These are the first pair of Jordan's outside of the brand's 1-23 series. If you weren't paying attention, the last few Jordan releases weren't the most stylish of kicks, and the brand seems to be continuing the trend. Ofcourse, Jordan Brand has blessed our sole's with some classic kicks (ie 11-13s), but it seems to be the end of an era with this brand of sneaker, who now have changed their focus from style, to strictly performance. Personally I'd like to see JB continue to make classic, while at the same time branching into the performance aspect. Then everyone's happy, right?