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@frankwite81 whilst I appreciate that as I'm 3500 miles away and with no knowledge of NY sneaker spots i might not be the most informed commentator, I would say that wherever you are in the western world these will be a lot harder to cop than your 5 experience today. Whilst maybe not on galaxy foam/yeezy 2 level I think that these are going to be up there with the concord 11 and cement 4's if not harder as those were at least GR and these in all probability will be QS,sn. 5 fire reds are a great shoe and the retro that released today is a pretty decent version of it from what I saw this morning but you can get it in virtually every spot even here in UK, for example Nike store here in Europe almost 24 hours after release still have a full size run online. It's maybe because they are not as popular as the three's and of the colour ways coming this year they are probably the least sought after IMHO (Grapes will be snapped up far quicker) and the one big point is they don't have Nike Air on the heel. I think the reason why Nike/jordan retailers are being so cagey about the release is they are expecting trouble with this release. Here in blightly Nike reps are telling idependent retailers that they are not coming to UK but at the same time Nike Town London are apparently making plans for an exclusive release in mid February. I suppose only a select few know the release plans at the moment but once thr news is announced i think only a select fee will cop! I hope im proved wrong. Your experience this morning is how it used to be snd how it should be. Good luck on getting them. Your chances are probably 100% better than mine being in a provincial town on the south coast of England with only one spot (size?) to buy from or the online roulette.
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@Born2fly good luck to you with your collecting and thanks for your positive feedback. Great to see you are getting into other brands too. I rock a lot of classic New balances at the moment (420's and 576's). J's are mostly collectables for me these days.
@CHVCKNORRIS good clarification of your point of view man and respect to that. Also into classic cars so know where your coming from. Wish I still had the time to devote to it. Kids drain all my time and funds now so have to be selective in what shoes I pick up these days anyway.
I read these comments with interest and the many other debates like this on other social media platforms. I come from a slightly different perspective as a 38 year old British sneaker (or trainer as it is here) enthusiast. I was there at the beginning but I don't think that gives me any status over those who were not. In the Uk in the late 80's we were always a bit behind the US releases and it was not till the 4 that you could buy Jordan's in UK high street shops. As such the fire red and black cement 4's will always be my favourite Jordan's as the first I was able to own bought with my own money from my first Saturday job etc. And that's the thing with OG's and those that had them, there is an emotional connection to it as well as a physical, especially to this new run of Jordan's with Nike Air on the back as that's what makes them as close to the originals we use to own. Does that make me a more valid owner of these new pairs and therefore I should be given priority over a young guy? Of course not. Am I more of a "head" than an 18 year old just getting into the game confused about the history? No it does not. I was not alive when teh Beatles are together but I still ove and enjoy their music as much as my parents who were. Every generation will have its unique sunpbjective culture and anyone who was a teenager in teh late 80's early 90's was very lucky to be that age at a time when sneaker design and awareness was at its creative peak. In 4 short years we were able to just go in to a regular store at a a regular time and buy Air Max 1, light and 90. Air trainer SC, TW etc. Air Jordan 3, 4, 5 and 6 amongst many other hits from Tinkers prime. Never since apart from maybe the 11's has there been another period in trainer design like that so you can't blame the younger generation for wanting to be part of it with the rehashes available today. If you want the kicks buy them wether that to be to rock or collect. It does not matter, if you have earned the money legitimately then you have earned the right to buy them. That's capitalism for you and Nike (along with Apple, adidas etc) are the perfect exploiters of that. However buy them because you like them (to wear or collect it does not matter), not because someone else hypes them or because you are going to sell them for double the price. We need to educate younger guys not belittle them.