Originally Posted by ChefwitJays
Bruh. Every year prices of shoes have gone up. AM95OGs 170now, KD8s 180 etc etc
To me they OUTSHINE them by a huge margin because their Truer to OGs. If anyone thinks 4 years later and $40more their getting some made in Italy's their trippin! Fact is people always gonna complain. 3 of my homies have the 2011s with glue stains, I have 2 pair no glue stains thats QUALITY! People get their 2011s scuffed because of the "material" the new material won't do that as easy that's better "quality"
Nike/JB isn't making no flyknit/elite/whatever new "performance" technology for Retros because that's what your implying for them to do.
I have zero issues with quality because side by side the 2015s are better and for $40 more 4 years later I'm really not sure what else they could have done to keep it Truer to OG with "Quality" because that would make them an entirely new shoe.
"Jordan Brand’s Retro Remaster initiative is not just about using premium materials. It’s about refining the art of traditional shoe-making in a day and age when innovative (and more cost effective) materials and construction methods have become the norm in the footwear business. Knowing that their consumers are passionate and well educated about the sneakers they love, Jordan has answered the call for a higher grade of materials on their Retro releases, but their efforts reach far beyond just using better leathers.
Starting with the Spring 2015 season that will begin in January, all Air Jordan Retros will be crafted using a completely revamped construction process with an elaborate and intimate approach to the way these shoes are manufactured. Aside from just creating a more premium product, the idea is to refine the Retros to be as close as possible to the OGs in every way, from the way they look and feel, to the way they perform and respond to wear. Using original pairs to get each detail true to form, JB is setting out to recreate Tinker and Michael’s original vision for what these shoes should be."
Now please tell me again why we arent supposed to be getting better shoes? Im glad your pairs met YOUR standards however high or low they are, but they dam sure didnt meet mine. I actually bought the 2015 pair and mine had glue by the mountain peeks, toe bumb and all. Youre making an argument that these are better than the 2011 pair based on color, what im saying is that after this huge marketing campaign Nike/JB did promising us better shoes the only difference between the 2011 pair and the 2015 pair is they shades of color used, when the 2015 pair is supposed to be "premium" and superior. Jordan brands words not mine. I want a better shoe FIRST, ill worry about true to OG afterwards. If they told you that they were remastering the space jam 11 to have the color the original sample hag, but through it on the CDP 11 body, would you say it was better because its truer to OG than the 09 release was? if so then keep sipping that Koolaid fam. I have no problem paying more money for a better quality product, amd like ive said, JB gives us quality when they want to, but dont try and justify the masses being hoodwinked like this because they got some of the colors right.