I'm not a fan of frankenstein hybrids at all, but I like these. Not this particular colorway though. I'm a Barkley fan above anything so I'm biased to these as opposed to a hybrid Penny or Jordan. I wouldn't cop full price though.What I want to know is this though, if Nike feels like the current roster of athletes are so good, why do they feel the need to continue to make shoes from retired players? Does this concept not speak to the fact that the players from the 80's and 90's were more popular and marketable? It also speaks to the fact that the current shoe designs are trash. That within itself should make you not want these shoes, it insults our intelligence as customers I feel.
nostalgia is a STRONG selling weapon.
imagine nike selling NO retros whatsoever...they would've been no worse for wear then current reebok or current adidas.
Truth. If Nike didn't have retro's on lock, they wouldn't be this huge