Michael Jordan’s relationship with Gatorade is almost as important as his relationship with Nike. In 1991 (the year of the Air Jordan 6), MJ became Gatorade’s first endorser and produced the iconic ‘Be Like Mike’ ad, paving the way for more successful sports drinks. Jordan Brand planned on dropping an Air Jordan 6 to honor the relationship this month but the release has been pushed to later this year.
Sporting a similar look to the ‘Carmine’ 6s (the shoe MJ wore in the Gatorade ad), the shoe has a White, Orange, and Green colorway. Additional features highlight the famous ad with the ‘If I Could Be’ slogan on the inner tongues, Gatorade insoles, and lace-locks that mimic the Gatorade bottles.
The Air Jordan 6 Gatorade was originally scheduled to drop on October 28th, but the announcement was just made that the release has been pushed back to December 16th. Also, look out for future Gatorade-inspired Jordans including a Green suede Jordan 6 and four Air Jordan 1s.
We don’t have a release date just yet, but it’s assumed that it will release alongside the Jordan VI and I in December. Stick with JordansUnveil.com for more info as it is announced.