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One of the most sought for hybrids on the market, the Jordan 6 Rings is the next in line for a review this week. This sneaker falls in the same category with the Dub Zero , Jumpman 2021 , Legacy 312 and Stay Loyal, as hybrid sneakers built with various elements from the Jordan retro line. It was first released in 2008 and since then it has been brought back many times in various colorways. As the name suggests it is a homage to the sneakers MJ wore during his 6 winning championship runs, from ‘91-’93 and then again after his comeback from ‘96-’98.

How They Fit

The pair we got is a 2022 release, the “Concord ” colorway that is an AJ 11 reference already complemented by the patented mudguard and rand. Jordan brand kept the original look of the box in its effort to make it a throwback to the retros of that era. Out of the box they fit a bit snug and a bit difficult to put on due to the extra padding in the heel area. They fit small so going a half size up was best for me.  They are pretty lightweight given the upper materials and that they are a mid top sneaker. If not sure about your size you can check out our Jordan size chart here.


The upper of the Jordan 6 Rings we got features a solid mesh upper combined with patented leather. The mesh material is placed to provide some air flow while also enhancing flexibility. The pattern for the mesh the from AJ11 and one that we’ve seen before at another hybrid, the Jordan Aura. The patented leather from the AJ11 dominates the upper layout but more discrete elements from the other retros are present throughout; the AJ 6 heel pull tab and laces front lock piece, the AJ 7 side perforations for more breathability, the AJ 8 circular patch on the tongue and side velcro straps, the AJ 12 by the tongue lettering and lastly the AJ 14 by the logo in the forefront. Overall the upper offers a nice lockdown fit enhanced by the side straps and plenty of room in the toe box area which makes it a good fit for even those with wider feet. The heel padding surely adds some extra to the snug fit of this shoe but it may take a bit of time to get used to it, especially because it gets a bit in the way when you try to put these on. Otherwise all the elements from older models blend quite nicely and effectively to create a very comfortable shoe. 

Sole Unit 

The sole unit is pretty much identical to the one from the Air Jordan 13 with a minor difference, the carbon fiber plate on the outsole being replaced by a TPU one with a similar look. Given how appreciated the 13s were on the court this is good news for those eyeing the 6 Rings model. This means that it features a Zoom unit in the heel area and one in the forefront, a technology that is very much in sync with many more recent models. The midsole is made of Phylon foam which offers the right amount of bouciness and energy return. We were not surprised to conclude during our short review that the Jordan 6 Rings is still a quite competitive basketball shoe which makes it even better than many other classics. In fact it has become over time the preferred basketball shoe for those who prefer to keep their retros from being destroyed on the court. It is a durable shoe that offers great stability and it is very supportive all while boosting a cool, retro look. 

Bottom Line 

To conclude our Jordan 6 Rings review, this is a sneaker that gained its place among the best hybrids from the brand. It is very much a great shoe for basketball as well as for everyday wear. It offers support for long hours and great stability and traction when used for athletic activities. It is a sneaker that will continue to reappear on the market with new and old colorways. However, if you’re looking for a more modern look you can check out the newer Jordan styles like the Nike Zoom Freak 4 or Jordan  Luka 1

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