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Retailers are Returning Defective 'Carmine' Air Jordan 6s with Pink Soles

air jordan 6 carmine pink sole defect

The release of the Air Jordan 6 in the iconic ‘Carmine’ colourway is just around the corner, but a potential spanner has been thrown into the works, with defective pairs allegedly being returned by retailers. Jordan Brand have reportedly requested that stockists check for pink discolouration on the white midsoles, with defective pairs to be sent back ahead of the drop. 

‘A small amount of the Air Jordan 6 ‘Carmine’ product did not meet our standards for consumers,’ a spokesperson said in a statement to Complex. ‘Jordan Brand is working quickly with our retail partners to rectify this.’

The discolouration is alleged to be due to faulty midsole paint, which turns from white to pink over time. While it’s likely most defective pairs will avoid retail sale, it’s still a mystery as to what will happen with them once returned. Will we see the ‘defective’ version pop up on the secondary market? We’d say it’s very possible.

Interestingly, StockX has issued a warning to potential buyers of the colourway ahead of its release. ‘Disclaimer: Pairs of the Jordan 6 Carmine (2021) may feature color migration on the midsole due to dye transferring from the upper.’

Our fingers are crossed for you, Jordan fans.

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