Air Jordan Midsole Life

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Hey NT, I have a question for those that especially experienced with older or vintage Air Jordans or those that have some knowledge on the materials that areused to create an Air Jordan. I was looking to get into purchasing some of the older models/retros that came out from even 2006 and back, starting with stufffrom my favorite set Air Jordans III-VI. Question is however, how long does the average Air Jordan that uses a phylon foam midsole like a lot of the models dolast, %## many years and is it worth investing money for a sneaker that I won't get a lot of time to wear or one that may even fall apart after the firstwear? Thanks NT
 
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only models you need to be worried about are the III's and IV's the midsoles crack after about 2-3 years maybe earlier if constant wear and i think itsa good investment but thats only my opinion
 
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QFT ^ only gotta worrie about 3,4,5,6,7,8 and 10s are known for cracking and i have personal expierence with all those numbers cracking on me and they were allog
 
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yeah, there was a thread that said something like you can still wear og l's because of what they used to make the sole, the thread had a dude that found apair of og l's at a goodwill
 
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Midsoles on the 2002 Retro IXs don't crack... but the midsole paint cracks quite badly.
 
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I wonder if the 2002 Raptor VII's would crack if I bought them DS or VNDS.
 
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Originally Posted by hypebeast5

only models you need to be worried about are the III's and IV's the midsoles crack after about 2-3 years maybe earlier if constant wear and i think its a good investment but thats only my opinion

True Story.............I had a VVVVVVNDS pair of FRESH cement IV's wore it about 3-5 times and it was worn by the previous owner but in good condition.
Just 1 random day decided to wear them.....had no problems all day and as i got home and thru my sneakers done.........
I SAW CRACKs !!!
 
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2-9 have fragile soles but the 3,5-9 retros are good. jus gotta worry bout the IVs from OG and 99.
 
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I barely see any OG's after XI's crumbling. You may want to invest some time into learning how to restore midsoles too, if you are really serious aboutgetting more "OG's"
 
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I wore my '99 4's about 2-3 times a week from day one, and up until about a year ago, they just couldn't hold on anymore.
 
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thanks guys I appreciate a lot of your advice. I was gonna buy the original colored retros and get a lot of what I used to have before reality, college andfraternity finances set in.

So how many years left in
2006 Jordan IVs
2006-07 Jordan Vs
2007 Jordan IIIs
2008 Jordan VIs

thanks again
 
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Originally Posted by swingshot

Midsoles on the 2002 Retro IXs don't crack... but the midsole paint cracks quite badly.

i had the cool greys IXs from 02 and they cracked quite a bit where the seams hold down the pl...i beat them pretty good though thats probably why
 
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most of the models you mentioned crack but not as easy as III's and IV's be careful especially if your buying OGs and expecting to wear them
 
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Originally Posted by AIRGOLDEN2123

thanks guys I appreciate a lot of your advice. I was gonna buy the original colored retros and get a lot of what I used to have before reality, college and fraternity finances set in.

So how many years left in
2006 Jordan IVs
2006-07 Jordan Vs
2007 Jordan IIIs
2008 Jordan VIs

thanks again
just guessing here
2006 Jordan IVs like 6-7 years if you use them wisely and rotate shoes if you wearing them constantly 3-4 ears
2006-07 Jordan Vs like 8 years or more Vs are pretty durable but if your wearing them constantly 5 years
2007 Jordan IIIs same as the IVs
2008 Jordan VIs if they are the olympics with the patent leather i think like 7 years and maybe 2-3 before they start yellowing
i maybe wrong then again they are just guesses
 
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