Yea they are not like the originals. The Stripes were Nubuck and real leather. But the change maybe a good thing because with the Nubuck when I played Basketball in them in 94 95...it took 2 months for me to put in a hole in the front due to the Nubuck not holding up. So for shoe collectors its a Big change but for Ball players it may be a great change. I am both. So Im torn. I am just glad they are bring the shoe back. THIS IS MY ALL TIME FAVORITE SHOE. Orlando Color way. I wonder will it have the one cent symbol in the air bubble behind the ankle as it did before?