Air Jordan 6 Slam Dunk | About the Shoe | Complete Restoration
Do you remember the Air Jordan 6 Slam Dunk from 2014? I was in high school at the time and found myself wondering if I’d ever get my hands on a pair. I never did, but Vick Almighty found a pair at Sneakercon Las Vegas for a steal.
Want to guess how much he paid?
Vick bought these beater Slam Dunk Jordan 6s for $80. Yes, $80. Knowing that Vick Almighty is a master sneaker restorer makes this purchase even more insane. Make sure you watch the video above to learn more about the full restoration process of the Air Jordan 6 Slam Dunk.
In the meanwhile, I want to talk a little bit about the sneaker itself and answer a few questions surrounding this 2014 Air Jordan.
What’s the inspiration behind the Air Jordan 6 Slam Dunk?
Some of you may already know this, but the Slam Dunk Jordan 6 is inspired by a Japanese Anime of the same name. Various characters and nods to the famous Slam Dunk anime can be seen throughout the cool red and 3M upper of the shoe.
Slam Dunk itself is a basketball-centric comic that debuted in 1990. Now, more than 30 years later the anima has a cult following, which is why the Slam Dunk Air Jordan 6 was such a popular shoe.
How much does the Air Jordan 6 Slam Dunk cost?
When it retailed in November 2014 the Slam Dunk Jordan 6 cost $250. It was released alongside the Jordan Super.Fly 3, which at the time was one of the brand's performance basketball models. Now if you want to get your hands on a new pair of the Slam Dunk 6s you’re going to spend at least $600.
Sometimes I wonder what this shoe would sell for if it was released today. Considering that the sneaker game has changed so much in the 8 years since its release, I would venture to say you’d have a harder time getting your hands on this shoe today as opposed to 2014.
Where can I buy the Air Jordan 6 Slam Dunk?
The Slam Dunk Air Jordan 6 is available from most sneaker resale and marketplace websites:
Slam Dunk Air Jordan 6 Restoration Highlights
Sole Revive Steals the Show
The star of the shoe for this complete restoration of the Slam Dunk Air Jordan 6 is RESHOEVN8R Sole Revive. I’ve never seen a transformation this shocking. When Vick snagged these beaters the soles were extremely yellowed. After a few coats of RESHOEVN8R Sole Revive and a full week in the Vick 2000 indoor setup, the results are almost unbelievable.
This restoration would not have been successful without the powerful ability of RESHOEVN8R Sole Revive to reverse yellowing and oxidation. It brought the icy sole, tongue, and back tabs back to life on this once-aged sneaker.
Despite purposeful aging and yellowing being “in” right now, nothing beats that classic icy sole on an Air Jordan 6.
Signature Kit Cleaning Action
Any shoe that's close to 10 years old is going to be filthy. The RESHOEVN8R Signature Kit was the perfect way to bring the Slam Dunk 6s back to life. Vick used the Three Brushes and Sneaker Cleaning Solution to break down the surface dirt and grime, and then used the Patented RESHOEVN8R Laundry System to flush out any bacteria and remaining dirt.
The results? A shoe that looks good, feels good, and is free of whatever the previous owner left on it…you don’t want to know!
Slam Dunk Air Jordan 6 Complete Restoration
Would you have picked up this shoe for $80? I’m sure it’s worth a lot more than that now thanks to Vick Almighty! If you want to take on a sneaker restoration like this, everything you need is available here.
Find that next beater pair and give them some new life! We believe in you!