Too funny! I am with you, that colorway is awesome and somewhere in old pics of mine from my first trip to NYC in 1999 there was a display at NTNY where they were featured. The XIV has so many layers and material changes, the options are endless.
Funny you mention this...I always thought the “factory variant” colors back then had potential and I expect they will be referenced in future editions...check out some of these classics on an old school Geocities domain! ENJOY!
Billy’s images don’t seem to match (the cobalt toe actually looks photoshopped): DANG, just noticed the outsole at the toe is missing the coloration! Even the black hyper fuse version featured that detail...I was hoping these were the kids sizes but the CM conversion says otherwise. My OG...
Looks like the ankle color splatter finally returns. It the color of the tongue changed to all black...not a great look against the white laces. It allows them to use the same materials for the black/gray one during this product run.