Thursday, December 23, 2010

"Those the new Jays?!!"

Dude A: (Looking at Dude B's Feet) "Ooooh snap son! Yo money, those are the new Jordans?"
Dude B: "Yeah man, these the new Joints"
Dude A: "Them joints right there is fly son! Where you got them?"
Dude B: *Laughs* "Nah c'mon, you know I can't tell you that!
Dude A: *Laughs* You right, Imma find em tho, Peace G.
Dude B: Peace.
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R.I.P 
to the Good Ol Days

Lol, Whats going on man? I know I'm not the only one that remembers those good ol days am I? This one is more for my true Sneaker Heads but I'll try to make it so that everyone can relate.

So today is the release date of the Re-Retro Cool Grey XI's. For those of ya who don't know what that is, please hang in there I'll post some pics later in the post. Now I had seen pictures of them on a few sites, and I saw one or two people wearing them and I must say "I am NOT impressed" maybe I'm just getting old and been out the sneaker game for quite some time now but I think those sneakers looked 10 times better when they originally released back in 2000. (This of course is just my opinion) I feel like Jordan's Empire has been slowly crumbling for a few years now. Allow me to explain to you why I feel this way before ya come at me with the pitch forks and torches.
See I'm an 80's baby, I came up in the era of ORIGINALITY. When I was a young buck Jordans were the crem de la crem baby (Spell check on that.) Of course being under Nike's wings, Jordans were nothing less of mind blowing quality. Premium leathers, top quality suede, new technology and innovation with every pair. Shout outs to Tinker Hatfield (Google him.) Back when I was a kid the biggest complain I had concerning Jordans was the price tag, and that was simply because I didn't have it to spare, but even at that age I understood that my mom was payin $100-$150 for some great quality product, not because of a name brand. Feel me?

I feel like ever since Gentry Humphrey (Google him) came into office we've been (excuse my French) Fucked! See after a while the Retros (re releases) were using cheaper leather, slightly altered shapes, and we lost the "Nike Air" logo on the earlier ones. Don't get me wrong they weren't all bad but for the most part quality was reduced in an effort to make more profit. No one can convince me otherwise. I mean how else do you explain the same exact pair being re released 5 or 6 times? And how do you explain Spize'ike after Spize'ike and all these bumass Fusions! No offense to anyone who owns or wears these, but c'mon, they could have stopped at the Dub-Zeroes. 

I mean its like my cuz Z said, Jordan just keep raping the hood. I feel that by now most people don't even care for the sneakers its just more of a status thing. Niggas wanna feel like they doing it with their Jordans and matching fitteds and skinny jeans. Again no offense to anyone who does any of this, just voicing my opinion. So I'm sure you wanna ask me "So you don't buy Jordans anymore Eno?" Truthfully? nehhh, I've either had them already, never wanted them or don't like the post 2006 version. So if I come across some 99 retro White Cement IV's I don't mind droppin $400 for them and I'd do that before I drop $150 on the new Space Jams. Then again, like I said earlier, maybe I'm just getting old and I been said I was retired from this sneaker game anyway.


I will admit tho, I miss the days when you didn't even have to look at the logo, you KNEW that was the new Jordan. You aint have to see Jordan even play in them you just knew. If the Fresh prince of Bel-Air himself, Mr. Will Smith wasn't wearing them, Martin  sure was. Oh, I'm sorry, was I the only one looking at their feet? I remember when my cuz Perse got his XIII's, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't mad I aint have my own pair. I remember when I saw Buddy in his True Blue and his White Cement III's, yeah, you know I was tight. Especially when he came through with the Quick Strike low cut black/metallic VI's and the Tim Duncan Spurs Jersey! OOOWEEE! Jun had the Laney blue and the Black metallic 5's OH SHIT! I'm sure she doesn't even remember it, but my homegirl Jaquita came through to New Years or Christmas (can't remember which one it was) with the OG Retro Cool Grey XI's CLEEEEEEEAN! Oh man. Lemme take ya back real quick. I remember back in kindergarten (92-93) this one kid in my class Jeffrey used to get allll the Jordans! lol, Fly lil nigga, and I remember I asked him "Those are the new Jordans?" He picked up his foot and placed it on top of the table and said "Yup" lmfao! Yes man, I been into this since I was 5. Ayo Perse if you reading this, remember Edwin used to stay in some fresh Jays, he had the Columbia XI's? the all white joints with the baby blue strip on the tongue? Oh man. See man, I'm smiling right now just remembering all this shit. Those days are gone tho. My cousin Mario had the Aqua 8's when they first dropped in 93. His brother Kelvin damn, i can't think of the pairs he didn't have. Original taxi XII's, OG White/red XII's, in the OG red and black Nike Box.  OG Black/Red XIII's, and this is back in the days when niggas was getting robbed for their Jordans, we still wore em proud with the baggy jeans and the matching shirt. LOL My mom bought me 94 retro I's and I didn't even know what they were til years later when I saw myself in a home video wearing them. My lil brother had OG Indiglo XIV's, OG Cool Grey XV's. Oh man, good times for kicks baby!

Am I just getting old, cause I def don't feel that way anymore. The era where you just had to walk into your local sneaker store and ask "Yo, the new Jordans is out yet?" or check Jordan's feet, or check the sneaker magazines are gone. We have the internet now, which shows you the picture 6 months in advance, which in turn creates mad hype for a pair of kicks that aint even as hot as they were when they first came out. Yeah I think I'm just getting old. Its's coo, I guess everything in life has its run right? I just wish this generation knew what it was like back in my day, back when  it was quality over quantity. The feeling you got when they FIRST came out. I guess I say all this to say Retros were coo, but they don't hold a candle to the Original, so you can Imagine the Re Retros don't hold a match to the retros lol, Where will it end? What are my son's Jordans gonna look like? Well I guess that's my rant for now. Mr. Michael Jordan, I will forever love you sir, and I will continue to be a fan of your early production of sneakers, the ones that YOU played in and a few of the retros you released. Mr. Tinker Hatfield, THANK YOU! I can't thank you enough sir. Mr. Gentry Humphrey, my mom once said :"If you have nothing nice to say don't say anything at all" but my mom aint here: "Fuck you dude!" Good day sir. lol

Peace ya'll:
Check these pics out before ya go.

^AJ I^
^AJ III^
^AJ VII^
^AJ VIII^
^AJ XI^
^JORDAN 6 RINGS^
^JORDAN/AIR FORCE FUSION 5^
^IDK WHAT THE FUCK THIS IS!^

^^All images provided by the Flight Club website^^
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I want to take this time out to remind you: "Wear what you want, this is just me voicing MY Opinion. After all this is my blog, I can say what I want Motha Lovah! lolol


Stay Fly, Stay Up, and Stay Tuned Folks!
Happy Holidays

8 comments:

BIGBEEZ2 said...

YEAH I MEMBA THOSE DAYS E..YEAH THEY DID I WASNT HYPE EITHER..WORD UP THE SHOE WAS BETTER LOOKING IN 00 CAUSE THEY WAS O.G. FRESH NIGGAHS NEVA SEEN THEM B4 SO THE LEATHER ETC WAS GREAT NOW ITS SOME "RETRO" SHIT THEY FUCKING WIT..LOL..YEAH MAN MIKE JUST PUTTING SOME BULLSHIT OUT NOW DAYS!WORD BACK IN THE DAYS JORDANS WERE THE SHIT THERE WAS NO OTHER SHOE NIGGAHS WANTED..AND IF U HAD JORDANS YA FAMILY HAD PAPER..HELLYEAH I FEEL U MOMS WAS PAYIN THAT BUCK,BUCK50 FROM SOME GOOD GOOD PRODUCT BACK THEN!!THE SHOES R DEF NOT THE SAME QUALITY AS BACK THEN..OOH SHIT E THERE WILL NEVA B A "NIKE AIR" ONNA MIKE AGAIN UNLESS U FIND THE O.G. PAIRS..I FUCK WIT THE SPIZE'IKES..LOL....BUT THOSE FUSIONS & THOSE DUB-0s NEED TO B BURNED!!!YEAH IT IS STATUS TO ALOTTA KIDS..I JUS COP THE RETRO O.G. COLORS CAUSE I COULDNT GET THEM ALL BACK THEN..AND B HYPE AS SHIT RITENOW..BUT THESE KID 2DAY JUS COP TO COP!!"BURN SKINNY JEANS"...AYO ENO.B I KNEW WE GOT COOL FOR A REASON MANG..I FUCKS WIT THEM JORDAN 4s BLK OVER ANY OTHER MIKE..DAMB I LOVE THAT SHOE!!U DAMB RIGHT U KNEW MIKES FROM ANY OTHER SHOE AS SOON AS U SAW THEM..HELLYEAH WILL SMITH AND MARTIN STAYED WIT SOME MIKES OR ANY OTHER UP TO DAT SHOES..NAW U AINT THE ONLY ONE I PEEP ERRR BODIES FOOT GAME.LOL..KEENAN IVORY WAYANS SHOES GAME WAS TUFF ALSO E...LOL..WORD UP THERE WAS ALWAYS THE KID IN CLASS THAT HAD ERRR JORDAN..YES SUR NIGGAHS WAS GETTING GOT FOR THERE MIKES..NODOUBT BAGGY JEANS,JORDANS AND THE TEE SHIRT.FUCK AROUND AND HAVE A JORDAN HAT TOO!!LOL....SHIT THERE WAS REALLY NO RELEASE DATE..U HAD TO HIT THE STORES.. JUNOS WHEN IT WAS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE STREET B4 THE FIRE AND THEY CROSSED THE STREET AND MOVED BACK..DR.JAYS ON 3RD AVE,FORDAM RD ETC..YEAH INTERNET FUCKED SHIT UP..NOW U GOT SUPA STUPID LINES AN SHIT!!FOH..I WILL STAND ONNA LINE FOR THEM 4's THO MY NIG!!LOL..THE RETROS DONT COME CLOSE E!! DAMB MY NIG WE GOTTA HAVE A SIT DOWN!!LOL

Mych said...

I hear what you saying man. First of all, I don't consider myself a sneakerhead or anything just someone that likes Nike and Jordan. I think that Nike/Jordan nowadays are just releasing sneakers just to release them. They know that those fusions, dub-zeros, and any other wackness sneakers are WACK. So they got to come out with something that people will still buy, something that the younger generation (the ones that going to get their momma and popz to buy a pair) will buy. What else would the younger ones want them some White/Red/Black IXs. They'll want mainly because when they were originally released they were probably not even born and when the sneakers were retroed they were too young to get a pair. Then you got the ones that missed out on them when they were retro (didn't have the money or didn't want to stand in a long ass line). I'm not going to lie I got a pair of the flint XIII's, those are one of my favorite pair of Jays. I was able to get my hands on a pair of 05 flints too but they are a complete size too small and they're done. Could of dropped 200+ for a pair of 05s but decided not to. I believe it has come down to the point that the younger ones are going to go out and get these re-retros and the older folks are going to realize that pair of Jays sitting in the back of the closet are going to be/ or are already worth something. And like I said before, I probably buy a couple of pairs of the newer releases but if I'm able to get my hands on a older pair in near DS condition then I'll go for it (but damn sure not dropping 200+ for pair, I just can't see myself doing that especially when I know I'm going to where them more then twice).

ENO ONE.... said...

Ayo Bee, I most def respect your sneaker Knowledge brother! We can have a Sit down whenever you have the time bruh! I'm here. I knew I wasn't the only one checking for Martin and Will's feet. On the low Sienfeld had a fair share of kicks and so did Kadeem Hardison in "A Different World." Lemme take you back tho Bee, do you "Family Matters" right? In one of the original episodes this nigga Eddie had the Fire Red III's. Don't ask me how I remember that! Lol, And i most def miss the 'Nike Air' on the back of the 3's 4's 5's and 6's and on the insoles of the pairs up to the 12's. But good lookin on the comment Bee. I'm glad you can relate to the post.

Mych Whats going on friend? I most def agree with what you're saying as well. Jordan brand has always been a business but I feel like instead of staying in their own lane they joined the crowds and became just another company who's not necessarily looking out for its original clientele but more so the children. As for the ones sitting in the back of MY closet, those will be the ones i continue to wear, I can't lie to you guys I will be payin g my money to buy the Bordeoux VII's but like Bee said, i didn't have those when I was coming up and I would love to own them now. But overall quality has declined and it will never be the way it once was. There's nothing we can do about that tho right? Lol. Thanks a mil for your comment Mych it was greatly appreciated.

☆Reese said...

Dope post as usual E, I'm not up on kicks like that, but I do remember the Jordans from back and the day...and the ones now don't even belong in the same sentence. Just disgraceful.

Dude though. "straight back (white girl)" had me rolling at my kitchen table for a good five minutes. lmao

ENO ONE.... said...

REESE! GOOD LOOKIN ON THE COMMENT LOVE. LOL YEAH I KNOW YOU NOT UP ON KICKS, BUT I'M GLAD YOU CAN APPRECIATE THE POST. AND I ALWATS LIKE TO KNOW THAT I MADE SOMEONE LAUGH AN AN IN APPROPRIATE MOMENT LOL

Lenni Light said...

lmaoooo at the pics...love u eno! ur the best!

ENO ONE.... said...

LOL, THANKS LENNI BABY! LOVE YOU TOO! ;)

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