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History of the Air Jordan 6 “Doernbecher” and Why It’s Still One of the Most Coveted Sneakers of All Time


On November 11th, 2009 the Air Jordan 6 Doernbecher was released and (in my opinion) set the bar for all other releases of its kind. Inspired by the Atlanta Braves, who won the National League the same year as Jordan’s first championship, Oregon resident Jordan Dark became the latest participant in the Doernbecher Campaign, expressing his design philosophy in a sneaker. Dark re-created one of the more popular Air Jordan designs, adding a Navy suede upper paired with Red and Gold accents alongside baseball stitch details and a number 1 embroidered on the heel.


Created By: Jordan Dark
Hometown: Mt. Angel, Oregon
Health issue: Ewing’s sarcoma
Personal: Shy on the outside, shiny on the inside
Shoe: Air Jordan VI Retro, $165

Photo below of Jordan Dark on stage showing his Air Jordan 6 to an audience.

The Air Jordan DB 6 is regarded as one of THE BEST Doernbecher’s to have ever released and is still one of the most sought after sneakers in collecting history.

The shoe has a current value of $1,500 – $1,800 on the secondary market.

What are your thoughts on the DB 6? Where does it rank on your top 10 list? Let us know in the comments below.