- Joined Dec 8, 2014
Obviously ahead of their time. The shoe that changed the sneaker world. Hoping for OPs sake and mine as well he is gonna get these next year. Loved the pics though. Why not? Was the thread needed? Probably not.look how much slimmer they were than other shoes of that era
Pretty sure he always wore a long pair of socks and folded them down on top of themselves back then to get the "short" sock look he was known for. That's why they always look so fat in those pics. I remember when me and one of my teammates did it back in 8th grade sometimes, before everyone started actually selling truly short socks to a widespread degree.Damn those were some thick socks Jordan was running with.
Always thought it was excessive ankle tape.
Nah, I am 99 percent it was the folded socks over the tape. Look closer at how the top of his socks look. They have a rounded edge and no normal "throat" to the socks like every pair of socks ever made. They're folded over. That's why they have a distinct end to the fatness lower down near his foot/ankle. And yeah, I know, now we're analyzing MJ's sock habits from 30 years ago LOLLmaoooo yeah it was type OD
You're totally correct. Personally the fire red 3 retro is the one I actually think looks the best of the OG colorways in current retro form. The dark EP looks a lot better to me than the too-light gray EP of the white cements and black cements and true blues. I haven't bought any of those three and won't until they fix them overall--color shades, shape--but if I was going to buy a retro 3 the way things stand, it would be the fire reds. They aren't correct but I still find they look cool standing on their own. That light gray with black lines EP on the other colorways just absolutely kills them for me. Totally just personal preference, though.With the proper color dark grey EP and not the all black from retros.