Sneaker nerds can be like vultures. Upon hearing news of a retro release, they circle footwear brands on forums and social media, ready to pounce. The proceeding visual scrutiny is akin to performing an autopsy – stopping short of physically slicing the shoes apart to compare with an original pair.
However, it’s time to take off the rose-tinted glasses, because they’re probably as foggy as Nike Air units from the 90s. In reality, it’s actually a blessing that retros exist. And we should all be grateful.