For $220 I want the exact same shoe MJ wore.
The exact same mold and design.
I don't need new tech cause I'm not hooping in them anyway.
And if I drop $220 and that midsole paint start chippin', I'm going on an all out social media blitz against NIKE until I get a replacement pair.
I think your expectations are too high. All things considered these are pretty close. My biggest concerns for the 4s have been met, which were the toe box shape, color of grey, and the amount of speckles. Also the ankle collar looks like it sits slightly higher. Very few Nike retros look exactly like the originals. Or if the shape is the same, the leather quality suffers