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Old 09-01-17, 07:09 PM   #1
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Air Jordan Shoes

Who owns a pair or owned a pair back in the day or any collectors?

Is the $190 price tag justified for these shoes?







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Old 09-01-17, 07:24 PM   #2
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

The Apple of footwear.
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Old 09-01-17, 07:42 PM   #3
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

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Who owns a pair or owned a pair back in the day or any collectors?

Is the $190 price tag justified for these shoes?
I currently have 8 different pairs of AJ (three 1s, IV, XI, XII, 2009, & XXXI).

I love 'em, worth every penny to me. If I didn't literally have 20 pairs of shoes right now (which is my self imposed limit) I probably would have bought the recent History of Flight XIII's and the current retro V's.

I'm hopeful with the new XXXII's drawing inspiration from the II they'll do a proper retro coming up (the recent deconstructs weren't my cup of tea), and I'll retire an older pair to make room for those.
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Old 09-01-17, 11:40 PM   #4
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

I always wanted a pair when I was a teen growing up but my parents would never spend the money.

Now that I'm older I realize what a waste of money they are (and were).

I stopped wearing Nikes around 1997 when they really started hurting my feet. I'm just a square old man now, I guess.
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Old 09-02-17, 12:19 AM   #5
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

Nope. Never. Hell, I used to wear the knock-off shit from Pro-Wings. I had pro-wings that looked like K-Swiss and other varieties. My parents were Pay Less Shoe Source shoppers. Even when I started working the most expensive shoes that I would buy with my own money were Reeboks -- those nylon ones, or Puma Swedes.

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Old 09-02-17, 12:28 AM   #6
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

I prefer basic clean looking sneakers instead of crazy patterns/designs.

I always found Jordan sneakers to be feminine and find them much nicer on female feet.
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Old 09-02-17, 12:35 AM   #7
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

I played basketball almost everyday when I was a kid. I begged my parents for a pair of Jordans and got the XII in 1997



Penny Hardaway was (still is) my favorite player of all time and I had a pair of his shoes as well



But as an adult, I would never spend this kind of money for shoes. I think the most expensive pair of shoes I own are about $100 and they are nice dress boots.
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Old 09-02-17, 03:26 AM   #8
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

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The Apple of footwear.
Nike reissues the old versions and people go crazy for them though Apple products are more useful and practical and things you can use for everyday life and Jordans are more of a luxury item and not a necessity.

I suppose they are at the top of the chain when it comes to basketball shoes and Jordan retired a long time ago and the shoes still sell.
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Old 09-02-17, 08:49 AM   #9
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

If they are size 23, then, yes.
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Old 09-02-17, 09:00 AM   #10
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

I have been buying and wearing them since day one.
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Old 09-02-17, 09:47 AM   #11
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

I regularly spend $100+ on basketball shoes that I wear for actually playing basketball but I've never liked Jordans. Too boring.
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Old 09-02-17, 11:03 AM   #12
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I prefer basic clean looking sneakers instead of crazy patterns/designs.
At some point in the late 90s I feel Nike started hiring crazy lunatics to design their shoes. The company went completely bonkers with the designs. Walking through their stores was like an acid trip there for a while. I couldn't see myself wearing such wacky-ass shoes.
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Old 09-02-17, 11:18 AM   #13
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

I remember these shoes and that price tag? Aren't they still around today, and if so how much do they cost?
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Old 09-02-17, 11:57 AM   #14
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

I saved up my money ($125) so I could buy a pair of 7's when I was 12. They were awesome, but I outgrew them within a year, thus highlighting how stupid it was to spend that kind of money.

I have a friend who collects them now and has given me a pair of 3's and a pair of 7's. I still think they're cool, but they don't exactly jive with my current fashion sense. I've only work them a couple of times. I'm more of an Allen Edmonds kind of guy these days.
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Old 09-02-17, 04:45 PM   #15
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

I've been using Jordan's since day one, but they were for playing basketball. Back in the day, they were pretty good for playing but now, they are too bulky and heavy compared to other Nike shoes like the Hyperdunks and the KDs. I still buy them to wear not play in them, but I'm not a collector like many are, where they basically store them in the boxes as high price collector's items.
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Old 09-02-17, 06:22 PM   #16
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

I wear a pair of Champions that I got on clearance at Target for 8 bucks. $15 is my limit for a pair of sneakers.
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Old 09-02-17, 09:30 PM   #17
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

Always wanted a pair as a kid. Never got one. When the retros came out around, I don't know, 1998 or 99 I guess, I bought a pair. Probably wore them twice. They just weren't my style anymore because I wasn't 11.
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

Never had Jordan's. But I had Robinson's Air Command Force pumps and Air Pippen II's. But they were uncomfortable.

When I started to play volleyball competitively, I switched to the low top Dee Brown Reebok AboveThe Rims. But they didn't give me the arch support I needed. Nike's are too high.

Then I got the Kobe Adidas KB8's. I bought 2 pairs and they lasted me through 3 seasons. They were perfect. Super light, but I could make quick cuts (I played as a libero). I wore them out. But I didn't care for the KB8 II's. They had changed enough to not have the same feel.

I also got The KOBE, but I could never play in those. They were super snug, but the bottom rails were so slippery, I have no idea how he could make cuts without losing his footing. I got the KOBETWO, but the same thing. I have no idea how he can plant and take a hard cut without falling. When he switched to Nike, I remained with Adidas and continue to wear them. Got a few pairs of the Duramos.
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Old 09-02-17, 09:51 PM   #19
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At some point in the late 90s I feel Nike started hiring crazy lunatics to design their shoes. The company went completely bonkers with the designs. Walking through their stores was like an acid trip there for a while. I couldn't see myself wearing such wacky-ass shoes.
Yeah I agree with you there, I too notice the trend of crazy designs.

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Old 09-03-17, 06:51 AM   #20
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

I owned these in 8th grade when I was around 14. Back then they were $120, so $190 26 years later is reasonable to me. Favorite sneakers I've ever owned.
Come to think of it, I think I'm giong to buy the same exact ones on eBay.


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Old 09-03-17, 11:04 AM   #21
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

I don't understand people collecting sneakers. People buy these, not to wear, but to save unused or put in a display case in their house?
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Old 09-03-17, 05:25 PM   #22
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I remember these shoes and that price tag? Aren't they still around today, and if so how much do they cost?
Usually around $190 and over $200 when sales tax is added.

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Old 09-03-17, 05:49 PM   #23
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I don't understand people collecting sneakers. People buy these, not to wear, but to save unused or put in a display case in their house?
So your saying you don't understand people who collect anything then. Shoes, antiques, baseball cards, etc. It's all the same. If people get enjoyment out of it who cares.
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Re: Air Jordan Shoes

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Yeah I agree with you there, I too notice the trend of crazy designs.

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What a scam Nike are pulling on people,they are 95$ in the hole on a shoe made in the 3rd world where workers probably don't even make 95$ in a month. Really
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I owned these in 8th grade when I was around 14. Back then they were $120, so $190 26 years later is reasonable to me. Favorite sneakers I've ever owned.
Come to think of it, I think I'm giong to buy the same exact ones on eBay.

Just found a 'retro' pair from 2006 on ebay, brand new in the box. Seller was asking $130 but I used the 'make offer' feature & got them for $115 which is $5 cheaper than what I paid 26 years ago lol.
If I didn't come across this thread, I wouldve never thought to buy these.
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