“Woof!” indeed, sneakerheads. They may not be the prettiest kicks on the block, but Nike would be darned to not take a crack at releasing its own Chinese Lunar New Year special, selecting the Air Jordan VI Retro to receive the festive treatment.
While many have looked to man’s best friend in concocting marketing ploys to celebrate the Year of the Dog, Nike’s Air Jordan 6 Retro CNY does away with the canine symbolism, and instead adorns the basketball shoe with gold detailing, floral embroidery, and firework motifs on its textile accents.
Will it bring prosperity to your 2018? Unlikely. Would MJ be caught dead in this? Doubt it. But its foam midsole, encapsulated Air unit, and rubber tread will ensure you don’t slip on the salty tears of those with buyer’s remorse when these are all gone from the shelves.
Available for SGD 349 from January 13, 9am at nike.com.