Vintage Reissues vs. Original version

Hello !!!

Tried to play with a “new” pair of Air Tech Challenge 3’s (reissue, “lifestyle” shoes) and the experiment lasted no longer than 5 minutes... Shoes are very harsh and uncomfortable to play with.

I did play with the “same” version when they first came out, and I find it very hard to believe these are the same shoes... Or is my memory playing tricks on me and shoes back then were that bad????

Do you guys know if manufacturers use the same technologies and material on the contemporary reissues as the ones used on the original versions?

THANK YOU!!!
 
Nike is renowned for this. In the last couple years some of the retro Jordans have upped their quality to original grade after people complained, but the price also rose significantly.


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hurworld

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Nike is renowned for this. In the last couple years some of the retro Jordans have upped their quality to original grade after people complained, but the price also rose significantly.


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My reaction when I saw all the new Air Jordan re-issues.
Why they gotta mess with my child hood like that??
 

Seth

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My understanding is that Jordan OG retros have been “remastered” from 2015 on - meaning greater attention to detail and focus on quality since they charge $160-$250 depending on the model, with most being around $190.

Being born in 1987, I never had the OG Agassi shoes, but I know they’ve skimped on some details. For example the OG ATC3 “Voltage Purple” had some white “smears” near the ankle that were left off of the reissue. However, the “Volt” colorway looks pretty true to the original.

The reissue of the ATC Huarache was really poorly done, with glaring differences when compared to the OG. The only “retro” worse than this was the 2007 ATC3 release, which didn’t even have the same ball logo on the heel. And they were super stiff to wear.

I play in my 2016 Hot Lavas from time to time and like them a lot. Lots of cushion but they are heavy. Even with some of the minor differences as seen on the ATC3s, I like Nike to continue giving some OG Agassi model retros.
 
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