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If you've been in tune with sneaker culture any time during the past two decades, you've probably heard of Takehiko Inoue's Slam Dunk. The sports-themed Japanese manga is written about a basketball team from Shōhoku High School. Characters in the series wear Bulls-style uniforms and often lace up Air Jordan sneakers.

Surprisingly, it looks like Jordan Brand will soon pay tribute to the iconic comic, possibly releasing a 'Slam Dunk' colorway of the Air Jordan 6. Pictured in detail here, the shoe sports a red upper, with tonal 3M illustrations throughout. Other details include a translucent heel tab, a white midsole and blue-tinted outsole.

There's no confirmed release date at the moment, but keep it locked to Sole Collector for updates.

Air Jordan 6 Retro
717302-600 Varsity Red/Varsity Red-White

 

UPDATE 10/8: According to the Foot Locker release calendar, the 'Slam Dunk' Air Jordan 6 will release in the US on Saturday, November 1. 

 

UPDATE 9/26: A release date for October 18th is set for Australia via Foot Locker.

 

UPDATE 10/30: New images via Footaction.

 

UPDATE 10/27: New images via @shopawol

 

UPDATE 9/8: New images via @suppliedpdx

 

UPDATE 8/21: New images via KiksCHN

Air Jordan VI 6 Slam Dunk 717302-600 (2)

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UPDATE 8/16: Detailed shots via AJSole.

Air Jordan VI 6 Retro Slam Dunk Manga 717302-600 (1)

Air Jordan VI 6 Retro Slam Dunk Manga 717302-600 (2)

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Air Jordan VI 6 Retro Slam Dunk Manga 717302-600 (5)

 

New images via @us11hustla.

Air Jordan VI 6 Retro Slam Dunk Manga 717302-600 (11)

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Air Jordan VI 6 Retro Slam Dunk Manga 717302-600 (13)

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Air Jordan VI 6 Retro Slam Dunk Manga 717302-600 (19)

 

New images via @sneakergaga.

Air Jordan VI 6 Retro Slam Dunk Manga 717302-600 (6)

Air Jordan VI 6 Retro Slam Dunk Manga 717302-600 (7)

Air Jordan VI 6 Retro Slam Dunk Manga 717302-600 (8)

Air Jordan VI 6 Retro Slam Dunk Manga 717302-600 (9)

Air Jordan VI 6 Retro Slam Dunk Manga 717302-600 (10)

Air Jordan VI 6 Retro Slam Dunk Manga 717302-600 (20)

 

UPDATE 8/14: New images via @sneakergaga.

  Air Jordan VI 6 Slam Dunk 717302-600 (1)  

Air Jordan VI 6 Slam Dunk 717302-600 (2)

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Air Jordan VI 6 Slam Dunk 717302-600 (4)

 

Air Jordan VI 6 Manga Slam Dunk 717302-600 (1)

Air Jordan VI 6 Manga Slam Dunk 717302-600 (2)

Air Jordan VI 6 Manga Slam Dunk 717302-600 (3)

Air Jordan VI 6 Manga Slam Dunk 717302-600 (4)

Air Jordan VI 6 Manga Slam Dunk 717302-600 (5)

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images via maowo1001