How do you feel about OG Jumpman models which were once instant must have's releasing so quietly? …

Vane

How do you feel about OG Jumpman models which were once instant must have's releasing so quietly?

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Rockin_retros
Rockin_retros

Jumpman are ok wouldnt buy it

Boomsticknick
Boomsticknick

Aside from the Jeters I’m not sure of a team Jordan I’d wear, mostly because I have 1-23 and most of the team Jordan’s are rips of and most of them look lame. If they would make moss, bibby, and ray Allen pe’s I’d probably be In the market

ReeceJR
ReeceJR

I think it has a lot to do with back when the jumpman pros and Vin bakers released, they were a dope silhouette and built for the court. They were the jordans that you didn't mind destroying because they were the dedicated hoop shoe but could still be worn casually and were still accepted (you wouldn't get roasted at lunch for rocking them) . Today I'd be hard pressed to wear any team Jordan model on or off the court or for that matter even name some of them. With all the other options I can see why the releases are quiet for team Jordan retros. I don't think it's necessarily a story telling thing either.... The story isn't what is making consumers purchase anymore... It's hype and pseudo scarcity.

G-Roc
G-Roc

Editor

That's true but the same could be said about damn near ALL retro product from Nike/JB. And that's a good point but truth be told only a few influencers have that type of influence... and with certain retro models barely moving I think that would be extremely difficult for paid influencers.

Vane
Vane

Editor

True but I feel the models don’t connect because they don’t tell the stories anymore.

If I worked for Jordan Brand I’d test the paid influencers influence by seeing if they could move product that wasn’t hyped up.

G-Roc
G-Roc

Editor

Honestly I don't mind or have an issue. Of course certain models were more popular back in our day, but the generational gap and importance of some of the models just don't connect with today's consumers... plus it's not like older heads are wearing them often so it feels like the models are not important hence JB just randomly dropping models.

pete
pete

Editor

I feel like a lot of it is supply and demand. Putting out a bunch of colorways of the same shoe every year makes it less appealing. I remember when I was in high school and we'd go to the mall and enter our names into raffles, wait in line at 5am, etc. I'm less inclined to do that now bc the exclusiveness isn't really there