The Air Jordan 6 “Maroon” Finally Gets a Release Date

Air Jordan VI Maroon

The Air Jordan 6 “Maroon” originally debuted in 1991. In the 24 years since, the sneaker is one of the few Air Jordans that’s never gotten a retro release. Earlier this year, rumors indicated that the rare AJ 6 iteration would make its long-awaited return as one of the Jordan Brand’s Holiday 2015 releases. Thanks to the J23 iPhone app, we now have a release date for the coveted Maroon 6s that you can’t afford to miss.

Following talk of the Air Jordan 6 “Maroon” dropping some time in October, a tweet from @J23App has ended the speculation by revealing an actual drop date for the OG sneaker’s very first retro release. The Maroon 6s are officially set to drop on December 5.

True to its original form, the AJ 6 “Maroon” sports a white base with hits of maroon on the midsole, tongue and heel. The 2015 iteration will also see the return of the classic “Nike Air” branding on the back shoe. This marks only the second time Nike will release an Air Jordan Retro with the OG Nike logo since the early 2000s (the Air Jordan 3 “88” being the first).

While a rumored price tag for the Air Jordan 6 “Maroon” put them at $220, there’s no official price confirmed as of yet. One thing is for sure, it won’t be easy to get a pair. The Jordan release may even be cause for some sneakerheads to pass up on the competition’s new Yeezy Boost colorway arriving just a week prior.

Stay tuned to STASHED for more Air Jordan updates.


Photo Credit: Jumpman 23

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Nate Santos

A born and bred New Yorker, Nate was raised on '90s hip-hop and AND1 streetball mixtapes. In his early college years, he began writing for music blogs and YRB Magazine, while working one of the scummiest jobs known to man, mobile phone sales. He later joined The SOURCE as a Contributing Editor for the print magazine and He has written for XXL magazine, and, among other media outlets. On occasion, he still loses sleep over Game 7 of the 1994 NBA Finals. He often copes with the stress of being a lifelong Knicks fan by adding to his sizable sneaker collection or watching a George Carlin stand-up special.