Nike has unveiled its full Jordan X Slam Dunk Collection, inspired by Takehiko Inoue's bestselling basketball manga.
The all-red upper of the limited-edition Air Jordan VI ($250) features imagery highlighting moments from the series, paying tribute to protagonist Hanamichi Sakuragi's "personal growth and on-court talent." The Jordan Super.Fly 3 ($185), meanwhile, is described as "the canvas for the new sketches of the Slam Dunk world. The all-black upper provides the perfect backdrop to showcase the continued on-court legacy of Sakuragi. Even the shoebox serves as an additional platform to tell Sakuragi’s continued story."
The collection also features a red T-shirt with Sakuragi's number 10, a white T-shirt with a sketch of the player and a nod to his high school, Shohoku, and a black hat with an embroidered "10" on the front and a sketch from Slam Dunk under the bill.
“I have been hugely inspired by Michael Jordan’s game, as well as his attitude. It’s been a great honor to have this opportunity,” Inoue said in a statement. “At first, he was someone from a different planet — he could stay in the air longer than anybody else. Then I began to see him as someone who always encourages you to set a vision and challenge yourself to achieve it.”
The Jordan X Slam Dunk Collection is available now in Asia, and will launch Nov. 1 everywhere else.