Ichiro Wears OG Carmine VI While Meeting Michael Jordan in 1995
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!
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!
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.
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
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
@Brooklyn817 IceBerg, Pelle Pelle, Karl Kani, Pepe, 8ball Jacket, Avirex jacket....watchu know about that lol
@Facsimile you really took your time to type that??? Your cool.
@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.
@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!!!
@boodle81 @JManSam The other color way may be this http://sneakerbardetroit.com/2013/03/air-jordan-5-retro-aqua-holiday-2013/