- Joined Sep 1, 2005
They way I feel about JB and it's audience can be summed up in one word...ridiculous. What I don't understand is why do people take "Jordan's" so freakin' serious? I mean it's just a shoe. What's so special about this shoe that has people beasting like they do over a shoe that came out in the '80's...got retroed in the '90's and going to be re-retroed again later this year? Why do they stand in long lines, sometimes colder than an early morning in Alaska just to get a shoe that they're just going to hop on Niketalk and sell? Then we have the fakes...the worst thing about that is, all the kid's buying them, supporting basically nothing. I understand that Jordan being a staple in the shoe business and they know what their customers want, but, the ridiculous colors, styles, Spiz'ikes for example..they're no Air Force One's I mean, but come on? All these different schemes and names and what-not...why can't it just be kept simple? There were no Raging Bull 5's (or whatever they were called) in the '80's so why create them now. Not saying that it wasn't a nice colorway but man, classics are classics. It's nice to have a classic be retroed every now and then, but every dang week? Then the quality has gotten so bad that if you try them on, you might as well buy them because either the soles yellow, paint chips or they crease in the toe box area real bad. Now we have all these DMP, BMP, PCP, HIV, STD packages...it's silly to me. Release 2 shoes in one package just to get a little more money. Half the time the consumer doesn't even like one of the pairs and ultimately gets rid of them. JB should seriously stop retroing so darn much. Making these ill-gotten color schemes, stupid names for them and high priced packages with the dumb "quickstrike" release dates. If you're going to come out with the shoe, quit farting around and release the shoe. My feelings are far more in-depth but, George Lopez is on, lol. Feel free to flame me on how I feel...if other's feel the same...please comment on.