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Everybody notice how the OG Columbia pair isn't nearly as yellowed as the 2001 retro? When these released the sole was REALLY blue. Not just tinted blue that fades to clear like what we get now, but an actual color and not a clear sole.They held up so much better. OG Concords had this hint of grey that kept them looking great as well.
3 days, 8 hours ago on The Legend of the Air Jordan 11 “Columbia”
@Criplize THANK YOU. Why can't Sneaker News get just ONE writer that knows their OG shit? They had an opportunity to set everyone straight with the Bred vs Playoffs 2 years ago and just kept saying Bred, Bred, Bred.
3 days, 9 hours ago on The Legend of the Air Jordan 11 “Columbia”
Were these available in the OG run? I can't find a decent comprehensive list of OG Low 1s
3 days, 10 hours ago on Air Jordan 1 Retro Low OG “Bred”
I like these better with this view, but we'll see. So much of his past heat that still needs to be brought back out. Same goes for the Penny line. Flight 96 Olympic/Penny 1 Home/A proper Nike Air Up retro/plus the underrated 4s. I'd love a Home Pippen 1/Both the Home and Away Bulls Pippen 2/a select few 3s and 4s/Bred More Uptempos and White/Reds as well/Uptempo 97 Home/Nike Air Way Up PEs/Nike Air Way Up Home version without the black on the heel and all his early heat like the Nike Air Maestro 2s/Air Flight Lite etc
5 days, 21 hours ago on Nike Air Pippen 6 – On-Feet Look
How are these "loosely" tied to Griffey? He wore them in cleat version and had PE regular versions. Also, MJ wore these as cleats. But hey, why hire people that know anything. Keep throwing out garbage without reliable information 24/7. You guys need an entirely different "retro" writing crew. If it's been released before, please keep these ignorant writers as far away as possible. It only confuses those that want to learn the real history and those are getting fewer and farther between.
1 week, 1 day ago on Nike Diamond Fury Returning in 2015
@greghall024 They look like they're going to run out these like they did the NSRLs that look like another Miami Dolphin colorway that they just called something else. No shame.
1 week, 1 day ago on Nike LeBron 12 “Christmas” – Release Date
They already said we were getting a Jordan inspired Kobe 9 at the start of the run. Michael Jackson, Beethoven and MJ...still waiting. And yes, I know Michael Jackson is called MJ too but they promised 3 that influenced him and listed it that way.
1 week, 5 days ago on When Kobe Bryant Surpasses Michael Jordan in Scoring, Expect a Special Nike Kobe 9 Release
They look like the OG samples from back in the day but I can't find any pics. Can anyone help me with that?
1 week, 5 days ago on Air Jordan 13 “Gym Red” – Nikestore Release Info
@xd_mitchx How do you get hired at SneakerNews???? they have no clue what shoes are OGs or brand new or between...even with Penny/Pippen/Jordans etc etc. It's insane.
2 weeks ago on Nike Air Flight Lite High – Spring 2015 Preview
These dropped to like $40 on sale for most of last year....
2 weeks ago on adidas TMAC 1 “SVSM” PE – Release Date
You don't know sh!t SneakerNews.....these had much darker blue soles in OG and they raped the upper with too much carbon fiber.
2 weeks ago on Nike Zoom Flight ’96 “Black” – Available
Kobe PEs please
2 weeks ago on Nike Air Flight Huarache “Trash Talking”
The soles might be too much but HELL YEAH bring back those Dr Dooms and the OG volts...not the tennis ball looking 2014 things.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Nike Air Foamposite Pro – Navy – Teal
give us the OG low pairs instead
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Another Look at the Air Jordan 2 “Quilted”
Good lord.....how many times can one website explicitly call a pair of shoes OG or not. They were OGs and didn't release, but were made back during the original run and this is right on with the OG pair. This website is going downhill so fast it's absurd. The Penny 1 Aways/Jordan 1 white/black/These Grey Toes have all been sold as multiple different things to us and all 3 have been non-OG or OG MULTIPLE times each. The Penny 1s were "an away looking colorway"/96 All-Star game shoes that he never wore/finally 1 of 3 OG pairs that Penny wore all the time and were released. I mean, even if you already didn't know stuff like that and it's YOUR JOB to write about shoes and give info for a living...google it people. If you're going to take a stance on something at least keep it consistent. And my stance on you is you consistently only have a few writers that have ANY clue about shoes and their history. Why don't you put those people in charge of these kinds of articles and the people who only wear Yeezy and South Beach colorways to the stuff without history.
1 month ago on Air Jordan 13 “Grey Toe” – Release Reminder
I got the DB 9s and 2 pairs of Zoom Rookie Galaxies...My how I miss the days before bots was something I'd ever heard of. I don't think I've gotten a single rare release on there since bots came out.
1 month, 1 week ago on Nike Doernbecher Freestyle 2014
Need some Lakers colorways...and what of that Jordan-inspired pair?
1 month, 1 week ago on Nike Kobe 9 EM “Lakers” PE
I have the Shadow Grey and Barons. If I was still in school and wore them in this order: White/Black, Barons, Shadow Grey, people would think I was in the middle of getting them customized
1 month, 1 week ago on Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Black/White” – Release Reminder
So the blog that just told us the White/Black 1s WEREN'T OGs is going to give me the complete guide to buying Jordans this season? Why the hell can't they come out and tell people some really tough stuff to get will be a general release or some tough to get Jordans aren't OGs. How can a blog know the Grey Toe XIIIs were OG SAMPLES but at the same time not know those 1s were OGs?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Complete Buyer’s Guide To Air Jordans Releasing This Holiday 2014 Season
They need to just come out with a separate Sneaker News:NYC so people quit wasting time looking at these articles that have no chance at a pair of shoes and aren't relevant to them. There's been A LOT of NYC only articles on here lately...and that's cool. It's NYC. But announce it and don't make it look like there might be a way to cop online or what not. Also, separate beef but thanks a lot for giving us all the heads up that the Nike Kobe 9 High EXT Snakeskin was dropping on Nikestore. These MFers dropped 50 articles on those Kobes and never told you where you could get a pair in person or online and then poof they release on Nikestore 2 hours after all the other stuff that day. Makes ZERO sense.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Nike Zoom Vapor Tour AJ3 “Black/Cement” – Flight 23 Release Info
China's without the gold/print and price tag?
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Nike Kobe 9 EM – University Red – Metallic Silver
What happened? All of a sudden this blog doesn't know what Jordan and Penny shoes were OGs etc? First the Black/Blue Away Penny 1 wasn't an OG. Then it "looked like an away colorway", then it was the 96 AS colorway he never wore. It was just an away colorway he wore plenty of times. 1 of 3 OGs. I know the Jordan 1s are hard to lock down what's an OG and what isn't but it took me 3 seconds to find that poster online. Pathetic.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on A Detailed Look at the Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “Black/White”
So the only pair of OG VIIs that haven't dropped since 2011 and they're going to f#@k them up that bad? I guess in 2016 they'll drop the Aqua VIIIs (aka the only pair of OG VIIIs that haven't dropped since 2013) in full snakeskin leather. People love these shoes already. The hard part is done. You did it. Hare's are guaranteed sellouts as they are. Why was there even a meeting about changing anything? Just drop them as they've always been. You'd think JB would realize how bad they are at making new things with their collection of non-retro garbage and just leave classics alone.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Air Jordan 7 “Hare” – 2015 Croc-skin Sample
Kid knocked them out of the park. Those are BADASS.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Air Jordan 8 Doernbecher
What that hologram midsole looks like in real life is absolutely what will determine if these are awful or good pickups. I got a pair offline just to see and I'll send them back if the hologram sucks in person. If it was just straight black it would be nice. The 1s and 9s of the Baron pack were both very well done.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Air Jordan 13 “Hologram” – Release Reminder
@_DeLi_ And the White/UNC and White/Royal plus the OG Lows and we're set on all the OGs! Well..if they released the black patent leather pair from 2013 and from Japan back in the day to more than 15 people anyway. Oh, and why was the Bulls colorway that released the same day as the first OG Nike Air branding Knicks colorway in January of 2013 a regular version with the Jumpman and not the Nike Air?
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Air Jordan 1 “Laser” – 30th Anniversary
Yeah, brand new as in an OG colorway that has already retroed before as well. What is wrong with this site? If you don't know just don't mention it. The Penny 1s releasing tomorrow that first weren't OG and then were OG PEs for the All-Star game when they were worn plenty and OGs, the Nike Flight Light High White Men Can't Jump "OGs". That's just off the top of my head from the last couple weeks or so.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on adidas Crazy 1 “All Black”
@RT5 there were silver as well. They retroed with a clear sole and had a black sole originally. They can be seen in the pic on this page where he's very young and dunking.
I don't have to think about the Penny signatures in these colors. They've made all but the 2s in red colorways. The Chicago 1s, the White/Red 3s, there are White/Red and Bred 4s, Red Eagle and Lil Penny 5s as well as the Metallic Red Foams. Most of Kobes over the years have red colorways as well.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Nike LeBron 8 V2 “Portland” PE on eBay
@SherlockFoams Dude, I know. I hammered them on this from the start when they weren't even calling them OGs. Now they're OGs that didn't release. The classic Orlando everyone knows, these and an almost all white pair with a blue swoosh and a few other touches were the 3 pairs. There were no PEs. There was basically an all black, an all blue and a mix in the Orlando pair. I understand all the confusion about what Jordan 1s were OGs with it being basically a first and a massive amount of colorways and different heights, but we're talking 3 well worn pairs from the mid-90s....crazy.
2 months ago on Nike Air Max Penny “96 All-Star” – Arriving at Retailers
@Alex718 Yeah, i was thinking the same. You could go with so many colors, even Bulls colors with any of the famed reds (infrared/varsity/true etc.) on the soles and these would be amazing.
2 months ago on Air Jordan 13 GS “Hyper Pink” – Release Date
Seems more like a military/strategy of attack color-scheme to me. Makes sense.
2 months ago on Nike Kobe 9 Elite “Strategy”
@2cstrong Came out years ago with ton of hexalite on the sides in triangles
2 months ago on A First Look at the Reebok Kamikaze IV
They dropped it on 9s to great success with the Cool Grey and some great PEs as well.
2 months ago on Air Jordan 4 “Patent Leather” Sample
Royal/White, UNC/White (Would have been PERFECT with the Pantone XIs), Metallic Pack, White and Greys and the White/Grey Lows, White/Metallic Blue Lows and FINALLY the Bulls with the Nike Air. Anyone know how many OG low colorways there were besides the Metallic blue and White/Grey ones?
2 months, 1 week ago on Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG “White/Black” – Release Date
They really aren't bad at all but what's up with the "Question" logo on Answers? And can we get proper Answer 1 retros of the Navy, White/Red and Red All-Star colorways with real SUPER comfy DMX 10 tech? I know they dropped some wannabe Navy OG and All-Star colorways but they missed a lot on them. This isn't JB where differences will be overlooked on retros. I'd also love the underrated Answer 5 to come back out and the Answer 4 Finals colorway as well. Lots of good stuff to bring out. Good job so far on Shaq and Kemp but they need more work on the Iverson retro plan. Still pissed I missed the Shaq Attaq Home pair because packershoes.com deleted every account and I couldn't log in and make a new account in time. I was on the road and planned it so I'd get home as soon as possible but right at release time and it totally hosed me on my Shaq collection.
2 months, 1 week ago on Reebok Answer 14 – White – Black
These are totally unnecessary with so many shoes worthy of a retro from his signature line and many years before. Not to mention they look like a Payless knockoff of the Penny 5s.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Nike Air Pippen 6 – White – Purple
Not bad...now put the OG colorway on sale. They're not going at that price. I thought maybe he wore them on The Dream Team 2 but those were Shaqnosis and Preacher Ices (aka a pair that really needs a retro as well).
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Reebok Shaq Attaq IV – White – Red – Blue
They look like a home OG version. Just really well done after destroying the Griffey I and II the last several years. Bring me the Volts, the white midsole Emerald PEs and the OG IIIs. Plenty of others like the Nike Total Griffey Max they ruined can be brought back PROPERLY with the Mariner colorway.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Nike Air Griffey Max II – White – Black – Hyper Jade
Nice. I'd love to see the Flu Game/Flints/French Blues retroed as well knowing I'll never get PEs.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Jabari Parker’s Air Jordan 12 “Milwaukee Bucks” PE
@thikthird That's what I came to say. Definitely a scarecrow with a little Jack O' Lantern thrown in. Pretty sweet.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Nike Air Max 95 “Halloween”
Bring back all of the OG BB4 and R4 colorways. Only 3 R4s but a ton of BB4s to bring back
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Nike Shox TL Mid SP Releasing at NikeLab
I kept my computer on and the OG page up so as soon as it let me (8 minutes before launch time) i added my size to the cart...and it put me in line. How was there a line before they launched? I tried the regular way just to be sure as well and still missed them. I really miss the old Nike.com as in "old" 3 years ago when it worked and was fair.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Derek Jeter Signs Air Jordan 1s for Jimmy Fallon
The next colorway should be the White/Blue/Silver pair to round out the OG set since it's never been properly retroed. These are sweet though.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Nike Air Max Penny 1 “96 All Star Game” – Release Date
@DugLast @hrbomber1113 Yup..they keep putting charcoal soles on them. Considering they're actually XIs that he wore in games during that 72-10 season you'd think more people would be interested in them just based off hype. I wanted a pair desperately back in the day but it was the OG gumsoled Low Breds or the OG Playoffs/Breds. I dont regret it but they've retroed the Lows with charcoal soles twice now. Let's go JB.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Air Jordan 11 Low “Knicks”
You mean FOUR iterations. Elite High, Elite Low, EM and the EXT Mids.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Nike Kobe 9 EM “Dusty Cactus” – Release Reminder
Bring back the PROPER gumsoled Jordan XI IE Low Breds!!!
Retro some Pippen shoes for us instead. There's a TON of pairs that they haven't brought around in forever, if ever. These are hideous. They're like the Penny 5s ugly ass cousin. Speaking of retroing some shoes, I'd love the home and away Penny 4s since we're doing the Penny 1s again so quickly. And the Home/White Penny 1s would be nice with the Black/Away Penny 1s that are already confirmed.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Nike Air Pippen 6
I've always held out hope for the Kobe PEs. I mean Reebok released his Lakers Question PE and he was never even with them so maybe, just maybe, I'll get a Kobe version from during his signature exile. And if I was REALLY lucky maybe I'd win the lottery and be able to afford to track down and buy the Jordan III Home/Jordan VII Home and Away/Jordan VIII Home/Jordan IX patent leather PEs. I still remember realizing he was wearing PE IIIs when he posterized Yao for the first time and drooling. I'm also dying for a Jordan IX Penny PE.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Nike Air Flight Huarache – 2015 Preview
I need these with the blue sole and definitely the Olympic pair w/ the #6 on the back. I thought Nike really dropped the ball in 2012 when they made that 4 pack of Olympic shoes: More Uptempos/Barkley's 180s/Shox BB4s/Huarache 2K4s. I can't knock any of those, but they dropped the 1996 #8 Olympic Pippen More Uptempos like a year+ before while the Penny Nike Flight 96s have never been retroed. Oh well. I hope they rectify that oversight this year.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Nike Zoom Flight ’96 – 2014 Retro