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Mar 12 12 11:12 PM

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Just wanted to drop these, courtesy of my lil bro.  Those of you who have followed my past posts know what shop this info comes courtesy of.  Sorry about the tiny-ness of the pics, it's all I could get for now.  Chat amongst yourselves.

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Mar 12 12 11:17 PM

So close....so freaking close

If Nike can't do the pump I get i (perhaps due to patents or legal reasons)t, still sucks though. A true retro could be treated like the Air Mags almost

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Mar 12 12 11:40 PM

Is it taboo to think that it would just look a tons better if they had just made it a mid and called it a day..


Now it looks like some sort of generic sneaker with the upper ankle padding all jacked up. Do it right, or not at all.. I guess they couldn't justify having a pump look a like with no internal air chamber. So they avoid that controversy and do a half *%&$& approach.

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Mar 13 12 1:08 AM

Yea, there is no excuse for them, not putting the back part on them. But oh well, we've been waiting way too freakin long for the retro. I hope the neons release...

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Mar 13 12 1:20 AM

Cheap takedown that I'm sure won't be cheap. It's bad that Nike needs to turn to retros because so few new designs have the character that older ones had yet they consistently butcher them.

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Mar 13 12 1:30 AM

I'll say this about them, I'm disappointed they aren't a full-on faithful reproduction, but I like what they did with them, I LOVE the fact that they got the splattered fade correct, and I'm pumped that we're finally getting a legit "Phoenix" Barkley colorway (even though he didn't wear the highs). I like the early pics, and can't wait to see the real things (possibly in the next few weeks). Wally, that wouldn't be a bad look at all, but probably a little too similar to the true 180 mids. Peace, J

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Mar 13 12 11:42 AM

These look more like a Flight hybrid than an actual 180 retro. At least from the new pics.

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Mar 13 12 12:10 PM

Reebok owns the pump patent and has proved this in the court system in the 90s vs LA Gear and Nike..... There is no legal way for Nike to produce a pump system and they probably wouldnt of done it anyways as the cost of engineering and manufacturing it again would be prohibitive given that these wont be big sellers....That being said Im still looking forward to them but there was no reason to change the shape of the shoe so much on the collar.....Let the true fans of them have the same shape at least.....

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Mar 13 12 12:31 PM

I don't think it has anything to do with who has a patent or not..I think it's just Nike being lazy and cheap..I just don't see myself buying these knowing what they were supposed to be..

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