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6 months ago on Nike Air Huarache GS “Scream Green”
@FutureTomorrow_ @donadamsky @NigelHill What are you talking about? Other colorways have the sole and rear heel strap done the original way. And they do OG style shoes all the time, like the AF1. They aren't changing it to improve the shoe or fix some safety issue. I'm all up for modified versions. I thought the Huarachae Free variants from a year or two ago were cool. But this was supposed to be a retro of the original and these changes are just a d@#k move by Nike.
6 months, 1 week ago on Nike Air Huarache “Scream Green” – 2014 Sample
Very nice colorway.
7 months ago on Nike Air Max 98 – White – Red – Grey
7 months ago on Nike Air Huarache – Gym Blue – Photo Blue – Mango
Horrible. Firstly, the outsole is not right. It should be all black except for the white triangle. No need to have changed this.
Secondly, the green heel strap appears to be opaque. It should be translucent green.Thirdly, the green they have used is wrong. It should be a slightly more yellowish green.
7 months, 1 week ago on Nike Air Huarache “Scream Green” – 2014 Sample
If you google the game you will see that Michael wore the white Chicago home uniform and the black/white 12s, not the Obsidians. The Obsidians are thought to have been intended to be for the ASG to match blue unis for the East team, but the NBA changed from the traditional red and blue conference uniforms to home and away club uniforms.
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Sneaker News NINE@NINE: Playoff Air Jordans
The Black/Red 12s are also playoffs. Black/White were worn for home games with white unis. Black/Red were worn for road games with red unis. I know a lot of people call the Black/Red "Flu Game"s but they are just as much Playoffs as the Black/White. The Black/White were also the All-Star Game shoes that year. The NBA switched from having blue unis for the east (which the Obsidians were made to match) to using the club unis in home colors for the Eastern Conference team and away colors for the Western Conference team. Nike had to switch to an early unveiling of the home playoff shoes to match the unis rather than have MJ wear the Obsidians.
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Sneaker News NINE@NINE: Playoff Air Jordans
This is a nice take on the Air Trainer SC1.
Yes, the SC1.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on Nike Air Trainer Max 360 2 “Medicine Ball”
@sole_seriousRight, I see. I misread your first comment. I thought you were saying that they can do all kinds of variations if they want, like the AM90, and that it's no big deal. But I misunderstood. Sorry. I totally agree with what you are saying.
12 months ago on Nike Air Tech Challenge Huarache “Tour Yellow” – 1992 OG vs 2014 Retro Comparison
@sole_serious I'm not sure what shoes you are really into but just say the Jordan 4 was your favourite shoe, how would you feel in this situation:
You hear they are bringing back your favorite colorway, one that hadn't been released for 20 years and you'd been fiending for them for so long. You really love the way that triangle bit wraps up the side of the foot from the outsole at the forefoot, and how the piece of the midsole above the air unit seems to disappear behind it then reappear.
But then the first pics come out and you find out they are releasing them with the Jordan 3 midsole, so one of the main features you loved the shoe for is just not there.
I'm guessing you probably wouldn't care. But I hope you can appreciate why some people really do care about it.
Wow, they didn't do the OG midosole? Damn......
Awesome shoe, awesome photos. Thanks.
1 year ago on Nike Air Tech Challenge II “Hot Lava” – Release Date
Guys, you have made several huge errors in this article. Firstly,
You have the two Air Trainer SCs around the wrong way. The one marketed
as the SC today is actually the SC 3. The shoe marketed today as the
Air Trainer 2 is the original SC1.Secondly, the two Air Trainer
Huarache's are around the wrong way. The lower cut one is the Air
Trainer huarache 2. The higher cut with the single midfoot strap is the
1 year ago on The Genealogy of Nike Training
I hereby christen these "Chris Paul X Paul Davies 'Superforce' CP3.VII" in light of their similarity to this book cover: http://cache1.bdcdn.net/assets/images/book/large/9780/1402/9780140243635.jpg
1 year, 1 month ago on Jordan CP3.VII “Christmas” – Release Date
Interesting to see the concept for the perforations lifted from the Air Jordan 7 with the varying size and irregular layout. PR7 inspired by AJ7.
1 year, 10 months ago on Nike Paul Rodriguez 7
Didn't they all have that on the tongue in 2001?
1 year, 11 months ago on Air Jordan 1 “Royal” – 2001 Sales Sample
So annoying that they put Nike Air on the tongue for these but not the White/Red/Black last month. Why do they have to jerk people around like that. We wait SOOOO long for them to do the original 1s and then they just tease. I guess they want us to re-buy them i a year or two with the correct tongue. Seriously, they need to wake up.
1 year, 11 months ago on Air Jordan 1 “Royal” – Official Images
Forgotten model indeed. What most people forget is that this was shoe released in the same seasons as the Air 180 and was actually the official 1991 Air Max model, i.e. Air Max 91. The magazine ads for this shoe were shown on two pages, usually side by side. On the left side an infrared Air Max 90 was placed above the words "Air Max". On the right was a Black/Persian Violet Air Max 91 above the words "Air Even More Max".
The black and purple color was quite controversial where I came, from but the shoe was very popular. It was kept in production for years but they began selling it as the Classic BW in order to differentiate it from the current Air Max models of the following years, e.g. Air Max 93, 94, 95, the two 96 models, and Air Max 97.
The Air Max 180 was actually just called the Air 180 back in 1991 when it was released. During the lead up to the 2006 release of the Air Max 360, Nike developed the history of air campaign, with lots of advertising, posters, etc. They re-issued lots of old Air Maxes in original colorways. The campaign focused on the history of the development of the Air Max units though so several Air Max models were overlooked as they re-used air units from previous models. The Air Max 91 had a slightly larger air unit than the Air Max 90 but the Air 180 was slightly larger again so that was shown as the 4th evolution of the Max Air technology. The shoe name was retconned into the Air Max line and (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retroactive_continuity) and the name changed to Air Max 180.
They also ignored the Air Max 94 which used the same 5th gen air unit as the Air Max 93. This model is largely forgotten, though it is almost the same as the Air Max Burst retro that was popular around 2000.
The two Air Max 96 models basically used the same air units as the Air Max 95 so were also ignored in the campaign. They are generally held as the ugly ducklings of the Air Max line, along with the tubular air model released around 2000.
The Air Max 97 model was the next evolution presented as part of the series. The tubular air was a bit of a flop so was ignored.
It's a shame that Nike don't really recognize this shoe with it's original name anymore. Hope you enjoyed this history and enjoy the new Air Max 91 retros. :)
1 year, 11 months ago on Nike Air Classic BW Essential TXT
Why do people continue to call the Black/White 12s the playoff 12s? They are not THE playoff 12s, they are ONE OF the TWO playoff 12s.
The Black/White 12s were for HOME playoff games to match the white unis. The Black/Red 12s were for ROAD playoff games only to match the red unis.
So the Black/Red 12s are playoff 12s every bit as much as the Black/White 12s are.
2 years ago on Michael Jordan All-Star Game Retrospective
Definitely not a nice move to charge $200 for these. There is no need for it from a production cost issue, it's purely a money grab. it's pretty disgusting really. We are the ones that have handed over the cash for their empire. We've wanted this for years while continuing to support the brand out of love. The price of the recent Air Jordan 1 OG color was great in that regard, which only goes to further highlight how terrible this price is.
2 years ago on “White/Cement” Air Jordan III Retro ’88
More stickers, t-shirts and phone cases here: www.redbubble.com/people/9thdesignrgmt/collections/173440-sneakers
2 years ago on Sneaker-Inspired Stickers by Laced Loosely
If you haven't seen them yet check out my matching T-shirt, stickers and iPhone cases here:
2 years ago on Air Jordan 1 High “Bulls” – Arriving at Retailers
Looks nice, although the white tongue tag is not OG style right? Should be red fabric with white markings. But these would look great with one of these T-shirts: http://t.co/gLRDJmmA Find them here: http://www.redbubble.com/people/9thdesignrgmt/works/8385607-3d-8-bit-air-jordan-1
2 years, 1 month ago on Air Jordan 1 High – White – Varsity Red – Black | Official Images
Terrible looking shoe. one big thing I don't get about Nike these days is that they put out a bunch of stuff that looks like the crap other companies were making back in the day - when they were trying to ape Nike. So ironically Nike just ape themselves poorly now. Jordan Brand is very guilty of this too.
2 years, 1 month ago on Supreme x Nike SB 94 – Unreleased Purple Sample
Here is another matching shirt with all the OG 3s.
2 years, 1 month ago on Air Jordan III “Fire Red” – Returning Fall 2013
@BackWearinthe45 Yeah. My uppers look really good but the red paint on my midsoles is totally flaking off. Have Jordan Brand gotten any better at painting in the last few years? :\
How about a matching shirt for these? http://www.redbubble.com/people/9thdesignrgmt/works/8518519-3d-8-bit-air-jordan-3Or iPhone case? http://www.redbubble.com/people/9thdesignrgmt/works/8518519-3d-8-bit-air-jordan-3?p=iphone-case
@custom That's why we loved the black nubuck ones back in the day and didn't like the white ones. White leather creased but you could wear the black nubuck for a year and they still looked fresh.
2 years, 1 month ago on Air Jordan “Black” Collection
2 years, 1 month ago on Air Jordan 1 Phat “North Carolina”
@Lilmr81 @NigelHill Umm... who said I was pissed? I was just pointing it out. Lol.
The photos are out of order. The Air Jordan 23 should be before the Air Jordan 2009. I swear, every time there is a collection like this, either one shoe does not get photographed or the order is messed up.
I'm sure a lot of people would love these. I'm not a fan of the black leather though. It's everything the original designs for the AJ 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 were not. Those durabuck classics ate up light, making them look so stealthy.
The neon looks a little de-saturated. Could just be the photos. Still, looks hot. Always glad to see these come back! :D
2 years, 1 month ago on Nike Air Max 95 “Neon”
Love that yellow. These would go great with this: http://www.redbubble.com/people/9thdesignrgmt/works/9676836-arrows-1-yellow-grey-white Despite how it looks on that site the yellow in the design is pretty much exactly what is on that shoe.
2 years, 1 month ago on Jordan Spiz’ike – Black – University Gold | Arriving at Retailers
I submit that the best year for Nike was 1991.
Air Max 1991 (now known as Air Max BW or Air Max Classic)
Air 180 (now known as Air Max 180)
Air Structure (now known as Air Structure Triax 1 but the Triax name came several years later)
Air Span 2
Air Jordan 6
Air Force 5
Air Command Force
Air Ultra Force
Air Flight Light
Air Trainer SC
Air Trainer TW Lite
Air Cross Trainer
Air Trainer Max
Air Trainer E
Air Tech Challenge 3
2 years, 1 month ago on Vintage 1987 Nike Ads