Nike Air Jordan Retro Metallic V - 7/23/16

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  1. AIR J XIII

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    Using the old open-cell PU midsole would be even better than that, because they would FEEL like the OG/2000, not just look like them.
     
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  2. Aquamanjay_

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    Wouldn’t they crumble just like those as well?
     
  3. show time 96

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    PSG >>> SUP 5's and Metallic over both
     
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  4. Aquamanjay_

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    Supreme 5>PSG
    That nubuck is wack
     
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  5. AIR J XIII

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    Yes... after 8+ years.

    My 2000 black/silver 5s didn't bite the dust until 2013.

    I believe it's worth it for these to feel like Air Max 1s again, but crumble eventually. By then they would re-release anyway.
     
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  6. Aquamanjay_

    Aquamanjay_ formerly jaylaw15

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    My pink 5s are 12 years old and don’t even have a fogged air bubble. Idk about that
     
  7. JRepp23

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    The thing is no one in the 80s and 90s were getting Jordans to make them last "forever". They were instant everyday wear. So with that, they were gonna break down in a year or so. Nowadays everyone expects the same comfort along with durability. Your not gonna get both.
     
  8. JRepp23

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    A lot of people forget and or do not know that MJ had his pairs made to feel broken in right away, fresh out the box. That takes away from durability. So Js in those days didnt last as long. And by design. With a new sig every year, they dont want you holding on to the same pair for five plus years. If you wore them on the regular, they were gonna fall apart. That dont discredit the shoe, it was all set up that way. Now, JB knows most retros are for casual use. Which gives them the ability to give out more stiff materials to LAST. Which takes away from comfort. Again, all by design.
     
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  9. AIR J XIII

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    I see no lies @JRepp23.

    Additionally, the old PU would start yellowing in the first year or two, and they probably felt it would take away from the brand’s “prestige”. From what I’ve read, closed-cell PU is actually more expensive than open-cell, so they must have truly felt the change was necessary.
     
  10. beh235

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    So that would explain a justified price hike
     
  11. dankenstien88

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    The tongue discrepancies are size dependant and have been since 2000, possibly 1990.

    They share tongues between certain size ranges. I'm not sure what the ranges are but on all of my pairs since 2000; 11.5 feature smaller tongues, while 12 jump up to much larger tongues.
     
  12. SNEAKEATER_619

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    I don’t rock these enough. Watching some morning cartoons with my little one. Then gonna rock these all weekend.

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  13. ARK

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    Congrats on the little one. So much fun. I have 2 of my own.
     
  14. SNEAKEATER_619

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    Thank you. I already have a pair of these waiting for him to grow into. I’ve been copping matching pairs of J for little one like a mad man. Can’t wait for him to be just a bit older so we can do the matchy matchy thing.
     
  15. ARK

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    Ah yeah.. I know what you're talking about.

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    My son and his first grapes.

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    Thanks man!
     
  18. MedozK23

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    Found these high school senior pics from 1991. The soles had yellowed by this time, but I loved these shoes and wore them all the time. So glad to have these 2016 retros now.
     

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  19. blazed4dayz619

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    The jeans rolled up like that is quintessential of the 90s...man i used to roll them up just like that to floss my ish. Dope pics my dude.
     
  20. doublemesh96

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    DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THIS SHOE WAS PRODUCED IN A MENS SIZE 13.5??? Reps to anyone that can help.
     
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    Rare size but yes
     
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    My tight rolled pants always came undone. :frown:
     
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    yes
     
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    Beautiful.. look at the tongue.. it's not a Trojan warrior shield. They really forgot how to make their own shoes.
     
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    snagged a pear from stock X last night for 233, how can you beat that? i payed 13 dollars over msrp, THAT IS AMAZING IMO!!!!!!

    having these 2 pears of will smitHs made me think i should get the metallic's also, this Nike Air branding is addictive!!!!
     
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