December 29, 2011 BY Aaron Hope / 14
The Air Jordan XII looks to have such a rousing 15th birthday this year that one of its new variations has spilled over into the other Air Jordan Legacy model currently making the Retro rounds. The Jordan X Auto Clave is the Ten’s answer to the AJXII Clave, this design more closely resembling the 1995 original than its older sibling’s version. The Jordan 10 Clave is almost line-for-line the same as the OG AJX, just with a vulcanized sole, though this all-Varsity Red edition is like nothing we’ve ever seen from that model. Are we looking at a formidable new entrant into the lifestyle sneaker market, or do you prefer Jordan Brand’s sportier hybrid releases? Click through for a closer view and pick up this January 2012 release now at select retailers like ExtraButter.
Jordan X Auto Clave
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Fresh fo real, but they really need to work on these pictures guys...the second shot looks like a close up of Ronald McDonalds feet- lol
The only colorway worth making for these autoclave Jordans is a black suede upper, white midsole, gum sole. They're obviously trying to make them look more skateboardy, why not just give them the classic skate colorway and let us rollerboarders have at it?
I like them. I would like to see some sort of white/black/red/cement colorway. These are basically updated Growns. And they're doing a XII version as well.
Have you seen the new Fly Wades, Melos, and the last few JB releases? They tried to be creative and it fails every time miserably. The only thing left to do to offset the massive waste of money on those new releases is to try to retro and retrofit every previous model to try to strike nostalgic value.
I saw these in stores a couple weeks ago, I really wish JB would just get creative and stop trying to take old models an trying to just add new flava to them. Creativity should be their norm and this stuff we should see once in a blue moon.