“Nike Air” makes all the difference. What is your favorite 3 since they’ve started putting the original branding back on them? _______________________________ 📷: AJ III Retros
Sample vs Production - Sometimes it’s fun to see the changes from a sample pair to a production pair. Here we have a promo sample XXXIII (leather overlays) compared to a production XXXIII. Some notes: 1. Leather tongue & overlay panels were changed to Nubuck suede 2. Toe cap color. The sample is partially filled in, the released version all clear. 3. “Eject” release pull is slightly different. Don’t get too excited hypebeasts....it’s not an “Off White” 😂 Any other observations worth noting that you see? Which do you prefer? Sample or Released version? ______________________________ 📷: AJ XXXIII Sample vs. Released. Head over to our site for additional images. Both are an 11.5 and available for sale.
Understandably, there are a lot of people disappointed that we will not see an OG Black / Red AJ1 for Black Friday this year. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find some excitement for a “React” cushioned AJ1. If you follow @weartesters , you’ll notice the “Alpha” AJ1 has been in the rotation lately. It was, and still is, a good idea conceptually to add technology to the old designs. This is arguably the most successful application of that idea to date. Wade even played in them for a good amount during his early days with JB. If they retain the look of the original, can we get our heads around “Improvements”? Or do we only want the exact same shoe from 1985? It’s a tough call. Also very dependent on execution. In the meantime, let’s look back on these Alpha 1’s and see the potential 🤷🏻♂️. #wingslogowednesdays __________________________ 📷: 2010 Alpha AJ1
#2sday - Candy Pack. Dope or nope? __________________________ 📷: 2010 AJ 2
April 16th, 2003 - MJ played his last NBA game in these. What were your memories of that season? Was it mostly positive? Or wish he left well enough alone & retired after the ‘98 Finals? ___________________________ 📷: 2003 AJ XVIII
Nike Air. Who was able to hit on last nights “Shock Drop”? ______________________________ 📷: ‘99 BC / WC IV & ‘00 FR / BM V
NY Knicks. OG’s did not always have perfect stitching or build quality. Time & Storage process can also affect the shoes. Any long time Collector can attest to that. Be easy with each other in the comments. Let’s not make the perceived divide between the “OG’S” & “Hypebeasts” any bigger. There are educators that need to be more patient and there are “newbies” that need to learn how to have respect when someone is posting. __________________________ 📷: 1995 AJ X “Knicks”
‘99’s. They improved on the OG’s in a few ways. Not all Retros are inferior to the original. ______________________________ 📷: 1999 WC IV & BC IV