all I know is don't be fooled. the chrome 8's didnt have that great of material in 2003. It was the same stuff used on the 2012 raptors 7s, Black Cat 3s, Black Cat 4s, 2006 Chambray 7s, Suns 8s, and the 2015 Bordeaux.
What would be nice is if they used suede like on the 2002 Raptors, Laker 6s, Brazil 6s.... Material that actually changes color when you rub it with your finger and the fibers change direction.
Unfortunately the chrome 8s had Durabuck, not Suede or Nubuck. :(
If these are actually "ashy" like most people complain about I'd be happy. Because that material is actually better in my opinion because when you rub the material it changes color because it actually has FIBERS to rub.
I've never really been a big fan of durabuck, because it doesnt even have any fibers to begin with. Sure it doesnt look ashy, but that's about all it does for the shoe. And it just feels cheap. I like the suede like on the Oreo 5s, or Black Grape 5s. 13s usually always have pretty good material on the suede portions. the black and blue 18s were sweet too. Also Black History Month 3s come to mind, those are nice.
Edited by disciple313 - 10/25/15 at 7:31pm
I suspect these will have durabuck just like on the og 2003 Chromes. Anything else would actually be a step up because to me durabuck is the cheapest material to use on a "suede" shoe.