Originally Posted by vood99
In a few years these cats will be calling the plastic, 3-tiered box Jordan 2012 a 'grail'.
Fact of the matter is that a lot of these dudes had the XVIIs in their youth because Nike had to blow them out as nobody was paying even close to retail for them. It begs the question of whether their grail would be something else if their moms bought them a different pair of shoes.
Nostalgia controls a lot of people's lives man. For older dudes it always seem to be about getting what they had or what they couldn't afford when shoes get brought back. So yeah, grails would definitely be different if the purchases they made in their youth were different.
I've actually only grown to appreciate the XVII's design earlier this year. I like the low's better than the mid's still though, mainly based on colorways.