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The reason you don't have $15k lying around is because this is what you would do with it if you did. SMH #FirstWorldFinance
1 year, 10 months ago on Air Jordan XI “XX8 Days of Flight” – Available on eBay
Jordans have reached the "bursting" point of this bubble. Enjoy it while it lasts...
While here in Europe, I'm going to pick these up as a Happy Birthday to ME! They're 160 Euros (about $208 USD), but there will be no lines (and the Fire Vs are still on the shelf, so I'm guessing these will be released without too much hooplah). Good luck to everyone in their pursuit of the Grapes!
1 year, 10 months ago on Air Jordan V Retro “Grape”
I would just like to mention that no Pros made it to the final four...and it's because that cartoon-ish swoosh ruined them. It looks like like the terrible swoosh they're now putting on some AF1s...and wouldn't you know it, they're the same ones that are on deep discount on FNL. Doesn't Nike do any market studies? Further analysis reveals the following: The only "pros" to defeat a "1" head-to-head were the Pearl Pros and the Retro Blue Pros...and they beat the Phoenix Suns 1 and the Cactus 1. Every other PRO crashed out the moment they faced a "1" competitor.
1 year, 10 months ago on Sneaker News March Madness Foamposite Tournament – Championship Round
Nike is finally realizing that there is money to be made in the business casual market for those of us fans who have grown up and moved on to real jobs. :) How about some lunarlon midsole, and hard leather outsole...winner winner, chicken dinner!
1 year, 10 months ago on Nike 1972 QS
Letter to the Editor: It's tough to be in charge of a website where the patrons know more than the providers...but c'mon, really?
1 year, 11 months ago on Air Jordan XI – Marcus Jordan 2009 PE
Why stop at the discoloration? Let's pre-maturely deflate the air bags, wear the soles down to nothing, and pre-crease the toe box to ensure true authenticity. SMH
1 year, 11 months ago on What Do You Think?: Air Jordan Retro VNTG
Those kicks like they're made out of Play-doh. I dig Play-doh! :)
1 year, 11 months ago on Opening Ceremony x adidas Originals Crazy 8 Tennis – Available
IF the "VNTG Treatment" means bringing back the exact same design as the OGs, then I'm in (see "Nike Air" on the 88's, for example). But assuming by VNTG JB/Nike intend to prematurely yellow what was originally white, that is the stupidest thing I have ever heard of. I don't mind shoes looking used, because that's what they're for...to be used (my apologies to all the resellers out there who refuse to wear their shoes, only to exploit consumers later)! But to "age" a new product (whatever the product) by turning what was originally white into a yellow-ish/pukish color is absurd, and I personally wouldn't pay for it.
The icey sole is the problem here. It's not the red hints, it's not the overall CW...it's the icey sole. You can't just throw a translucent sole on a shoe and assume it's hot...especially when the patent leather is white. That being said...maybe it's the white patent leather...or perhaps the entire shoe just sucks.
1 year, 11 months ago on Air Jordan XI Retro Low – White – Black – Red
These are hot.
2 years ago on Saucony Jazz Low Pro “St. Patrick’s Day”
I'm a bit surprised that the forefoot zoom unit doesn't cover more surface area...seems like everyone's foot is shaped differently, so if you have long toes than your forefoot might miss the bag almost entirely. Boo.
2 years ago on Nike KD V – Dissected
That yellow inside is terrible...in fact, who really wants a shoe that looks like a construction zone threw up all over it?
2 years ago on Jordan Spiz’ike “3M” – Arriving at Retailers
"Uh oh, better tell all the pros wearing retros that retros are only for looks, and not for performance." - Said no true sneakerhead, ever.
2 years ago on Air Jordan V – Quentin Richardson “Knicks” PE
Did JB design these...or Jordache?! LOL Agree with the previous comments...put this CW on the VI or VII, and you've got a winner! In fact, my guess is this CW works on every single Jordan.
2 years ago on Jordan Flight Club ’91 “Grape”
I want to hear some newcomer to the shoe game tell me retros aren't to be played in, while all these pros are sporting retros and playing well enough to get paid on Sundays! "Technological Advancement" in shoes is a marketing ploy...it ain't the shoes, so play hard in retros!
2 years ago on NBA Feet: Weekend Recap – 2/22 – 2/24
Is that Ginobili in the Lebron 9s! Awesome.
@phil325 Alright, I checked today at the nearest FL to me...in the XI they only have a size 12. The cost is 189 Euros, which basically comes out to be about 240 usd, and then you'd have to pay for shipping. Not sure if you wanted to do that, and cover the cost of my trouble. Let me know. FYI, they also have the foamposite fighter jets in any size...but they cost 225 Euros, so not cheap. And they have the 6s in size 10.5 and 11 for 159 euros.
2 years ago on Jordan Spiz’ike – Black – Challenge Red – Light British Tan – Khaki | Release Date
Well my impression is the inventory is dwindling...but the XI BRED retros are still on display at the 2 footlockers that I go to here in the city. And while I'm not sure how much international shipping might be on shoes, I can't imagine it's worse than 20-40 bucks...full disclosure: I know nothing about importing goods...so it's possible the US slaps additional tax on it. But I'm not against the idea.
Great looking shoes. I wonder if they fit small like the other foamposites. Any ideas?
2 years ago on Nike Barkley Posite Max “Sixers”
Beau means handsome man...so unless Jordan is playing for the other team, I don't think he found his next "beau" in Ms. Prieto. Amateurs...
2 years ago on 50 Iconic Michael Jordan Photos
@Fujisofresh. Why so testy?
Great sneaker colors/textures. Love it!
2 years ago on Just Don x Jordan Brand “Just Jordan BHM” Air Jordan 1 & Snapback
I don't own any foamposites...and I think the toe box looks strange (makes everyone look like they're wearing women's sizes)...but I think this colorway is hot. This may be a cop for me. As I understand it they run small (.5/1 size too small). True? Also, all my sneakers I buy to play basketball in, so can anyone let me know how these perform on court?
2 years ago on “Phoenix Suns” Nike Air Foamposite One
Lots of shoes that need copping, and a lot of calves that need toning. ;)
2 years ago on Sneaker Con DC July 2012 Feet Recap
The sole needs some profile shaping (too flat like Air Force 1s). I like the idea of the quote on the tongue...I just hate Kanye West (and I'm from Chicago). I like the W formed by the laces near the toe box...nice creativity. I also like that Li-Ning downplayed their logo on the back, because I don't care for their logo design (and I'm sure DWade is happy about being one step closer to becoming a brand by himself). Nice kick, where can I pick it up?
2 years ago on Li-Ning Way of Wade “Chicago” PE
Is the triangle really any worse than the "peek-a-boo" port hole in the Jordan 2010 that they made Wade sport? I wonder if some are being hyper-critical just because Li-Ning is a relative unknown, and we're all so quick to bless anything JB does because of their historic designs/popularity.
This was a good move for Dwyane. You can't cast a shadow if you're living in that of a by-gone era (no disrespect to Jordan). jordan is what made his shoes special (evidence by the resale value of Jordan-worn kicks vs. that of those not worn by Jordan), and Dwade is what will make these kicks memorable or forgettable. I'm cheering for both DWade and Li-Ning! I welcome a new entrant into the highly competitive industry of kicks!
2 years ago on Li-Ning Way of Wade “All-Star” Blue PE – Available on eBay
Anyone under Jordan Brand has no chance of becoming an icon...thus Kobe and Lebron and DWade are all signed to something other than JB. I liked the shroud with the Carbon fiber print best...but collars still belong on shirts, not shoes.
2 years ago on NBA Feet: Russell Westbrook – Air Jordan XX8 – Black/Orange PE
CW looks like something you buy from China for $45.
2 years ago on Air Jordan XI Low – White – Black – Red – Ice Outsole
Like this CW...but had an original low pair and the sole felt squishy...and even made a squishy sound. Pass.
2 years ago on Reebok Question “Iridescent Snake”
Agreed...except about the UA comment...I actually think UA has been surprisingly original and smart about their designs/marketing strategy.
2 years ago on Air Jordan XX8 “Bamboo Camo”
I don't like the outward design of this shoe. I think it's ugly and looks like they were embarassed at the shoe itself, so they covered it up with that zip-up turtleneck that is only going to look like a loose sock on your calf. Blah.
I like the idea...and that orange color on the tongue on page 2 is hot...but couldn't Reebok have named their "fuse" something that Nike wasn't already using? Unless they're happy being late to every party...in which case, continue.
2 years ago on Reebok Pumpspective Omni
I'm pretty sure I saw these on the shelf of Footlocker here in Vienna, Austria 3 weeks ago. I'll go today...but I'll bet they're still there. :) But then again, so are the retro XIs, retro VI Olympic, retro 9s in almost every color...
Great designs. Particularly love the 7s and the XIs.
2 years ago on Air Jordan-Inspired iPhone Cases by LanvinPierre
Change the orange to red, and call them "Darth Vaders", and I'm sold...oh, and drop the price about $60. With the resale market like it is, Nike finally got smart and increased the prices (Supply and Demand, people)...but with shoes going for 1.5-3Xs MSRP, we as consumers are sending the wrong message to the manufacturers! Buyer beware!!!
2 years ago on Air Jordan XX8 – Black – Orange
Ellis rocking the Spizike! Love it.
2 years ago on NBA Feet: Around The League – 2/19