Adding up to the legendary sum of 23, the Air Jordan VI and the Jordan XVII were fused together in 2011 to make the Jordan 6-17-23. This weekend the 6-17-23 will release again in the heralded “Infrared 23″ colorway that has graced numerous AJ retro releases including the VI. Though the shoes are 11 Air Jordan models apart, when seen fused together, as they are on this release, one realizes that they’re actually not too different. Sharing similar silhouettes, features of the VI and XVIII mend together seamlessly to create a completely new sneaker. Iconic features taken from the AJ VI can be found mostly on the design of the upper which combines smooth and tumbled leather, as well as the heel tab. The midsole, tongue, and lace eyes are the most prominent elements that are used from the AJ XVII. If you’re interested in copping a pair this weekend, please read our release details below.

In partnership with mall management, SELECT Foot Locker and House of Hoops by Foot Locker stores will implement a sweepstakes ticket procedure* in order to purchase the Jordan 6-17-23 “Infrared 23″ (on sale 4/5/14 for $ 145). The sweepstakes tickets will be given out Wednesday, April 2nd and Thursday, April 3rd. If your ticket number is selected, you will be notified by phone on Friday, April 4th. These procedures are for SELECT STORES only. To find out which store near you will carry the shoe and if that store will implement the sweepstakes ticket procedure, please visit the Foot Locker Launch Locator. Kids grade school sizes will also be available.

This release will be available on Footlocker.com starting at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Saturday, April 5th. Kids grade school sizes will also be available.