As 2014 quickly approaches its end, 23isBack readers have already witnessed the retail debut of ten different Air Jordan VI pairs. Some crazy colorways have hit the shelves in both full and GS sizes, and Jordan Brand has continued to tease the Air Jordan 6 “Slam Dunk.” Along with the fact that the inspiration for this sneaker obviously comes from the “Slam Dunk” anime, one of the upcoming 2014 Jordan release dates have also been confirmed for this new jordans.
For 23 is Back readers who cannot recall what this very first anime-inspired Jordan Brand sneaker looks like, the leather upper has been dressed up in beautiful red. The upper is topped with 3M detailing that takes its inspiration from Hanamichi Sakuragi, the main character of the Slam Dunk anime series. The matching icy blue heel tag, sole and tongue bring and the white midsole add the finishing touches. However, this news is not just about the Air Jordan VI “Slam Dunk” itself.
Considering that this “Slam Dunk” colorway of the Air Jordan VI is such a special pair, it is only fitting that it will be making its retail debut in special packaging. The packaging is probably nothing like the packaging that previous Air Jordan sneakers have been released in, perhaps also because the packaging is in black and white. It must be kept in mind that the “#10” on this sneaker is not a reference to the silhouette, but is rather the number on Hanamichi Sakuragi’s jersey in the anime series.
Much like the sneaker itself, even the packaging has been dressed up in manga-style artwork from Slam Dunk. The box tag also displays the official “Slam Dunk” name of this colorway. 23isBack readers may have probably not seen or purchased a sneaker like this before. Perhaps the special packaging of the Air Jordan VI Retro x Slam Dunk will make them more eager to add November 1 amongst the other Jordan release dates 2014 they are anticipating.