Official Nike Air Max '91 BW Thread

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  1. jordans01

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    I’ve seen the 180 hybrid samples as well. Imo the 180 sole doesn’t flow right with upper of the bw the 97 sole compliments it better
     
  2. jordans01

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    C3400837-BD77-4EAA-94F8-18039A4E559E.png 39893DF2-BE71-4ED0-AAA6-087081342C7F.png Some on feet pics of one of the upcoming pairs. They look pretty good
     
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  3. david choi

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    Yes agreed. Only thing i found weird is the toe box is quite long on the 97 soles. There wasnt a 9.5 for me to try in the store where I copped my silver persians. Oh well needa stick with the 10 anyway. BTW in the BW og i wear 9.5 TTS.
     
  4. FrenchSneakerAdd

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  5. SC kid

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    Both dope.

    I would personally take the marina jade bws over both of those all day.
     
  6. NotoriousLEEdope

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    Just got my Persian Violet 97/BWs in and man they run long! Do BWs often run a little longer? Unfortunately, I’ve never owned a pair.
     
  7. FrenchSneakerAdd

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    for me no, perfectly TTS with my 8us (i have also the persian OG from 2016)

    edit, ahhhh sorry, i don't have the silver persian violet 97/BW... only the original 1991 BW (original run TTS)
     
  8. ihadthose

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    OK, but that's just your opinion, of which I disagree. Vague design similarities aside, there is no correlation whatsoever between the BW and the 97, which for me, has ALWAYS been an ugly shoe and the second worst Air Max of the 90s for me after the 98 (yes, I prefer STs to both)

    But I respect your opinion, as we all see the world through different eyes. Did you know that the BW/180 sample was produced in order to conceal the design of the 180 upper? Haha, seems trivial now, but a big deal back then

    And for the record, 180s are NOT Air Max. Only added the Max from the Powerwall/HOA on, which robbed the BW of its rightful place in that pack as Air Max 91...
     
  9. ihadthose

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    Sorry, but wouldn't even be a good regular BW cw. They need to stop with this model yesterday
     
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  10. rob1ne

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    If they gonna bring back the bws again they really have to improve upper shape, bubble size, that brick like midsole and the upper materials must be a lot softer and more flexible. The last couple of retros havent even been a shadow of its original self.
     
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  11. jordans01

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    I gotta agree with u on that one. Saw a pic on ig the other day and I think they look pretty dope I would rock them. Although I would choose a different upper on the colorway I’d go with the traditional Black/Persian upper

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  12. ihadthose

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    100%. Whatever they did around 2012/3 needs to be reversed. They are very narrow in the saddle, and uncomfortable as a result round arches. No idea why they lost the cut outs on the heel counter either. I met with a guy who did the BW SMUs for EU around 2006/7, and he told me they had taken out the forefoot Air around 2005. That needs to come back, too. The collar and tongue padding is way too thin also. I can't even wear my Marinas they are like blocks of wood, shame, as it's the best cw, one I ALWAYS wanted. The whole shoe is just too rigid now, whereas they used to be very soft, padded, and comfortable (I am still wearing 2009/10 BWs).

    I will say, though, the materials for the last Persian and Marina releases were pretty much bang on. They have the OG felt (soft suede) and no seam on the bottom lace like the originals, but the mesh was a bit off. It is one Nike that should have a high toebox, too, and one that actually doesn't haha

    Why they can't just take an OG pair apart and make again from those patterns is beyond me. If they could make them properly with 1991 technology, surely they can make them even better with 2018 technology, not worse. Let's hope the reason they are doing these horrible 97s is due to them reworking the real BW. We can only hope!
     
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  13. ihadthose

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    Whoa, no thanks. Just this or nothing: bw97sample.jpg
     
  14. AirMatt91

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    Wish I grabbed the prm khaki bw joints never see a pair pop up in big sizes
     
  15. jordans01

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    Lol that’s what I just said it would look good on a Black/Persian upper

    Yea those are pretty rare. I wish I would have picked up a dark loden pair when they were going for cheap
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  16. AirMatt91

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    Yeah that’s the pair I meant the dark loden
     
  17. ihadthose

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    BWs on the front of the BBC site this week (yeah, I know—they're some Ultra SEs, or whatever)
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  18. AIRMAXDISCIPLE

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  19. noblekane

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    thats dope

    another bad creation always had the dope gear
     
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  20. AIRMAXDISCIPLE

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    yeah they were always rocking the flyest kickz, AMs, AJs, AF1s and all that
     
  21. MAIN INGREDIENT

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    We gonna see more persians or what? Nike seem to be upping their retro game so now would be a good time yo
     
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  22. AIRMAXDISCIPLE

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    nike should stop playing games and just retro all the OG cws from the BW, since that are the cws what seems to sell and from all AM shoes the BWs had the most OG cws more than 20 lol
     
  23. MAIN INGREDIENT

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    Yeah - I remember you posting all those old magazines round the time the marina jades came out... fingers crossed for OG retro goodness
     
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  24. ihadthose

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    This. SICK of Persians. In fact, I am gonna say it, I have never really been a fan. More a Marina guy, and prefer almost any colour up to around 96 or so, bring back the black/solar reds, the navy/lyon blue or the forest green 96, Persians been rinsed.
     
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  25. AirMatt91

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    Marinas are so cold