Here they are again.
Is it just me or do you just have to wait some years for them
to appear again if you missed a release?
Jordans used to be exclusive,
now they just claim to be.
Nowadays you can pick up many og colorways easily
or even in a sale.
They need to switch their game up to keep the people interested
that have seen the same shoe release 3 times.
How about a 300€ premium version of each one
compared to a regular version for everyone?
That way you can distinguish the hype people from the connoiseurs.
I’ve had the 2000 first retros, picked up in a Factory Store for 65€.
They were my vacation kicks once, even worn them in New York.
With the new one you have to ask yourself:
How much does yellowing bother me?
The new sole with a blue tint to avoid yellowing
is not really true to the original.
I usually am no fan of this sole
but in this case it matches the color at least.
When I get a Jordan XI I want a clean, clear sole,
I don’t care if it is yellowed after years.
Unfortunately they have the ‘steel toe’ toe most XI retros have.
I played with Photoshop a bit
to show you a toe shape I would like.
Lows are usually made to be worn in summer
but these aren’t really breathable as the patent is airtight
and they use leather on the upper.
The IE is a more summer friendly version.
Get it if you always liked the original
and /or missed the original release.
Don’t get it if you want a light sneaker for summer.
It is an us 8.