March 21st, 2013 by John Kim
Earlier today LeBron James went “Retro” for the first time in a while and brought out the Nike Zoom LeBron VI “Fairfax” for his return to Cleveland. The Ken Link-designed Nike Zoom LeBron VI was the last of the LeBrons before it moved onto the era of Jason Petrie – a move that made LeBrons much more popular by a noticeable degree and solidifed the Nike LeBron as the flagship name and model for Nike Basketball. With consumers chasing down LeBron releases at a faster rate than ever before and the recent unveiling of the Nike LeBron X Elite bringing in even more excitement to the LBJ label, we’d like to continue our “What Do You Think?” series by posing the thought of a Nike LeBron Retro. Is the timing perfect? Is it too early?
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March 13th, 2013 by John Kim
This is truly the golden era of sneaker releases, with footwear brands focusing on imagination and storytelling on top of design to accentuate their releases. There are, of course, a number of dream situations that we’d all love to see, and some of them have come true; the Air Jordan III Retro ’88 and the Air Foamposite One ‘Galaxy’ are two great examples because they broadened the possibilities for both models, giving us even more reason expect stretched limits in terms of creativity. With that said, we’re starting a new “What Do You Think?” feature on Sneaker News in which we ask you, our readers, for your thoughts on some interesting sneaker concepts that not only make sense, but have potential of releasing in the future.
With the Retro category being the dominant force in the sneaker game, footwear brands have done quite well when resourcefully reintroducing its most iconic and revolutionary designs. Nike’s recent ‘OG’ releases of their original Air Max models is, ironically, a fresh way to put the shoes back on the shelves, with the pre-yellowed midsoles and other aged qualities being the focus on these bringbacks. Our question to you is: What do you think of an Air Jordan Retro VNTG release? We know Jordan Brand jumped the hurdle in regards to bringing back ‘Nike Air’, but an Air Jordan III with pre-yellowed midsoles and back-tabs or a pair of Air Jordan Vs with the right tint on the once-icy outsole and netting might turn a few heads, and who knows how much longer Jordan Brand can re-release the same Retros again and again? Pretty much every original Air Jordan from 1 through VII could potentially be redone in this special VNTG way so check out the gallery of some OG Air Jordans that could potentially return in VNTG style and let’s get the discussion going in this installment of WDYT?.
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