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@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.
1 month, 1 week 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 month, 2 weeks 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 month, 2 weeks 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
2 months, 2 weeks 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 ago on Nike Paul Rodriguez 7
Didn't they all have that on the tongue in 2001?
1 year 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 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, 1 month 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.
1 year, 1 month 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.
1 year, 1 month 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
1 year, 1 month 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:
1 year, 2 months 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
1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 2 months ago on Supreme x Nike SB 94 – Unreleased Purple Sample
Here is another matching shirt with all the OG 3s.
1 year, 2 months 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.
1 year, 3 months ago on Air Jordan “Black” Collection