There are probably at least a few anime lovers and otakus among the 23isBack readers and this particular Jordan Brand-related news is for them. In fact, this news will be equally interesting for the rest of the sneaker community as well. Sneakerheads should be preparing their calendars for another addition to the Jordan release dates 2014 because this Air Jordan 6 Retro “Slam Dunk” is on its way.
For those who have no clue, Slam Dunk is the name of a basketball-themed anime and manga series. There have also been four animated films based on the series. The anime and manga revolve around the basketball team from the fictional Japanese high school, Shōhoku, and Hanamichi Sakuragi, the protagonist of the series. Along with Japan, the anime has been especially popular in Europe and other Asian countries. Even the Japan Basketball Association has commended the series since it popularized basketball in Japan.
23isBack readers might be wondering what exactly the connection is between the Air Jordan 6 and Slam Dunk. Well, the fact of the matter is that the colors and the jerseys of the Shōhoku High School basketball team had apparently been inspired from those of the Chicago Bulls. In one particular episode, Hanamichi Sakuragi had actually been seen buying himself a pair of the O. G. Air Jordan 6. Perhaps that is the reason that #10, which is Sakuragi’s number in the series, had been embroidered on this Air Jordan 6 Retro “Slam Dunk” pair.
As for the rest of these kicks, they feature an all-red upper, with an underlying reflective print that showcases images from the Slam Dunk manga. Even those Jordan heads who are not exactly fans of anime or manga, or have not even watch Slam Dunk, will most likely want to cop this illustrated new jordans. For now, all they can do is continue waiting until an official date is announced that they can add to their calendar with the rest of their Jordan release dates in 2014.