Official Air Jordan 1 Retro High Thread Vol: Best Model/Thread

Best colorway?

  • Black/Red

    Votes: 922 45.6%
  • Royal

    Votes: 291 14.4%
  • Chicago

    Votes: 348 17.2%
  • Shadow

    Votes: 154 7.6%
  • Black Toe

    Votes: 208 10.3%
  • UNC

    Votes: 63 3.1%
  • Kentucky

    Votes: 18 0.9%
  • Neutral Grey

    Votes: 16 0.8%

  • Total voters
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Chicagos always reminded me of Ronald McDonald’s clown shoes. I’m glad the colorway does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for me. The off white Chicagos are even worse with the BIG fqing toebox. Y’all only like the Chicagos cause the hype.
I remember when NT did polls of which colorway were members’ favorite and Chicago definitely wasn’t at the top of the list. Now all y’all have it as the grail. Lol.
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“Sitting” means very different things to you and me. I think of sitting as meaning, sitting @ major retailers. Sitting to me means not having to go outta your way to track down the shoe at the few spots that may have a few sizes left.
welp
you just proved my point
 
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My comment was more intended for the past 4 years and more specifically the last 2 years. I’m in L.A. & it’s extremely rare for any hype model Retro to sit. I remember doubling up on Royals in 2001 and even tripling up on Blk/Red pairs. It was very different back then, before hype and greed changed the landscape.
Can’t argue any of this. Funny how 10 years ago, 11s were the most hyped and sought after retro AJ model.. Little did we all know lol
 
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I'm not of fan of red shoes or Bulls colorways in general... but I'll probably add a pair or two to the collection when they finally retro. I'd rather wear Katrina 3s tho, but even those will get sold once 88s retros.
 
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Chicagos always reminded me of Ronald McDonald’s clown shoes. I’m glad the colorway does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for me. The off white Chicagos are even worse with the BIG fqing toebox. Y’all only like the Chicagos cause the hype.
I remember when NT did polls of which colorway were members’ favorite and Chicago definitely wasn’t at the top of the list. Now all y’all have it as the grail. Lol.
I mean I've wanted the Chicago's for awhile, and it just sucks now because of the last dance impact. It's outrageous, but it's also likely only to go up from here.
 
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Chicagos always reminded me of Ronald McDonald’s clown shoes. I’m glad the colorway does ABSOLUTELY NOTHING for me. The off white Chicagos are even worse with the BIG fqing toebox. Y’all only like the Chicagos cause the hype.
I remember when NT did polls of which colorway were members’ favorite and Chicago definitely wasn’t at the top of the list. Now all y’all have it as the grail. Lol.
For me, my top 5 always be Royals, Breds, Black Toes, Chicagos, Shadows and I totally understand the hate for O-Ws (they honestly kind of look objectively goofy). That said, I think the lackluster 2013 retro really drove up demand for a true OG retro and 2015 were very hyped, even before they dropped (obviously nowhere near where they are now). Add to the fact that 2015s were when the “remastered” versions hit (although the quality increase of OG 1s across the board is debatable) and I think it makes sense why people lust after those 2015 Chis, especially if you consider that they didn’t produce as many pairs as 2017 Royals or 2018 Shadows, for example.
 
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For me, my top 5 always be Royals, Breds, Black Toes, Chicagos, Shadows and I totally understand the hate for O-Ws (they honestly kind of look objectively goofy). That said, I think the lackluster 2013 retro really drove up demand for a true OG retro and 2015 were very hyped, even before they dropped (obviously nowhere near where they are now). Add to the fact that 2015s were when the “remastered” versions hit (although the quality increase of OG 1s across the board is debatable) and I think it makes sense why people lust after those 2015 Chis, especially if you consider that they didn’t produce as many pairs as 2017 Royals or 2018 Shadows, for example.
Dang that’s so true. the initial Release and “restock/re-release” in 2015 of Chicagos were sooooo freaking limited-prices were always pretty high probably due to the fact that they didn’t make as many, like u stated. Good points sir
 
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For me, my top 5 always be Royals, Breds, Black Toes, Chicagos, Shadows and I totally understand the hate for O-Ws (they honestly kind of look objectively goofy). That said, I think the lackluster 2013 retro really drove up demand for a true OG retro and 2015 were very hyped, even before they dropped (obviously nowhere near where they are now). Add to the fact that 2015s were when the “remastered” versions hit (although the quality increase of OG 1s across the board is debatable) and I think it makes sense why people lust after those 2015 Chis, especially if you consider that they didn’t produce as many pairs as 2017 Royals or 2018 Shadows, for example.
Were royals and shadows that limited? I heard otherwise and that’s why Nike changed the business model back to limited. Royals and shadows in 17-18 definitely were higher quantities than normal
 
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Dang that’s so true. the initial Release and “restock/re-release” in 2015 of Chicagos were sooooo freaking limited-prices were always pretty high probably due to the fact that they didn’t make as many, like u stated. Good points sir
The one and only time (in almost 2 decades of buying Js) I’ve ever bought a bot to cop any sneaker was for those 2015 Chis... Even with the $20 bot, I STILL took an L lol.

As DJ Khaled would say: I played myself.
 
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Were royals and shadows that limited? I heard otherwise and that’s why Nike changed the business model back to limited. Royals and shadows in 17-18 definitely were higher quantities than normal
Yeah that’s what I mean-2015 Chis were WAYY more limited than 2017 Royals and 2018 Shadows. They were even more limited than 2016 Breds and Black Toes. IIRC, I believe even SBB 1.0s were produced in higher quantities.
 
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They are better than decent. People are going crazy for Royal Toe’s and it’s almost the same blocking. Gym Red’s are 🔥

People will regret that one in a year or so. Just wait.
The blocking on the Gym Red is actually the Chicago colorblocking. Those tend to go up.

Definitely an underrated shoe that will be more appreciated later.
 

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I wanna cop that pack so bad and every time I do the math of around 800 a pair I just cant do it... I did the same with Frags and now I wish I wouldve copped but the NB pack was such a BS release.
 
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