Originally Posted by Picasso Swerve
Originally Posted by RFX45
I'd say SLPs are a bit more popular right now just because most still do not have them while most have a pair of the Arenas already. Both are selling out on sight but SLPs are a bit more sought right now. But again the point is celebs didn't hype the SLPs, hell when I first posted it here, I was like one of two who liked them, most just bashed them and told people to buy Stan Smiths instead.
If they werent AJ1 inspired, they woudnt get the praise they do. You cant even say "if you took away the fact they are AJ1 inspired" because the shoe looks WAY too similar to not be compared to the AJ1. I would even go as far as being a "rip off".
Gorgeous shoe either way.
Oh no denying that but the fact stands that most hated them when they first posted.
Actually, you can't call them AJ1 inspired and not many put that connection together until the red and blue colorways came out. There are two SL/02H, one without that toe box piece and one with it, but both were initially compared to Stan Smiths
or more Top Ten Hi Sleek
with the smooth leather.
And remember these, I think some (if not most) were calling it Adidas Decade/Americana Hi rip-off or something initially because of the suede.
It's that toe box piece that made all the difference though that made them more AJ1 but it was really only apparent once the colorway inspirations came out and that is when people started to notice and the scavenger hunt begun.