Can't agree with you more.. looks like they just made a bunch of half mc half grey uppers and decided to spray paint whatever color someone chose on the grey side. If they only weaved a half mc half black upper it woulda looked so effin good. Nike has been dropping the ball hard on this model, from the cheap murky midsoles to the painted uppers... makes me sad cuz it had so much potential.
Eh. Not crazy about it being painted, but I think the other option woulda been that they would have had to sew the medial side to the lateral side, and who knows, maybe that would have driven up the cost. I know, the cost is already high, but maybe it woulda been higher. Regardless, from what I see of the black medial version MC I am very excited to get mine.
Otherwise, I have liked the X a lot - I love the FK highs and lows and own multiple pairs of several CW's. The mesh version didn't appeal to me as much, but I picked up a few. I actually like the midsoles on the GR's - the dark on the Drills, the greenish on the Mambacurials, etc.
And frankly, I'm kinda glad there were less CW's than the IX - I spent way way too much on the IX.
Edited by AndersonJames - 11/6/15 at 7:37am