During the 1990–91 season, in the
face of a cool adversity from their long-standing Detroit rivals, the Bulls
stayed strong to advance to The Finals for the first time ever. There, Jordan’s
mid-air elegance was put on full display. And it was while wearing a pair of
Air Jordan VIs that Michael Jordan claimed his first championship title.
The design of the AJ VI silhouette
was famously inspired by MJ’s German sportscar. It’s very essence conveyed
speed and class, laden with touches like a neoprene sleeve, a translucent
rubber sole and visible air. As if to validate these design decisions, the AJ
VI could be found on the feet of several of pop culture’s iconic figures during
its debut year.