I don’t know whom to be more upset with as far as sneakers go, Kanye West or Michael Jordan the two share the title of the most over-hyped over-priced sneakers Out there, I actually had respect for the Nike Yeezy’s, but they created very limited pairs and with that a greater demand. His previous offerings go for three grand and up. Now he wants you to pay $100 more for these Adidas, and that is not a knock on Adidas as it is on high fashion, here is why I am not impressed. during his sneaker hiatus when he tried to break into fashion by way of money, he called us all slaves to high fashion. Now he releases a Clone of sorts under another brand charges you more but its okay because he is who he is. As Adidas go these are a fresh new step in fashion, the sole is fantastically interesting, the boot like opening and interesting lace up, scream attention I Just don’t see $350, and maybe because of who he is. You can’t bully your way thru music and fashion, I give you musical genius, creative bastard, but lose the auto-tune and work with Twista, Common, and Consequence again. I am not truly certain on your input with Nike and why things went south, true your kicks are way above just mentionable but I’m not on your label Good Music (whom by the way have their pairs for free) I am a hardworking sneaker collector. One who thinks Jordans aren’t collectors items because they come out every month in a new color like every other Nike Air Max or Air Force One I have De La’s, DJ AM and Coraline dunks those are rare and at launch no more than $150 each. I don’t know maybe I’m crazy maybe too much Public Enemy but I won’t believe the hype. ~Vonte
Yes I’m going at the brand again.. But follow me for a little bit. Last week I went to Sneaker Con DC. If your not familiar it’s a show to buy sell and trade your wares be among vendors, customizers, and the like. It was a great show much to see and awe, and yet there were Jordan’s at nearly every table (if not all) every where you look. Patrons at the event not even old enough to have watched him play can still and do have “retro” J’s. Jordan retired in 1994 which will bring you from the 1’s up to the jordan IX’s while he was still in the game (first retirement) and what 29 total styles for that part of the brand at least one a year so.. what’s so “retro” about his shoes? Look up any “jordan retro” the good ones so 1 thru 12 then look at all the different colorways.. You got punked they never stopped the line long enough to have a quality retro product, its not even worth the resale. I could just wait till the next whichever comes out in that new color way that only thousands of people will have a pair of (sarcastically). Here are two quick sneaker terms, OG originals before a retro is released, or DS deadstock brand new never worn or tried on. The term OG for J’s went out the window years ago so unless you selling DS.. Jordan’s are overrated.
Consider a pair of sneakers I sold a few years ago the Nike Coraline Dunks, (regret it too) they came out with the animated movie “Coraline” very limited pairs were made and even fewer in special edition boxes will never be made again there will be no new colorways no restock that’s a true collectors item. Ever collect pro sport cards? Comic books? Or Barbie’s (for the lady readers)? How many times did they remake Michael Jordan rookie cards? Or number one Superman? What about 1000 more barbie by stefano canturi? Whats that make your collection? -Vonte