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Originally Posted by ChildishLatino View Post

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.

I'm young and I watched him play for the wizards, and I watched the older games on YouTube.

You can't write off all the young people, just most of us
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post #122 of 6703
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Originally Posted by cubanref View Post


Same here. I HATED the 2012's when they first surfaced but after seeing more cw's and actually trying on the shoe and wearing them I quickly realized that these were one the better shoes to come out this year IMO

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A lot of the colorways they released could have been better. The the wolf grey were fine, it's just the neon bootie wasn't a smart move.

I hope to get some more on the cheap as they go to outlets.
post #123 of 6703
I need to see pics already... Come on JB it's not like these are top secret retros
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post #124 of 6703
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Originally Posted by FOAMHEAD93 View Post

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

smokin.gif The real issue is there's no hype to Jordan's now for the hypebeast. They need more limited colorways, packs and themes.

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Originally Posted by ACGrizzy View Post

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.
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Originally Posted by ChildishLatino View Post

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.
post #125 of 6703
More money more money more money
post #126 of 6703
I agree with Magic1978 about new talent wearing the current performance shoe. It says a lot to me as a consumer that professionals would choose styling and less comfort(regardless of different insoles) over a product that has new technology that is supposed to help further your experience and career. So is it the styling alone,or is the technology not worth even the pros buying into? But they want us to.
post #127 of 6703

who really cares anyway

post #128 of 6703
I'm ready to see more of them. I'm ready for the Air Jordan to be the pinnacle of shoes. I'm ready for the Air Jordan line to have the best and latest technology. I know this is wishful thinking, but I hope proplate zoom is not a gimmick and is something that makes a difference.
post #129 of 6703
I'm anticipating this shoe as well. Can't wait to see it...
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post #130 of 6703

Lets give it a shot

post #131 of 6703
Can't wait to see the shoes..
post #132 of 6703
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Originally Posted by Magic1978 View Post

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.

JB also needs to put out the PEs for retail. People would definitely jump on retro PEs and with current model PEs (ie 2012), it would probably help get more shoes on peoples feet. Once they see how comfy they are, would bring them back for the other GR colorways.
post #133 of 6703

I wish JB can stop it with the whole AJ 2000 line, they have always been ugly and way overpriced and no one likes them.

post #134 of 6703
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I wish JB can stop it with the whole AJ 2000 line, they have always been ugly and way overpriced and no one likes them.

They are performance based, so they are kinda just like any other team Jordan just they wanted to keep the signature series going. And Jordan 24, 25, 26, etc sounds terrible laugh.gif

I liked the 2010s and 2011s but then 2012 came and I was like sick.gif
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post #135 of 6703
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JB also needs to put out the PEs for retail. People would definitely jump on retro PEs and with current model PEs (ie 2012), it would probably help get more shoes on peoples feet. Once they see how comfy they are, would bring them back for the other GR colorways.

this is a good thinking. it would work.
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post #136 of 6703
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Originally Posted by Sir Charles View Post

They are performance based, so they are kinda just like any other team Jordan just they wanted to keep the signature series going. And Jordan 24, 25, 26, etc sounds terrible laugh.gif
I liked the 2010s and 2011s but then 2012 came and I was like sick.gif

They got hybrids/fusions dropping as 'Penny V' now. In their defense, the '09, '10, '11, '12 are ORIGINAL shoes so from a purely design and engineering perspective these shoes could've gotten away with the numbering system.
post #137 of 6703
cant nike/jordan take the materials for this garbage and the rest of the team jordan line up and make more retros that people want

between everyone who wants jordans
more then ever each shoe would be a bigger sellout
post #138 of 6703
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Originally Posted by 160jordansdeep View Post

cant nike/jordan take the materials for this garbage and the rest of the team jordan line up and make more retros that people want
between everyone who wants jordans
more then ever each shoe would be a bigger sellout

Not really. Team Jordan's are great for ballin and straight beating up. In other words to be worn like a shoe and now a piece of gold. And off all Jordan brand did was make retros the would have to make 5x as many retros a year to make up for the lost profit from team Jordans that are no longer produced. And if all they did was make a bunch of retros each year it would get boring within 10 years because colorways would be repeated 3 times every few years.
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post #139 of 6703
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Originally Posted by Air Brock 5 View Post

Seriously though, I find it comical that they're still doin this yearly signature. Shoulda stopped at 23. Shoulda never started naming them after the year. All they'll do is sit unless some clowns actually bite on the new gimmicky 'performance' concept.

This.
post #140 of 6703
The Proplate Zoom technology made me think about the Carbon Comfort Control Plate that was in the Air Jordan 18's. It was an orthotic that was built in to help with comfort and helps "prevent fallen arches and provides stability and support." This is according to the Driver Manual that came with the shoes.


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post #141 of 6703
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Originally Posted by HardLikeJordan View Post

The Proplate Zoom technology made me think about the Carbon Comfort Control Plate that was in the Air Jordan 18's. It was an orthotic that was built in to help with comfort and helps "prevent fallen arches and provides stability and support." This is according to the Driver Manual that came with the shoes.

I hope they're better than 18's. I hooped in 18's and I felt like I was playing in hollowed out bricks lol
post #142 of 6703
I won't be in a rush to get em, but I'm sure I'll get a pair to play in once they go on sale.

LOVE the quality/build/materials/packaging of the Sig shoes.
post #143 of 6703
I'm still amazed that we haven't seen more pics of the shoes yet...
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post #144 of 6703
2011 was the last solid non-numbered AJ. glasses.gif

The tech on these will be ridiculous but not enough to make me want to open up my wallet. laugh.gif
post #145 of 6703
Any more info out there? I'm surprised they've kept it this secret for so long.
post #146 of 6703
There stupid if they think this is going to help them sell more shoes, if anything they'll sale less shoes.
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post #147 of 6703
Actually I like the 2011 and 2012 a lot. Way better than the 2009 and 2010.
I'm looking forward to see the final product of the 2013.
And to be honest....if MJ would still rock in the NBA with those, you all
end up buying anyway.
I remember how many people flamed at the XI and XIII during the original release
and ended up buying them eventually.
post #148 of 6703
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my hopes are low...but anxious to see what they cook up
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post #149 of 6703
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Originally Posted by ColdCity View Post

9/10 this will be pure crap ridiculously priced .....hopefully im wrong
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the 2012 deluxe pack is definitely high quality performance footwear that was an upgrade to 2011, if 2013 follows suit, this will be a performance beast but probably 250+ which will be whack, i dont want or need the internet integration system
post #150 of 6703
It's going to be a great performance shoe, for high school and college. But I doubt there will be any appealing features for the average joes.
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