The Air Jordan VI in the ‘Olympic’ colorway seen during the 2000 Olympic Games on elite Jordan Brand player Ray Allen makes its first Retro return nearly identical to the original sneaker. The only difference from the original Retro+ pair to these are the updated materials we’ve come to expect from Air Jordan Retros these past few years and the switching of the white and midnight blue color on the midsole; basically where the blue originally was is now white and vice-versa. A minor detail I know, but definitely not enough to deter Air Jordan enthusiasts.
These are not to be confused with the faux patent leather multi-colored pair from the ’08 Olympic Games.
Aside from the midsole color panel switch, the 2012 Retro is identical to the original ‘Olympic’ Jordan VI from 2000. Personally, I welcome the change as this provides a way to differentiate this sneaker from the one from 2000. Seeing as this is the first time this sneaker is being re-released, don’t expect these to be on store shelves for very long so get to stores early to secure your pair.
The 2012 version of the Air Jordan VI – ‘Olympic’ hits retailers on Saturday, July 7th for $160.