If you aren't familiar with manga then you may not be familiar with the Slam Dunk series but it doesn't take an education in anime to appreciate this latest Air Jordan 6 colorway. The "Slam Dunk" inspired version of the silhouette borrows heavily from the comic to give us an upper that is hard to look away from.

The upper incorporates the comic via graphic images but is given an all Red overlay that makes the print feel textural in nature. With that as a base you are also served translucent elements via the outsole, tongue and heel tab as well. These don't sport a 23 on them however and instead power forward character Hanamichi Sakuragi's number 10 graces the heel.

If these spur you to go investigate the Slam Dunk series you'll notice that Shohoku High's Basketball uniforms look a lot like the Chicago Bulls and don't consider that a coincidence as the comic was developed in 1990. If you know your sneaker history as well you'll know that is the same year as Nike released the Air Jordan 6 which is what makes this release so special.

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