The Jordan x 'Slam Dunk' Collection is coming and Pinoy Sakuragi Marc Pingris can't wait. I can see why. The details on these kicks are perfect for Pingris. It's a sneaker tribute to Hanamichi Sakuragi of the iconic Slam Dunk manga series.
From Nike.com: In 1990, Japanese manga artist Takehiko Inoue introduced the world to the fictional Hanamichi Sakuragi. Sakuragi began as an outcast at his his high school with a reputation for causing trouble. After a girl rejected him, he tried out for the basketball team, where he showcased his natural athleticism and helped turn his previously unknown high school team into an all-star contender in Japan. "I have been hugely inspired by Michael Jordan's game, as well as his attitude. It's been a great honour to have this opportunity," said Inoue. "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 achieving it."
From Nike.com: The number 10 is present throughout the collection, replacing the standard 23. The number is a nod to Sakuragi's player number and establishes the Jordan Brand x Slam Dunk collaboration as the character's very own player-exclusive line.
During Marc's guesting on The Bro Show, he told us he was excited to wear these to the games. Marc said, "Talagang gagamitin ko yan!" Afterwards, he posted this on Instagram:
Jordan x Slam Dunk x Pinoy Sakuragi coming soon! To learn more about the collection, go to: http://www.nike.com/us/en_us/c/launch/2014-10/jordan-x-slam-dunk-collection MH