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Ichiro Wears OG Carmine VI While Meeting Michael Jordan in 1995

March 6, 2013 BY / 17

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In the 90s, it was tough to find someone who didn’t have a pair of Air Jordans on their feet at some point.; it wasn’t a ‘sneakerhead’ thing, but simply a display of reverence to the most dominate athlete in the world – period. Michael’s influence was definitely measurable on the global scale (the Air Jordan IX was a direct tribute to that), with one particular example of Jordan’s reach being this forgotten meeting between Michael and a then-unknown Ichiro Suzuki. Ichiro was just 22 years old at the time and only beginning to make a name for himself in Japan (he wouldn’t reach the Major Leagues until 2001), and during this meet-and-greet, the star-struck Ichiro wore an original pair of the Air Jordan VI ‘Carmine’ – quite the impressive on-feet display considering the shoes were roughly four years old at that point.

Even Michael, who was wearing the Concord XI,  couldn’t help but point out Ichiro’s kicks by mentioning “Nice shoes!”. That’s right, Ichiro; before you were an MLB MVP and ROY, you were breaking Jordan’s neck with a pair of his own shoes. What did Ichiro get out of this meeting? Aside from meeting his sports idol, he managed to cop an autographed message, but more importantly, Jordan may have motivated Ichiro to become the “Jordan” of Japanese baseball and go on to have a Hall of Fame career in the Major Leagues. Check out this rare and forgotten footage and try to spot Ichiro’s OG Carmines!

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AKPifstars
AKPifstars

Wow Kobe as much as i Rock with his game Emulates Jordan in every way! From the way they talk to the way they walk! Kobe loves Jordan with a Passion!

lawrencesilva
lawrencesilva

ichiro should have taught michael a thing or two about baseball.

Da_Real_Big_Infinite
Da_Real_Big_Infinite

Ichiro was da man back then & still da man today. Future hall of famer. In MLB & Japan league

Brooklyn817
Brooklyn817

Ichiro rocking Carmines and a pricey Tom and Jerry IceBerg History Sweater. Some of you young cats don't know about that Berg. LOL 90's were great times. No hype, no lines, no resellers just pure love. 

_DeLi_
_DeLi_

Ichiro is king. This just reinforces it.

JManSam
JManSam

Ichiro's the man! Plus i love gems like this. Next year will def be year of the 6s, but i think theyre gonna reveal more 5s because that hasnt been the focus as of now. Id love for the tokyo 5s to get a us drop

DreamChaser
DreamChaser

Woo man what I would give to be in his shoes ha meeting the g.o.a.t. Ah the good old days no hypebeasts no resellers just love

Enrik
Enrik

 @Brooklyn817 IceBerg, Pelle Pelle, Karl Kani, Pepe, 8ball Jacket, Avirex jacket....watchu know about that lol

boodle81
boodle81

 @JManSam Yea there's a rumor of the Laney's dropping during the holiday and another colorway dropping to plus the black tongue fire reds. I also remember seeing a rumor the maroon 6's dropping later this year. 

JZrebiec2020
JZrebiec2020

@DreamChaser I agree with u 100% my man.. its not at the love anymore when it comes to the sneaker game the resellers and hype beasts take the fun outta it.. these resellers turing my passion into a business... it makes me sick.. but im true to the game and absolutely love it, there are only a few of us true "sneakerheads" out there. its about the shoes, its about the passion and the love of the game.. not about makin money.. FUCK you hypebeasts!!!

BoricuaSole
BoricuaSole

 @boodle81  @JManSam5s this year: Fire reds,Valentines, Grapes, Black toungue fire reds,Laneys,Aquas, and the floridians looking ones for gs.

 



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