I did a quick search, and couldn't find a thread devoted to this. I remember when I first started buying Jordans, and they were still Nikes, they had a 1 year warranty on the air pockets. I used this to my advantage with the black/infrared VI (my first Jordans). I wore the piss out of them for 8 months on the basketball court, then the air pocket....uhhh...."accidentally" popped.
The carmines had come out, and I really wanted a pair of those, but couldn't afford 2 pairs in under a year (no one could back then). So I took it back into the store I got them from. Manager came out, pushed on the shoe (as if you can tell that way that the air pocket is busted), and brings me out another pair of black/infrared. I asked if I could get the carmines instead. He said he could only do that if they were out of the same exact shoe, but since they still have the blacks, he couldn't swap it for a different color. "Besides, you don't want those. They look like bowling shoes".
Oh well, got another pair out of it that I beat up for another year.
Now that I have the retro infrared VI, and will strictly be using them for basketball, I'm wondering where JB stands on warranties these days. Not concerned with the air pockets so much as the midsoles cracking, or paint chipping, or glue coming undone, etc after just a few wears. Obviously, there won't be any replacements for them should anything happen, but I don't want to be out the money for them either if they fall apart in a matter of a couple months.