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Holy shit, mother fucking captin god damn obvious has stopped by to throw his two cents in on the subject.
Obviously, newer models of lebrons, kobes, j's, huyperfuse, nikes, reeboks adidas, etc..lebrons, kobes, j's, huyperfuse, nikes, reeboks adidas, etc.., will use the latest and greatest materials on their current models, which had absolutely nothing to do with the conversation @ hand.
But, you did hit the nail on the head about one thing, "There all like that theres no more thick leather on shoes unless there an premium edition or something."
This is my main point, quality is shit until they tag it with "premium edition or limited edition". Then they produce in limited quantities and then charge the end user with a premium price tag, which is a better mark up for them on the total profit margin.
2 years ago on Air Jordan 1 High – White – Black – Red | 2013 Retro
Never did I say quality back then was always good, Hell there was no such thing as B grades. If you got a pair with extra glue on it, better ask to see another pair. Leave the shit pair for someone else to buy.
I see you recall the 1 OG not selling well, as do I. Sitting on the shelves of Footaction marked down to $20 and they still could not get rid of them. This was also the case for the II, II low and both IIIs that released around the same time. This was due to NO one being in the retro game at the time, Which did not take off till the IV,V,VI being released in 99 and 2000.
The IV,V,VI were released with the same materials as when they first released, still sold. Nike lost nothing on these, Hell they even made a profit. So you claim here as to reason they went with lower quality is mute.
Reason they keep churning out sub par quality is people drink their kool-aid no matter what they throw at them, Just like people will line up for these Air Jordan I rain boots.
@cavematt People are bitching over the quality of these cause the quality is terrible. I don't give a shit if it is an original color way or not, if the quality is shit I will not buy. I have far better things to spend my hard earned coin on than some plastic retros.
There is no focus on quality any longer @ JB, not when they can produce shit like this and damn fools will camp out for days on end. Why would they?
Finally someone whom works for Nike and JB dropping the Knowledge.Damn glad you showed set me straight.
Maybe you can take a couple of questions back to some of those higher up in the ranks than you are for us?
If Nike is "over" JB as you say, why cant we get NIKE AIR back on the II,III,IV,V,VI retros?
Also, why were the retros in 94 and 2000 made of far more superior quality materials than the ones made today?
lastly, why are the "same materials" that are used of $49.99 Nike dunks seem far more superior than what looks to be plastic used on the Air Jordan I retros shown here?
Damn, even by Jordan brands standards the quality on these look horrible.
I really wish Nike would take back control over the Jordan brand line, It would be the only hope in getting decent retro Jordans like the ones done in 94 and 2000.