On The Fence: Air Jordan XIV – White – Varsity Red – Black
The last few major releases experienced immediate wipe-outs of stock, with online stores crashing and intense situations going down at in-store releases. However, not all sneaker releases are projected to cause that sort of mayhem; in fact, some of them require a deep amount of thought that irritatingly results in a stalemate of indecision. Decide to pass? You might regret. Decide to cop? Suddenly you’re second guessing yourself. Sneaker News kicks off its ‘On The Fence’ discussion, where we place a spotlight on an upcoming sneaker release that is subject to this mental debate for some, giving you the opportunity to voice your opinions and hear out your fellow sneakerheads on the matter. First up? The White/Varsity Red-Black Air Jordan XIV, releasing this Saturday, March 10th – a clean, classic OG Air Jordan colorway, but a shoe that will likely fall short in the star power department when it comes to inciting campouts and any kind of release day chaos.
A little history on the White/Red Air Jordan XIV; it is indeed an original Air Jordan colorway, releasing in 1999 after Michael officially announced his retirement from the NBA (or, just the Bulls). He never wore them during a game, as the Air Jordan XIV as a whole only saw action for 1.5 games when Michael broke ‘em out for the second half of Game 5 and wore them throughout Game 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals, immortalizing the Black/Red colorway as the ‘Last Shot’ after sinking the game-winner with the game winding down. So, there certainly is enough history behind the sneaker – being an OG as well as a true Bulls colorway – but in today’s age where there are just so many tempting releases to consider, sometimes it takes a little more to get you to crack your wallet open, and that much is evident in the fact that December’s ‘Last Shot’ release wasn’t exactly a blockbuster hit and that the ‘Light Graphite’ is still available at certain retailers. It’s an interesting debate for sure, so let us know what thoughts are swirling around in your head and vote in the poll at the very bottom. If you’ve already made up your mind on the ‘copping’ side of the fence, there are some pairs available early right now on eBay.
Air Jordan XIV Retro
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i still got mine from few yrs back and the o.gs so this is a pass but these are clean looking and a classic to be real, if my eyes wasnt on the 6s bred 4s and holiday 12 heat id cop for sure but then again i work in a sneakerstore so maybe i could stash these away for myself tomm, lol
THEY RELEASED THESE WAY TO SOON. WHEN ARE THEY RELEASING OTHER SHOES LIKE AJ 17,18,19 AND 20S THEY ARE NOT BAD
I got mine on hold already, no worries. In like October when the news came out about these I already had my mind made up back then that I would get these. March is almost like a "break" month beacuse not too many releases are a must. People saving up for the foams or the 10s near the end of the month but I could care less I'm focused on these 14s and then relaxing till the 12s drop.
2nd time sneakernews doesnt post my message here in germany they are still available in all sizes. no hype. still an ugly shoe.
Im gone pass I had these when they drop when I was in the 7th grade and April that shoe is droping playoffs y I gotta wait till the 21 I want them on my feet in march for my bday
@dvsonemoreno....He wore these during game 5 and 6 of the 1998 NBA Finals...maybe re-think your decision
I only by jordans models that he actually played in n that were wore during a games. All stat games n playoff versions being extra special for me. But I'm old n picky. For me being 31 years old I remember the last shots. But these white n red home versions are not a must buy.
nah, im cool...im passin on these...i didnt even like these back in the day when they first came out...and after coppin the deions DT2, the cement 4's n droppin $216 on my zoom rookie's this past saturday, I say im good on kicks til the raptor 7's drop...but heres why these shoes flopped this time around. 1.nobody really likes grey shoes. 2.why would u drop the last shots the same month the concords drop? EASILY OVERLOOKED..and I see they're already callin "on the fence" on these joints...overall the jordan 14's were never that hot of a shoe like the other 13 before them...but then again this is all just how I see it..
passing..have the 2006 version in VNDS...no need to double up..if we get the rumored oxy..that is a whole different story..love my 2006...these are nice...no need to get a 2nd pair when heat is dropping in april!
These are my dream Jordan shoes since I was a little kid. And I missed the previous retros of them. So I am getting them no matter what other people say about them, no matter it is GR or QS, no matter the quality is worse that OG, no matter the difference of the red, no matter what, these are mine and I am getting two pairs of them.
The 14's being the best jordans to ball in is just icing on the cake for these guys cuz these puppies are nothing short of flame.
Love the shoes. I don't think they will sell super fast tho. If they do I will be kinda mad cuz that would mean thatthere is just way too much hype around jordan brand and copping any release that comes out will be a hassle and very annoying. At least give is one this year!
CCopped Saturday, easy desicion, wanted them since the if release but something was always against me, no ends, store not having my size, Nike town London only having the left shoe..... easy desicion, Copped as sion as they went live o. Nike store
I'm already broke at this point after copping so many sick releases this year. I'M DONE FOR THE MOMENT!!! Saving probably for the Olympic editions of KDIVs, LBJs & Kobes.
Trust me these be gone quick, mainly by resllers. Of course the last shots didnt fully sellout until the concords were gone. Ppl wanted the last shots but pass due to the concords but this time these 14's will be gone and there quickstrike too
Sounds foolish, those 06's are gonna be yellowing or yellowing now son. Nothing is never wrong with a double up besides there 2 different years the 2012's will be way fresher due to being new
Yes 14s and 22s are by far the best performance Jordans, I still ball in the rest, but those two are just in a league of their own IMO
seen this dude rocking em...SICKNESS...LEMME TELL YOU...they pop out so perfect!! ULTRACOP!! beauty when you see em if you sleep your ganna regret thats it...
stop the b.s. please you see that white stiching on the closeups that sh*t looks like its glowing . i would cop if i wasnt paying court fees for probation