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Serious Thread - Air Jordans

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by lemmywinks, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    Before everyone kills me. Here are like a few things that I'd like to use to my defense.

    The early Jordans are just as classic as some of the other SF approved sneakers. Maybe not on a Converse level but if you want to talk classic some of them have their role in 'classic'.

    And I can't speak for most of the newer Jordans but seriously I've hopped on over to that 'baller sneaker thread' and some of them are a lot worse than the early Jordans.

    And the whole 'belong in a gym' thing... Same argument for Boat shoes, Workwear... bla bla bla.

    And don't get me wrong, I'm not defending all Air Jordans but I think people are just quickly dismissing these when some clearly have their place in history and some look pretty good and are a lot better than that baller sneaker thread.

    After all this time on SF there are still some (I'm thinking Jordans 1-5) that I would wear given the right colorway.
     
  2. jet

    jet Senior member

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    Do you have any real interest in any of these nonsensical threads you start?
     
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    Razele Senior member

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    Thanks lemmywinks for not just posting this in Random Fashion Thoughts

    I truly appreciate this
     
  4. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    Can you next thread please be a food and bowel movement diary

    This interests me
     
  5. Listi

    Listi Senior member

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    And the whole 'belong in a gym' thing... Same argument for Boat shoes, Workwear... bla bla bla.

    Which also both suck, just like Jordans. There is a guy in the library here wearing green white and yellow jordans. They look pretty damn bad. I see lots of asian chicks wearing bizarro colourwayed jordans, they look bad too. This is the wrong forum, you're looking for HYPEBEAST.
     
  6. KBW

    KBW Senior member

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    I'm not a Jordan fan but I do have a few pairs of 1's that I wear on occasion
     
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    Ludeykrus Senior member

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    Which also both suck, just like Jordans.

    I believe boat shoes actually 'blow'.
     
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    bma Senior member

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    Which also both suck, just like Jordans. There is a guy in the library here wearing green white and yellow jordans. They look pretty damn bad. I see lots of asian chicks wearing bizarro colourwayed jordans, they look bad too. This is the wrong forum, you're looking for HYPEBEAST.

    is styleforum seriously only about the "americana" look?
     
  9. Listi

    Listi Senior member

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    is styleforum seriously only about the "americana" look?

    I fucking hate the Americana look.

    See "BALLER SNEAKERS THREAD" to understand what good sneakers look like. ps it's not like jordans
     
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    aeglus Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i don't have any problems with hot asian chicks wearing flamboyant air jordans
     
  11. dareone

    dareone Senior member

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    sadly, you just won't find too many people who could actually appreciate jordans on this forum.

    personally, i am huge fan (although not so much with the retroes) of jordans, especially of the v's and xi's. there's a lot of history behind each of the shoes...
     
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    Indigo_phobia Active Member

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    nowadays, no matter how expensive u pay for ur jordan, they're still made in china
     
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    sadly, you just won't find too many people who could actually appreciate jordans on this forum.

    personally, i am huge fan (although not so much with the retroes) of jordans, especially of the v's and xi's. there's a lot of history behind each of the shoes...


    i have a few pairs that I wear on occasion.. i guess i should be visiting hypebeast [​IMG]
     
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    I fucking hate the Americana look.

    See "BALLER SNEAKERS THREAD" to understand what good sneakers look like. ps it's not like jordans


    Baller sneakers thread has lightened my bank account a good bit [​IMG]
     
  16. RFX45

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    nowadays, no matter how expensive u pay for ur jordan, they're still made in china
    True but these made in china shoes has a much higher resale value than any shoes made in Italy.
    i don't have any problems with hot asian chicks wearing flamboyant air jordans
    I like your way of thinking... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Women of any race with Jordans is good in my book... [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  17. jet

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    LoL @ sneakers that turn yellow
     
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    Listi Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    I would really much prefer this picture without any air jordans in it, thank you very much[​IMG]
     
  19. Makeshift_Robot

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    My problem with Air Jordan trashy ass sneakers is that they don't go far enough. Remember when we were kids and all the rich kids had, like, light-up soles, or laces with little Bat-Signals on them? Well, since Air Jordans/Dunks/Delta Forces are never going to look like anything except plastic Gundam feet, they might as well just go with that. I'm thinking black Adidas with glow-in-the-dark white stripes. Iron Man colorways that actually include pictures of Iron Man fighting villains and having sex with attractive women. Light up soles on every single thing. I'm completely serious.


    On another note, to the OP: my impression is that people on SF actually hate on Air Jordans because they look terrible and do not mesh on a color/textural level with any other decent thing. My brother got me a Nike gift card for Christmas, and I had to wait 3 months before a style of shoe came up that I would wear, even as a "joke shoe". I also thing most designer sneakers look awful, but I have occasionally lusted after a pair of Diors or Lanvins or MMMs just because they look so high-caliber. Air Jordans have an age limit of 13... after that there's just no reason.
     
  20. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    My problem with Air Jordan trashy ass sneakers is that they don't go far enough. Remember when we were kids and all the rich kids had, like, light-up soles, or laces with little Bat-Signals on them? Well, since Air Jordans/Dunks/Delta Forces are never going to look like anything except plastic Gundam feet, they might as well just go with that. I'm thinking black Adidas with glow-in-the-dark white stripes. Iron Man colorways that actually include pictures of Iron Man fighting villains and having sex with attractive women. Light up soles on every single thing. I'm completely serious.

    I think Air Jordan has gone far enough with these:
    [​IMG]

    Colorful socks not included.
     

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