truthteller wrote:My Retro Blue Foams have shallow +$% grooves. I barely ever complain about quality, but it's bad.
Eh this quality talk is a bit overblown, yes there is a difference but i think some folks exaggerate/stretch the difference to keep their shoes vastly superior in their mind. I own numerous foams from early 2000's and ive seen pairs with glue, creases, and even those air bubbles in the heel that some people think are new. I think all this quality talk stems from the 2010 GR pearls, seems like EVERY pair was riddled with shallow grooves and air bubbles so now people slap a sub par label on any new foams. Other than the pearls the new colors are still damn good quality my reds, pines, slimes,limes, royals, galaxies, and gym greens are all flawless.
Guess what my silver n black pros have shallow grooves too, my whole point is that even some older foams had quality issues too.
I think its simple, Nike is making 10x more foams so by mathematics alone the errors will increase and 10-15 years ago everybody wasnt goin over shoes with a fine tooth comb,magnifying glass,microscope, and takin pics. Most people were buying shoes and actually putting them on so they wouldnt notice the small imperfections that keep so many nitpickers awake at night.
Yes the foam mold has changed slightly, i just dont think its as drastic as some people make it seem. Its not like theyre 1 wear af1's, u can still get a ton of wears outta the new foams and besides the icy sole issue the upper still looks great.