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Serious Thread - Air Jordans

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

  1. mikey34

    mikey34 Senior member

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    That only holds true to retroes though. The new Air Jordans that are made/introduced every year are still made very well and still great on the court.

    The best basketball shoe on the court is still the Air Jordan XIV.


    +1 on the xiv's rfx. been playing in those since hs back in 2000 and up. probably been through atleast 5-6 pairs.

    I'm so glad I sold all of my J's, I still have a soft spot in my heart for them (atleast some of the og's, xi's, iv's, iii's, etc) but they make so many damn retro's now it would be too much to keep up. I probably got out of the game at the best time, around 2003 and sold all of them for a nice chunk of change (had like 100+ pairs brand new). They are probably worth half of that now with all the retros and re-retros.
     
  2. mikey34

    mikey34 Senior member

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    Jordan 1-6 excellent, everything since [​IMG]

    I'm wearing Black/Gold Terminators today if that means anything?


    no love for the xi's? I loved the og's with the icey soles!

    nil- damn right the iii's and iv's are my fav as well. the cement's and black/red, oh so nice.
     
  3. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    ITT - People going back to what they were before they discovered SF.

    I understand all the hype is stupid but if you get like the retros you basically get the same shoe and it's usually around $100-$150 which isn't that outrageous compared to some things that people buy here.

    Anyway yea I'm just arguing for Air Jordans I to V, VI and VII are slightly arguable and the Concord XI is the only really athletic looking sneaker that I will ever make an exception for.

    Jordans are the reason why the sneaker game exists whether you're that ultimate Nike/Jordan head or random collab head or the shoes in that baller sneaker thread. The early ones really aren't that bad.
     
  4. jaydc7

    jaydc7 Senior member

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    Thats awesome RFX45. I don't think the XI's are the best looking, but they are my favorite.
     
  5. willy cheesesteak

    willy cheesesteak Senior member

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    If they made all white or all black plain leather AJ1's I would cop a new pair every year(no lows).
     
  6. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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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

    Why do "good" sneakers HAVE to start at $300?

    That's one thing I hate about these forums.... you don't have to spend $2000 on an outfit to look good, nor do you have to wait for an annual sale lasting for 1 hour to get decent clothes at a decent price.

    Let's be clear... 90% of Air Jordans are hopelessly gaudy and can really only be justified in Halloween costumes. But like dude said, some of the earlier ones were great. The AJ1s are really good looking, particularly in that classic mid shape.

    There are some elements of style that are universal. Good cuts, good quality fabrics and seamwork, etc. PRICE and BRAND != style.
     
  7. c00kz

    c00kz Senior member

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    [​IMG] Why do sports when you can wear skinny jeans?

    Or you can make your head as big as Kid Cudis so that the silhouette of the big shoes and skinny jeans balances out.
    [​IMG]


    When I visited nyc in 08 everyone was all about skinny jawnz and the red/black/white iii's
     
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    I'm still trying to figure this thread out. What kind of discussion was meant to take place that hasn't taken place on NT a thousand times I imagine, a picture laden thread full of jordans? Jordans of the future? Your favorite jordans of yesteryear? Ok then what?

    Btw it's all about the I, III, IV, and Vs /thread.
     
  9. c00kz

    c00kz Senior member

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    Basically, yeah. Forum threads don't really need to come out with a hardline thesis do they? Shows us J's, talk about J's, hate on J's.. things that are J related.
     
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    jet Senior member

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    niketalk that way >>>
     
  11. daft

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    I & IV are my fav.
     
  12. c00kz

    c00kz Senior member

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    Why can't J's be discussed in streetwear? Niketalk, hypebeast korean dudes will "dopeee" anything in a ridiculous colorway and limited production. + 1 for japan-only collabs and shit. I like to think Sf pays attention to things they don't over there- shape, little details (lacing stance, laces, soles) overall aesthetic.. don't think those NT NSB guys get CP or Margiela all too well.
     
  13. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    I'm still trying to figure this thread out. What kind of discussion was meant to take place that hasn't taken place on NT a thousand times I imagine, a picture laden thread full of jordans? Jordans of the future? Your favorite jordans of yesteryear? Ok then what?

    Btw it's all about the I, III, IV, and Vs /thread.


    I don't get the Desert Boot Thread either.

    Anyway pikcha time

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    whoop whoop

    Vs, IIIs and IVs are my other favorites.
     
  14. dareone

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    i'm still trying to figure this whole forum out. what kind of discussion was meant to take place that hasn't taken place in real life. haha. /sarcasm

    it's all about the v's and xi's!
     
  15. XenoX101

    XenoX101 Senior member

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    Unless you care about sports, there are just too many sneakers nicer than jordans for them to be an option among the style conscious IMO.
     
  16. c00kz

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    I see where you're coming from but they have their own appeal in ways nicer and thoughtfully designed sneaks don't- in other words, yeah there are nicer sneaks for sure. But these have an appeal you don't get with designer sneaks. Whether or not the appeal is worth shit is a different question..
     
  17. c00kz

    c00kz Senior member

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    That last shot is really cool. It looks like some sort of non-designer precursor to RO, eh?
     
  18. Listi

    Listi Senior member

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    Why do "good" sneakers HAVE to start at $300?

    That's one thing I hate about these forums.... you don't have to spend $2000 on an outfit to look good, nor do you have to wait for an annual sale lasting for 1 hour to get decent clothes at a decent price.

    Let's be clear... 90% of Air Jordans are hopelessly gaudy and can really only be justified in Halloween costumes. But like dude said, some of the earlier ones were great. The AJ1s are really good looking, particularly in that classic mid shape.

    There are some elements of style that are universal. Good cuts, good quality fabrics and seamwork, etc. PRICE and BRAND != style.


    Why do you assume that because someone disagrees with you on something that they have all kinds of asinine ideas? Yes, me saying that I like the baller sneakers and not Air Jordans means that I only think expensive outfits are good, obviously that makes sense. I'm a student do you think I spend $2000 on an outfit? Seriously? There are lots of good looking sneakers under $300, there are lots of terrible looking sneakers over $300, and Air Jordans almost universally look like shit.

    I love how you hate stuff that exists only in your head that you make up as you go along just to have something to hate and get agitated over.
     
  19. ArliHawk`

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    It's all about the 2's, 3's, and 4's for me.
     

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