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Air Jordan 6 Retro ‘Slam Dunk’ – First Look

Jordan Brand is really utilizing the red upper on their retro 6 model with the ‘History of Jordan’‘Carmine’, ‘Infrared 23’, and now these ‘Slam Dunk’ inspired Jordans. If you guys didn’t know, Slam Dunk was a Japanese anime in the 1990s that starred an undisciplined, basketball newbie with red hair named Sakuragi Hanamichi. It’s obvious that the creator made Sakuragi’s jersey look similar to the Chicago Bulls (look below) and even more obvious that he was a sneakerhead.

Sakuragi pretty much wore the ‘Infrared’ 6 throughout the majority of the series, while his teammates and rivals wore colorways like the ‘Aqua 8’ and the ‘Bred’ 5. Anyways, the sneaker homage seen below features Sakuragi’s jersey number and his face on the reflective upper.

No word yet on a release date, but rest assured, (the Slam Dunk nerd in me) we will keep you updated here on WearTesters.com. Let us know what you think of the shoes in the comments (particularly if you’re a fan of the show and/or all-red uppers.) Also, check out the video tribute I made for Slam Dunk below:

Air Jordan 6 Retro 'Slam Dunk' - First Look 1 Air Jordan 6 Retro 'Slam Dunk' - First Look 2Air Jordan 6 Retro 'Slam Dunk' - First Look 3

Via Sneakerhall & Slam Dunk Wikia

  1. These are a must. They came out with a limited edition 5-8 yrs ago with a 10 or a 12 SLAMDUNK anime remix shoe also. Only about 5-10 made. In North Carolina blue and white.
    Hanamichi’s teammate Rukawa wore the wbite/red/black 5’s. While the test if his teammates wore Coverse and Asica. Hanamichi eventually thru out tournament eventually changed to
    The bred 1′ towards end of storyline.

  2. seems most ppl are hating these elsewhere. I love them. basically the first non-OG CW I’ve ever liked

  3. wtf, who wore the Aqua 8s? This was also my idea if I was ever to become a pro basketball player, but I guess that dream will never happen lol.

    but seriously, who wore Aqua 8s? I know Rukawa wore the OG V’s, Hanamichi wore the Infrared VIs until he wore them out lmao, and then got the Bred 1s.

  4. glad to see everyone hating on these will only make it easier to cop. havint bought jordans or nikes in a while as a fan of the show these are a must for me. and would be great to see an inspired retro 1 and Rukawa 5’s

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