Do You Hate The Air Jordan Son Of Mars “Concords”?
When it comes to the Air Jordan hybrids, you’re probably on one side of the fence or the other. Those who love the Jordan hybrids say that they pay homage to the original Air Jordans and that they give new life to select pairs of Jordans. Those who hate them say that they’ve got too much going on and that Nike creates them simply to try and make a quick buck off the Jordan lineage of sneakers. So, who’s right? Well, to tell you the truth, it depends on the sneaker.
Take this new Air Jordan Son Of Mars “Concord,” for example. Right off the bat, what do you notice? If you’re like us, you notice the word “Concord.” And that’s not by mistake. We’re sure that Nike planned to release this sneaker shortly after it released the super popular Air Jordan XI “Concord” to capitalize off the immense success of it. Even though the Son Of Mars doesn’t borrow any of its different elements from the Jordan XI, the name “Concord” automatically makes it a must-have for sneaker heads right now. At the same time, there are some really solid elements of this sneaker. The Son Of Mars borrows from parts of the Jordan II, IV, V, and XX. It also features a midfoot strap inspired by the Jordan XX that looks similar to the one that’s present on the Nike Air Yeezy. And, of course, it also has the “Concord” colorway. There’s a reason it’s so popular in the first place. So, can you really blame Nike for going back to the Concord well?
Overall, though, we do have to admit that we’ll probably pass on these. The original hybrid sneakers were fresh because, if nothing else, they were a creative take on Nike sneakers. These, however, don’t make us want to run out and buy them like a typical pair of Jordans. Just because Nike slapped the “Concord” name on them doesn’t mean we need them in our life. But we also don’t completely hate them, either.
What do you think? Will you be buying a pair when they hit stores on February 4?