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post #61 of 18388
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I'm sorry,but I don't believe in marketing ploys to help win me over as a consumer. For 13 years the Air Jordan 3 had Nike Air on the back, and then all of a sudden the decision was made to completely remove the branding. Consumers have bought countless old school Jordan classics without the Nike Air branding just because of the love for the shoes....I just find it ridiculous to have a product out 2 years ago and then re-release the same shoe, probably to the same consumer base who bought the previous drop because prior to it re-releasing..it hadn't been out since 2003. From a business perspective, it's a great move..we all get excited when something returns from the past we haven't had in awhile. For most of us, or it seems..some of us, it's not a thrill when you consider it's a limited tease....and the Nike Air branding should've never been taken off years ago in the first place.
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post #62 of 18388

I have my originals from 88 (worn) and several DS pairs of "Nike Air" 3s from 2001. Carting them through several moves, and taking care to store them, now seems like it was a waste of time. Once these 2013 joints drop, my collection becomes irrelevant. The point of collecting (i.e., having old or rare stuff that nobody has because they're not made any more) is now moot. EVERYTHING is being rereleased. Nothing old is special. Just wait a year and it will be back. I mean, Nike released the 3s last year! Part of why I always liked buying shoes was to have something special that not everyone else had. That has become impossible. What's next? Danny Supa Dunk retros? Eminem Jordan 2s? I'll always buy shoes, but my mindset now is strictly to wear them. Collecting is a total waste of time and money.

post #63 of 18388
best believe im gonna be prepared, 2 laptaps, ipad, my brothers girlfriend helping as well.

im getting a pair, ill make sure of it
post #64 of 18388
If this is true I'm glad I didn't get these when they released in '11
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post #65 of 18388
Amazing!

JB is dead.
post #66 of 18388
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best believe im gonna be prepared, 2 laptaps, ipad, my brothers girlfriend helping as well.

im getting a pair, ill make sure of it

 

 

You sure?

post #67 of 18388
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Amazing!

JB is dead.
not sure if serious
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post #68 of 18388
Ehhh. Honestly, I feel like JB could've done a better job.

Why would I want THE SAME SHOE that released in 2011 with the only difference being "Nike Air?"

They should have put the Nike Air on a different shoe that we haven't seen in a while.

Don't get me wrong, i'm for Nike Air, just not on the same shoe that was released almost 2 years ago.
post #69 of 18388
Hmm....

*wonders if Fire Red 3s will have NIKE AIR*
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post #70 of 18388

700

I can't explain my happiness eek.gif THANK YOU JB

post #71 of 18388
Hype has truely taken the game in a new direction....
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post #72 of 18388
NEED THESE
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post #73 of 18388
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Ehhh. Honestly, I feel like JB could've done a better job.
Why would I want THE SAME SHOE that released in 2011 with the only difference being "Nike Air?"
They should have put the Nike Air on a different shoe that we haven't seen in a while.
Don't get me wrong, i'm for Nike Air, just not on the same shoe that was released almost 2 years ago.

Well i'll take the pair you don't wan't then.
post #74 of 18388
You guys are celebrating JB tricking you into buying the same shoe in a 2 year period mean.gif

At this point, Nike Air ain't that serious
post #75 of 18388
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Originally Posted by FutureDHughes View Post

Hmm....
*wonders if Fire Red 3s will have NIKE AIR*


I doubt it. Only reason this shoe is getting the "treatment" is because JB is trolling hard, and wants to have a 25 year commemoration of the slam dunk contest Jordan won in 88. The Fire Red 3 will more than likely have the Jumpman plastered on the back tab like any of the other 3's in the last decade.
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post #76 of 18388
Just when I told myself I was gonna chill on buying Jordans. mean.gif Oh well, these will be copped since I missed out on the 2011's. smokin.gif
post #77 of 18388
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Originally Posted by Originalcafone View Post

I have my originals from 88 (worn) and several DS pairs of "Nike Air" 3s from 2001. Carting them through several moves, and taking care to store them, now seems like it was a waste of time. Once these 2013 joints drop, my collection becomes irrelevant. The point of collecting (i.e., having old or rare stuff that nobody has because they're not made any more) is now moot. EVERYTHING is being rereleased. Nothing old is special. Just wait a year and it will be back. I mean, Nike released the 3s last year! Part of why I always liked buying shoes was to have something special that not everyone else had. That has become impossible. What's next? Danny Supa Dunk retros? Eminem Jordan 2s? I'll always buy shoes, but my mindset now is strictly to wear them. Collecting is a total waste of time and money.

wait so you were a collector, and now you're saying that collecting is a waste of time? which one is it? Like I quoted above....Nike Air should've never had this mentality as a "precious pedestal to collectors" to preserve the collectors and OGs J's. That was Gentry's stupid thinking.

To be really discouraged at JB because Nike Air is returning on an Air Jordan, shows the real mindset on how people look at Jordans. Being that the mindset isn't truly sentimental at all to begin with.
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post #78 of 18388
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Ehhh. Honestly, I feel like JB could've done a better job.
Why would I want THE SAME SHOE that released in 2011 with the only difference being "Nike Air?"
They should have put the Nike Air on a different shoe that we haven't seen in a while.
Don't get me wrong, i'm for Nike Air, just not on the same shoe that was released almost 2 years ago.

totally agree
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post #79 of 18388
I'm good with my 2011's. Good to see OG collectors getting ******* on. I love when they cry about their precious OG's.
post #80 of 18388
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Why would I want THE SAME SHOE that released in 2011 with the only difference being "Nike Air?"
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Maybe not you, but they know that most ppl who copped last year will be gunning for these. It's pretty much a slap in the face.
post #81 of 18388
Missed out on the 2011 release, getting a pair is a must.
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post #82 of 18388
As much as I love this, you think they would of waited for them to fall off, and soon as that happens, bam bring back Nike Air!!!! These will be impossible to get
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post #83 of 18388
So what's the status of the shoes? Retail: $250? Limited to 1988 pairs and HOH's only? mean.gif...sickening!~
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post #84 of 18388
I keep my 2010's in constant rotation. Comfy all around great shoe. Not to mention one of my all time favs. Def gonna cop a pair whether or not Nike Air or Jumpman is on the back.
post #85 of 18388
They prolly gonna make only 88 in the world in honor of 1988 or even worse 3 for the serial # Jordan it is in the series...watch..you know how JB is either that or they gonna charge $500 ....dipset


Honestly rather have them re-retro the Infrared VI w/ no pack and do it right...right material and right shade of infrared w/ no Nike Air .....put THAT OUT
post #86 of 18388
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Originally Posted by Originalcafone View Post

I have my originals from 88 (worn) and several DS pairs of "Nike Air" 3s from 2001. Carting them through several moves, and taking care to store them, now seems like it was a waste of time. Once these 2013 joints drop, my collection becomes irrelevant. The point of collecting (i.e., having old or rare stuff that nobody has because they're not made any more) is now moot. EVERYTHING is being rereleased. Nothing old is special. Just wait a year and it will be back. I mean, Nike released the 3s last year! Part of why I always liked buying shoes was to have something special that not everyone else had. That has become impossible. What's next? Danny Supa Dunk retros? Eminem Jordan 2s? I'll always buy shoes, but my mindset now is strictly to wear them. Collecting is a total waste of time and money.

That makes no sense. You're talking about the 01 retros and then the OG's. The OG's lost little to no value when the 2001's came out. Stop man. I remember that plain as day.
post #87 of 18388
Of course, the ones who've never seen Mike actually play ball will be wearing these sick.gifmean.gif.

Congrats to those who are going crazy now. I was buying retro's when they first released them with the NA.
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post #88 of 18388
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People will still complain about something laugh.gif Will get my hands on them

this....never thought there would be hate for this.....guess they were too young to remember
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post #89 of 18388
Didn't cop the white cements.
Those will be copped.. Me.. My wife..and I will get her fam n my fam to all try n cop.

This completely BLOWS for anyone with an OG or a 94 retro. Makes them almost worthless.. And pointless for taking care of
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post #90 of 18388
WHAT'S NEXT, RETRO CARDS?!?!?!

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