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I kinda see it as disrespect. You cant tell me Bo was like: Yeah....how about a "South Beach colorway." Retro's are one thing, but things have gotten ridiculous. I thought the Lunar 180 SC's were bad enough, sale tags hanging from them when ever I see them. I do like some of the Non-OG color ways, if done right it can be refreshing. I see Pippen is sitting down with Nike and doing another shoe, if its anything like this, Ill spend my money elsewhere
So I bought the black hyper punch (http://sneakernews.com/2014/10/01/nike-air-max-bo-jax-hyper-punch/) for $70 shipped. It's actually a good looking shoe and very comfortable. If you get past the fact that it's a fusion of various models, and people's general hate for that concept, it's actually quite a nice design. I'm a fan of OG models, and grew up wearing them, but I can appreciate a well put together design. Another example is the Son of Mars low. If that shoe had launched as the Jordan 4 in '89, everyone would have loved it. It doesn't look hokey; it's actually very clean, and the quality is arguably much better than 3s and 4s recently.
I wish the Trainer TW 360 (the medicine ball version shown earlier in the thread) would have launched. Great looking shoe with a much higher level of comfort. I only wish that Nike would use a lower PSI in their 360 air maxes b/c I don't find them as soft as they should be. I guess if I weighed 50lbs more they would probably be more cushy....heh.