Originally Posted by ijapino
SMH at people already writing these off after a teaser pic and vague description.
2012's were dope.
Maybe if Kanye endorsed these, all the kiddies would like 'em? Or if they dropped in some glow in the dark, hot pink colorway??
To each his own. I was at the ASG 2012 Jordan trailer with all the "exclusive" colorways of the sockliners, and I couldn't get myself to spend that much on them. Yes they are comfortable, but they look uglier than most kicks. I was really disappointed with the design. For the inspiration to be a zoot suit era dress shoe, it could have and should have looked better. Those dress shoes are more sharp and narrow. They could have done so much more. When I saw the final product in ashy grey with Volt lining, and the Blue/yellow YOTD, I knew they were reaching. Even the weak Tinker editions seemed uninspired and straight Lazy. From the amazing 2011's to the 2012's, it seemed like they weren't trying anymore.
I actually like the 2010 better than these. I've been an avid supporter of JB, but these, along with the XX2, I could not get myself to buy. You gotta draw the line somewhere...
I have a lot of expectations for the 2013. I'll wait until it's on foot until I pass judgement. It's been a while since I haven't bought JB's flagship shoe. If they do come out in some pink/GITD thing, I will have lost all faith in JB. They should have learned from those abominations of the Pink CPV's....