Last year, the Flipsydes dropped to disappointed reviews. For this coming November, they’re back, but can these AJXII-inspired models change the opinions and avoid the outlets?
Drawing design cues from the “Taxi” XIIs and “Flu Game” XIIs, these will drop in two new colorways. The black pair is accented with a red outsole, leather toe caps and heel logos. The other uses black leather for accents on white uppers. Both feature mid-panel eyelets in red or gold. For added heel protection, the Flipsyde features a heel air bubble and an uppers made entirely of pebbled leather.
Believe it or not, but there was a time when old school skaters were anti-Nike SB. Much has changed since, obviously. Can Jordan Brand transfer its dominance from hoops sneakers to the skate market, or is this another anti-purist move hurting JB’s image?