THE AIR JORDAN FAD8 Monday May 16 2011 Written by Sian
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Of recent I have noticed the new craze of Air Jordan kicks EVERYWHERE! You’re cool or “Dope” if you have a pair of J’s on your feet…. some Tumblr’s and blogs of cool dudes and chicks in Jordan’s, his& her Jordan pictures…..and….blah blah blah pics of more I think I’m so cool pics..*sigh*.
The question is…..will this last!? Is this simply a FAD… bearing in mind that this is no cheap fashion item, the XO man’s song “follow fashion” comes to mind. In our society there are the people that get inspired, then the ones who inspire others and then the unfortunate suckers following trends. To be quite frank I don’t know how to embrace it….In fact I feel it’s a mockery and exploiting the Jordan lovers who see it as a hobby…..but yet again that’s like most fashion fads that is brought to the attention to the masses..Typical!
A close friend of mine who is a MAJOR Jordan fanatic…..Kinda like a floor to ceiling effect of Jordan boxes in his bedroom, he schooled me on the Air Jordan hobby form the various Jordan types, the edition and the understanding of the releases .I loved the air 3’s then decided to get a pair last year, not knowing what was in store to be next year’s Air Jordan craze.The Air Jordan culture is definite a phenomenal piece of the sneaker history, the arrival of Michael Jordan’s endorsed Michael Air Jordan’s in 1985 changed everything with distinctive features of the bold red and black colour scheme.
My final thought on the “Jordan phase” is there are a lot of Robot followers and no inventers….and why that is!?…Is it fear!?….It’s not cool to conform, get creative and be inspired!!