Originally Posted by nosajthing
Originally Posted by jc619er
Here's all I can say about shape and keeping shoes the same. Reebok has been making the Classics the exact same since the early 80's with that cheap paper leather and crappy velcro straps. K-Swiss has made the same classic white low tops for an eternity and they haven't changed. Adidas has been making the shell toes and Stan Smiths identical since the 70's and 80's. Hell the AF1 coke whites are no different than from '82. So what is so hard about it for JB to make a retro exact. They did it in the mid 90's. What makes 20 years later so different.
well, superstars and stans have been in their second iteration for a while now, both with a more padded tongue. they're now "retro'ing" the original superstar as the superstar 80s. so nike isn't the only one "remastering" their classic silhouettes.
hmm, but the modern Superstars are an attempt to improve on some of the older tech of Adidas classics
JB on the other hand is "remastering" as a failed attempt to correct some of their own self-inflicted problems
They're not trying to improve the shoe, they're just claiming to fix what they've been screwing up for 15 years