ also did not want a heel tab to touch his Achilles tendon, so the silhouette was designed with a molded heel tab and two holes in the tongue to assist in putting on the sneaker. The AJ 6 also saw the return of a solid rubber outsole, due to complaints of the AJ 5 having a slippery sole. Along with a perforated upper, Tinker had a stylized “23” stitched on as the overlays on this silhouette. The ‘Alternate ‘91’ AJ 6 is constructed with a Pure Platinum leather base and white leather overlays. Gym Red decorates this sneaker on the tongue, lace lock, liner, and pull tab. White Jordan branding hits the silhouette on the lace lock, tongue, heel, and insole. The sole unit features red, white and semi-translucent construction to stand out on the street. The Air Jordan 6 Retro ‘Alternate ‘91’ will be available on Saturday, March 11th, in stores only. Lace up in these kicks for $190 in men’s, $140 in grade schoolers’, $80 in preschoolers’, and $60 for toddlers’. The AJ 6 'Alternate '91' is coming to all stores. Check with you local City Gear for launch details. To find the store nearest to you check out our store locator.