Originally Posted by dkonstantinos
Come on NIKE... Why you give us this perfect toe box shape on flight89's .... And this BANANA on Jordan IV ??? ... It makes NO SENSE...
WHY ??? Can someone give me a really good answer on this question ????
Im sure its that Nike never really changed the mold for the flight 89s. There were no reasons to cut back on the cost since they only retailed at 90 bucks and were hardly released. The shape of the IVs has changed many times, and the main change in 2004 was surely to save on cost to maximize profits. From the Netting, to the height, to the tongue padding, to the leather, size of the back plastic tab and depth of the air units. They butchered them. Now they are constantly trying to repair a substandard 2004 mold instead creating a new one based off of 1999 or the Originals. After 2004, the CDP BC IV was the last of that mold and shape. At least 2004 to 2008 had good padding around the ankles. 2012s had a different shape, and now 2015s have a different shape.
But I agree since 2004 til now they have screwed up. Crazy world when the Jordan IV has looked like the poor mans Flight 89 and they cost almost double.
On a positive note, the 2016 white/cement looks improved from the On foot pics posted earlier.
Color has improved with more speckles
Tongue doesn't look as thin and as high
Netting is angled Correctly
Nike Air (Obviously)
Thank Heavens they didn't use the Horrid Tech Grey from the 2012s
Fake Netting is still used
Colored air Unit (which doesn't make sense for it being an OG series)Edited by El Bro - 10/26/15 at 9:34am