Top 10 Reasons Not to Buy Jordans This Holiday Season
Jordans were once known as the dopest gear for your feet that simply made the statement that you wanted to "Be like Mike'. It's become more of a status symbol than a nod to the living legend. But sadly, these days people care more about flaunting them, then actually supporting the basketball legend. Is that really something to be hyped about? Check out our list of the top reasons to not buy jordans this year after the jump.
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10. They Don't make them like they used to
Jordans were popular because they were quality, comfortable sneakers. Nowadays, they're definitely not made the same. The leather creases way too easily and they're a lot less durable. We doubt they'd last an entire season without being completely dogged.
9. They Aren't Weather-Inspired
You need to buy patent leather joints in December and suede joints in May. Not to mention, the release dates are not compatible with the type of weather that's outside. Why waste all that time and money and sneakers that you can't wear every day?
8. Whack Releases
What if you don't wanna wear black and yellow kicks because Wiz said they were hot? For some reason, weird color combinations are always in style—and we aren't going to mention the same styles are released year after year. Can they switch it up a bit?
7. It's a Popularity Contest
It seems that whatever the kids are into is what's popular. But what about the original sneaker heads? What about the people who buy the kicks because the original pair they bought from '99 is dogged out and they want a fresh pair? Jordans have become insanely hard to get especially because all the kids (or their parents) are first in line to get them.
6. Too hard to come by
What's up with all these rules just to get a pair of kicks? You must wait in line to get a number then once you get a number you gotta go the day it comes out and wait in line again. Or you have to wait in line overnight for them to be released at 8 am? What's that important that you need to wait in line for hours overnight in the cold, snow, heat, rain, etc.?
5. Waiting Even if your online
If you thought you were gonna take the easy way out and just go to a sneaker retailer, think again. You can put the beloved sneakers in your cart but you gotta wait in line for everyone that put it in their cart before you to get theirs. Know how you can find out if they have sold out or not? No other than twitter!
4. Overpriced Resellers
Let's say you can't wait in line because you got a job, a family, a life, etc., do you know how much you will end up overpaying for a pair of jays? We're talking over two hundred, sometimes over three or four—no lie!
3. Too many wannabes
These days with the Lebron's out and Dwyane Wade's there's too many other stars who are trying to 'be like Mike'. We have enough of the Lebron/Jordan debate. We don't need to pick a side when it comes to our feet too. Is there really any other competition? It's not like the Hardaway's or the old school sneaker competition. Hasn't Jordan proved that he takes over any and all games?
2. Your safety
Have you heard those crazy stories about people getting robbed, or even worse, shot for a pair of kicks? It's crazy out there and the more people buy and feed into this frenzy, the worse it gets. Save yourselves before it's too late!
1. Limited pairs
Everybody knows how crazy it's become to get a pair of Jays. Why don't they release enough pairs for everyone so there isn't any violence?