Michael Jordan’s love for baseball is unquestioned and was immortalized in history when he retired from the NBA’s Chicago Bulls in 1993 and joined the Chicago White Sox organization. Though he didn’t spend quite enough time there to become the All-Star in the MLB that he desired to be, he did leave a foundation for converting his classic basketball shoes into cleats for his fellow dugout aficionados. In particular, the Brand Jordan Six Rings mash-up performance basketball shoe has seen more time in the dirt and turf than on basketball courts (as Sneaker Report has covered), but today, we’re showing you the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”-inspired basketball version.
Somewhat of a funky shoe in its 1990s color scheme, it’s no lesser than any other Jordan performance shoe that’s been made for play. There’s Zoom Air for responsive cushioning in both the forefoot and rearfoot (just as Jordan preferred), a protective rand that encircles the perimeter of the Six Rings, and a Velcro strap-enhanced clip eyelet attached near the ankle, all features that were inspired by prior models of the signature Air Jordan series, now known as Retro models of Air Jordans 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, and 14.
You may or may not dig the wild colors of the Six Rings that were adapted from the aforementioned Will Smith sitcom, but the shoe itself will give you all that you’ll require to play at a high level — just like a true Air Jordan has done for nearly 30 years.
The Jordan Six Rings will be available for $180 on October 19.