Can you name all the sneakers in this ‘Slam Dunk’ screencap throwback?

Mar 3, 2021

FOR A basketball country like ours, Slam Dunk had it all: underdog drama, snappy comedy, three point shots that stretched out for entire weeks (thanks, Boy Labo!).

It also had a solid collection of kicks featured prominently in many of its scenes — like the Air Jordan 6 ‘Varsity Reds’ Sakuragi infamously bought for only 30 yen. Oh, and there’s this scene with the AJ1 ‘Breds’, which took a dig at the collector culture that was already swirling around sneakers at the time.

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    Still, the anime undoubtedly influenced an entire generation of sneakerheads.

    Pop culture and sneaker site Modern Notoriety has dipped into its archives with a throwback post of some choice screencaps of many of the shoes featured in the anime. Take a look.

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    Swipe through the IG post to see the complete collection. Can you identify all the sneakers?

    The Air Jordans are easy enough to spot: the AJ 8 ‘Aqua’, the AJ 3 ‘Fire Red’, and of course, the AJ6 that’s been immortalized in Slam Dunk lore. The Converses and the Reebok Pump, though, are a bit harder to ID. (Likely suspects include the Converse Aero Jet RS2 or the Converse Pro Conquest Hi.) Comment below if you’ve got the definitive answer!

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