Now this might be obvious to those with high midi-chlorian rates or even those attune to the geekmode… However for most people in the world, they’d be hard pressed to believe that the reason why basketball is so BIG in Japan and Asia is because of a little comic series (manga) called SLAM DUNK.
Back in August I posted about the upcoming Air Jordan VI that was inspired by the manga/anime ‘SLAM DUNK’ ! Just early today NIKE & Jordan Brand officially announced the JORDAN X SLAM DUNK collection… Yes. COLLECTION! You can see in the main image above that the collaboration project consists of more than just the Air Jordan VI that we saw previously. It also includes two unique shirt designs and the Jordan Super Fly 3, which have both been designed with the SLAM DUNK fan in mind. Click below for the full gallery and more information!
If you’ve been following sneaker news, you might have heard that a few months ago Jordan Brand was putting together something special for Slam Dunk fans! Takehiko Inoue’s classic ’90s basketball manga/anime was a cultural phenomenon for Japan. Much like what Eyeshield 21 did for American Football in Japan, Slam Dunk did the same for professional basketball. Basketball culture and everything that went along with it, was (and still is) in full swing all over Japan. Sneaker culture in particular made a big impression amongst fans of the show. Click below for some background info and some new pics!