The Official Jordan XXXI Thread

Discussion in 'Jordan Brand' started by yrok1986, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. quise2024

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    :rollin

    I dont think i wouldve said anything at all but thats funny as hell
     
  2. 2396bullz

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    I don't know that the XXX1 will look anything like the I's. The I's are a product of the technology that they had in 1984/85, lending to that specific iconic look. Right now, today, the technology available is significant. If the idea for the XXX1 is to start the Jordan line as if it started today, why would the XXX1 look anything like the AJI?  Were talking 30 plus years of technology and innovation for a sneaker line. With that said, I look forward to seeing what we'll get with the XXX1 concept.
     
  3. cjwb84

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    It would be an interesting move by the Jordan Brand to promote the Nike swoosh on their flagship model. I don't recall any recent modern Jordan (not retro) to feature the swoosh.

    That concept does look great. I wonder what new/better technology the 31 will feature.
     
  4. vintageog7

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    These should be miles ahead of anything in the brand at the moment... I expect them to pull something glorifying out azs this time.. I'm not talking continents and 3D toes.
     
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  5. eltouha

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    this is what i had been hoping for for years. the alpha 1 are an excellent shoe. i don't buy retros at all any more, but i would totally buy alpha 2, alpha 3, etcetera.


    both the 2.0 and 8.0 were pathetic attempts of the same.
     
  6. victorious

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    yo you are a better man than most. a lot of us would just shake our heads as he paid for the 8.0s lol
     
  7. airsully23

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    9/3/2016  (per sneakernews.com)

    845037-001    BREDS

    845037-003     FINE PRINT
     
  8. jumpman cbt2

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    So September 2016 is the initial release of the 31 right?
    Hope they dont look like a 29.75 or 30.5 design wise.
    Reusing the same basis sole design for the 3rd time would be very lame.
    While you keep the inner structure you still can alter more details here and there.
     
  9. airsully23

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    as stated, got this info off of sneakernews.com which i have found a good solid, source for info

    just trying to be a positive NT member and contributing by sharing confirmed info[​IMG]  
     
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  10. blco02

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    Sneakernews got their info from Dino hatfield. He's the one with the info. Sneakernews are leaches from Dino and NT.
     
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  11. airsully23

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    just reviewed page 1 of this thread

    states a summer release, when it is a back to school release on 9/3  

    is September summer ?

    it's fall where i live

    also style 003 FINE PRINT is not listed

    [​IMG]
     
  12. 2396bullz

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    FINE PRINT listing is here...

    http://*************.com/news/2016/05/air-jordan-31-xxx1-release-date

    Official end to summer is the autumnal equinox on September 23rd. What difference does it make if this release was labeled a summer release but 9/3 is considered fall to some people? It STILL releases on 9/3 in the SUMMER. Its not like you don't know what date the shoes are releasing [​IMG]  
     
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  13. airsully23

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    thanks for that interesting fact, great conversation piece

    i was going by info on page 1 (as i said) , not the link you supplied, and 003 not included

    just trying to share new info not in the THREAD yet

    i think the Olympics are done by 9/3 .....so info is a little misleading/wrong
     
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  15. vilennwong

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    much earlier than expected. can't wait to see these.
     
  16. jumpman cbt2

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    It's ibteresting that between the 30s and 31s release are only 7 months in between.
    It took Tinker and co over 17 months after the 29s release for the 30s despite using the same sole design and altered them minimally.
    Are the 30s like some others here said just a gap holder?
    I expected for the 30s something special like 20s back in 2005.
     
  17. airsully23

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    2016 summer olympics run 8/5 - 8/21
     
  18. iraned

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    Rumor has it (and I believe it's brought up earlier in this thread) that either a production problem or MJ not liking the initial 30 design led to a rush job and release of the XXX. This next shoe is thought to be what they were actually working on before whatever happened, happened.
     
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    Totally agree.  “There’s an old saying in Tennessee—I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee—that says, fool me once, shame on, shame on you. Fool me—you can’t get fooled again.”   Please, some of us were #heartbroken when we saw the XXX midsole.  Hurt, betrayed, felt like you mailed it in.  Surely, you've had time to rotate, rejigger, de-couple, re-unlock, or do whatever you have to to the zoom, maybe lunarlon-ize it, or air max-imize it, or free it, or otherwise heretofore potentize it with any of the myriad other patented technologies you have at your disposal.  Just make it look, sound, and above all else feel cool again.  You shouldn't really call a new shoe new when the foot-feel is 92.5% the same as the previous model.  I dig Tinker, and did the whole suspension-of-disbelief thing when they unveiled the XXX...  And when he said you really don't have to change a chassis every time you're up at bat, I almost-almost believed it...  But my gut feeling was that if there was not enough of a change,  just extend the model one more year and build up the mystique.  You're selling a ton of retros anyway... take a breather... go on hiatus... re-charge... and then come out with something mildly mind-blowing. An evolution of the line.  A simple, sleek, visually striking, adaptable, comfortable, and dynamically-fitting piece of wearable art.  With MJs iconic silhouette embedded in the piece. Piece of cake, right?  Totally get it, this is not easy work, it's a labor of love, but it's what some of us ultimately crave.
     
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  20. eltouha

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    they work 2+ years in advance of each release. what we will get with the 31 is what they always intended. we got the rush job on the 30 and the late release due to some issue. my money is on mj saying no to something late in the game. someone will eventually unearth what could have been with the 30, some time in the future, but it won't be the 31.