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i dont believe he bought them either.....so all them kicks in that store and you pick up nothing but jb and you work with jb..........he is basically advertising them 4s by "copping" 2 pair as well as trying to help get rid of them maroons sitting on shelves........some people just like shoes, but some people like whatever their favorite "celebrities/athletes" like....example anyone who buy a jordan because he wore them.

You can't fault Don C, for people making purchases based off his taste. Blame the people who admire Don C or said spokeperson, and let them determine their taste. I mean, all Don C can do is explain what he likes, and why.
 
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go to any sig athlete thread and you'll see folks who give a million reasons they dont like a shoe but buy every colorway because they owe their favorite/athlete or something.... its their money but its still ridiculous to me, but im an old head so it probably isnt for me to understand
I'm most likely older than you (40) and based in the Chicago area. I was/am definitely a fan of Michael Jordan. But I bought his shoes mostly because my friends or my older cousins were rocking them.
I can definitely understand buying shoes your favorite player is wearing moreso than wearing skinny jeans when your a man or joggers as pants. But probably the old man in me coming out.
 
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It is just another marketing technique. Hair styles, clothes, shoes and just a lifestyle in general can be marketed, to an extent. I wouldn't be surprised if those specific 7 picked were because they are available now or if a retro is due soon/available in secondary markets (such as RiF). There are always a mix of those who will buy because of someone else or if you only follow what you like, but those who do already adopted the shoe culture and aforementioned are usually don't follow shoes too closely.

Don C didnt buy anything, him being there alone made that store mad money, him paying had to be a front especially since they are in stores still but money doesnt equall smarts so who knows
:rolleyes


some people still buy shoes because they like em...
i dont believe he bought them either.....so all them kicks in that store and you pick up nothing but jb and you work with jb..........he is basically advertising them 4s by "copping" 2 pair as well as trying to help get rid of them maroons sitting on shelves........some people just like shoes, but some people like whatever their favorite "celebrities/athletes" like....example anyone who buy a jordan because he wore them.
Insert swaggy p confused pic
 
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All I'm trying to say is, that some people still buy shoes because they still like the shoe... Not because it's what's hot in the streets. Hell, I bought maroons on release day, and I couldn't care less that they're still stirring on shelves. I bought them because I like them, and they have nostalgic value to me. If they weren't Jordans, the nostalgia would more than likely not be there for me.

If Jordans shoes were released in the same exact way they were/are, not many would look at them twice. But because he wore them, people connect to the shoe because of him.
 
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All I'm trying to say is, that some people still buy shoes because they still like the shoe... Not because it's what's hot in the streets. Hell, I bought maroons on release day, and I couldn't care less that they're still stirring on shelves. I bought them because I like them, and they have nostalgic value to me. If they weren't Jordans, the nostalgia would more than likely not be there for me.

If Jordans shoes were released in the same exact way they were/are, not many would look at them twice. But because he wore them, people connect to the shoe because of him.
my point exactly....you bought them because jordan wore them.....if he didnt you wouldnt care that much, if at all....and thats cool if thats your thing.....the look of the shoe is my main thing...so i guess im one of the people you were referring to
 
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i cop both pairs some are nostalgic like jordans and other athlete shoes which is a big part of my collection and then the small part of my collection i got because i like the colorways and just design in general...for example i got air maxes, flyknits, air forces and dunks because they just look good and not because someone wore them and i wanted them
 
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All I'm trying to say is, that some people still buy shoes because they still like the shoe... Not because it's what's hot in the streets. Hell, I bought maroons on release day, and I couldn't care less that they're still stirring on shelves. I bought them because I like them, and they have nostalgic value to me. If they weren't Jordans, the nostalgia would more than likely not be there for me.

If Jordans shoes were released in the same exact way they were/are, not many would look at them twice. But because he wore them, people connect to the shoe because of him.
my point exactly....you bought them because jordan wore them.....if he didnt you wouldnt care that much, if at all....and thats cool if thats your thing.....the look of the shoe is my main thing...so i guess im one of the people you were referring to
not saying I'd buy anything Jordan brand puts out, if I don't like it, I don't like it. And I was never a Michael Jordan fan growing up, I was a fan of his shoes.


But I don't buy shoes based on what everyone else likes... That's what my original point was... DonC was buying shoes based on what he grew up around, what he liked growing up. He wasn't buying based on if it's sitting on the shelf or not. Y'all made it seem like he shouldn't be buying what he likes because another version will be releasing soon, or a pair is still sitting on a shelf somewhere.



i cop both pairs some are nostalgic like jordans and other athlete shoes which is a big part of my collection and then the small part of my collection i got because i like the colorways and just design in general...for example i got air maxes, flyknits, air forces and dunks because they just look good and not because someone wore them and i wanted them
basically this.
 
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I guess i am a cynic because i believe someone who works with a brand will not buy what they get for free especially if what they are buying is conveniently the next big release from jb......now him buying maroons at that price while they are on shelves is reeking of jb hoping we buy these now that don c showing love to them...i could be wrong, but this is the same nike that has "sellouts" to make a shoe seem limited for the last couple of months
 
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i cop both pairs some are nostalgic like jordans and other athlete shoes which is a big part of my collection and then the small part of my collection i got because i like the colorways and just design in general...for example i got air maxes, flyknits, air forces and dunks because they just look good and not because someone wore them and i wanted them
thats cool, i can dig it
 
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All I'm trying to say is, that some people still buy shoes because they still like the shoe... Not because it's what's hot in the streets. Hell, I bought maroons on release day, and I couldn't care less that they're still stirring on shelves. I bought them because I like them, and they have nostalgic value to me. If they weren't Jordans, the nostalgia would more than likely not be there for me.

If Jordans shoes were released in the same exact way they were/are, not many would look at them twice. But because he wore them, people connect to the shoe because of him.
well said :smokin
 
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not saying I'd buy anything Jordan brand puts out, if I don't like it, I don't like it. And I was never a Michael Jordan fan growing up, I was a fan of his shoes.


But I don't buy shoes based on what everyone else likes... That's what my original point was... DonC was buying shoes based on what he grew up around, what he liked growing up. He wasn't buying based on if it's sitting on the shelf or not. Y'all made it seem like he shouldn't be buying what he likes because another version will be releasing soon, or a pair is still sitting on a shelf somewhere.
basically this.
exactly
 
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I guess i am a cynic because i believe someone who works with a brand will not buy what they get for free especially if what they are buying is conveniently the next big release from jb......now him buying maroons at that price while they are on shelves is reeking of jb hoping we buy these now that don c showing love to them...i could be wrong, but this is the same nike that has "sellouts" to make a shoe seem limited for the last couple of months
shouldnt you be on a street corner somewhere.
 
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Shes like dat tomboy chick you grew up with and you're like "yooo wassup" 8) wen u see her. And shes like "yooooo" 8)

then one day yall are workin out at the gym and shes liftin some weights....not sweatin...but glistenin....and you see it.

And she sees you see it.

Then you drop her off at her apt and go inside like "yoo u got a towel" and shes like "u need a tarp for that big *** forhead" and youre like " i know u aint talkin" and yall both laugh...then the laugh crawls to a smile and yall just grab each other and start smashin right there on da couch gettin sweat all over the leather and shes reaching for **** that aint eem there.

Then the next time you see her youre like "hey" :smile:

and shes like "hey" :smile:
lol :rofl:this was great/ hilarious ... you watch way to much p@rn famo
 
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shouldnt you be on a street corner somewhere.
yeah you must be 40+ with an awefully lame comment like that because i dont share your opinion.....i got no issue with anyone's standpoint...its a shame you cant agree to disagree.....when u grow up you will understand that not everyone has to see things your way.
 
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