Originally Posted by FOAMHEAD93
People are so critical of the shoe just off a little picture of the carbon fiber plate.
No one will even give these a chance! Just like the 2012, and 2011 and the 2010 and the 2009...
It won't even matter what the shoe will look like, people will badmouth the shoe just because the Air Jordan flagship isn't a hyped up shoe anymore
The 2012's were a dope shoe and you all can laugh at me for saying that but it's my opinion
They are great for ballin and they look good off the court
I don't see why naming the shoe after a year has so much to do with the shoe itself
So what if it's not a number Jordan? It will automatically be "garbage" what is your reasoning in that?
The name of a shoe has nothing to do with how it looks feels and performs
It's sad to think that the shoes that made Jordan so popular are holding the company back!
People just want retros and couldn't care less about new stuff JB puts out
I don't even think people know what looks good and what doesn't anymore, they just let hype and fruit loop color ways decide that
The real issue is there's no hype to Jordan's now for the hypebeast. They need more limited colorways, packs and themes.
Originally Posted by ACGrizzy
I think JB made a bad marketing decision when they stopped the actual numbering of the shoes at 23. At least back then they were getting some buyers that bought just for the sake that they would have every numbered J in the lineup. Now that that line is discontinued, they've lost out on those buyers since the new line has failed to create any truly powerful designs, at least in terms of appearance; shoes that people would buy to wear casually. I think the KD/LeBron/Kobe lines show that it is possible to have both performance and looks.
Yep, bad move. They almost turned JB to a retro line exclusively.
Originally Posted by ChildishLatino
the irony of it is that these young kids never seen him play, so they based it on the hype. JB needs some of their big players to wear the new flagship shoes but they have their own sig line.
Yeah, they at least need to have more players like Ray Allen, Q or Juwan Howard wear them. They stopped having people to JB and gave them their signatures(Melo, CP3, DWade), but they still need some young and rising talent the way they used to have with Derek Anderson's and Darius Miles' to promote the line. You have players wearing Jordan's, but retros, which for the life of me I don't understand. Yeah they might look better from a far, but you'd rather wear a pair of X's or IV's than 2012's? If basketball was my career, and your feet, ankles and legs are essential to your livelihood there's no way I'd risk it on 10 and 20 year old technology in half *** retros.