Plenty of people think I’m crazy… not just because I’m playing in Retro Jordan’s but also because out of all the Air Jordan VI’s to choose from, I chose these.
I look at it in two ways…
1. You only live once so enjoy your time on this earth while you are still given the chance.
2. Who wouldn’t want to rock their favorite pair of AJ6’s while they play the game they love so dearly?
I think I’ve finally figured out how to manage playing with translucent outsoles… you MUST keep them as clean as possible throughout the night. This is incredibly difficult at times, especially if the court you play on is dusty, but it’s not impossible. With frequent hand wipes along with adamant usage of the Slipp-Nott Traction Mat made playing in translucent outsoles bearable. The solid rubber sections did quite well despite the flat surface and traction-less pattern so as long as you can keep up with in-game maintenance then clear outsoles shouldn’t cause such a problem… they still aren’t ideal in my eyes but you can work with it.
Materials on this pair feature a soft nubuck – I assume – along with leather. This was one of my deciding factors in playing in this colorway as well. Break-in time is something I loathe & I don’t own another pair of VI’s that feature this type of upper so the Carmines were my only option.
While the materials soften up as you play, it wasn’t too bad overall. You definitely loose some support by playing in a pair like this versus an all leather upper but it’s something that I prefer for the most part… this combination of materials works out far greater than having the entire upper full of suede or nubuck, in my opinion.
There is more but I will wait to discuss that in the next Performance Teaser. So until then… stay tuned!