The main differences I have seen with the original sneaker and this retro model (with the exception of the colour and the materials used) is that instead of the word "Flightposite" on the heel, it used to say "Garnett". The side of the upper no longer says "Garnett" either, but instead has 5 dots. I cannot make a direct comparison with the originals, as from my understanding, they were never released in Australia.
These shoes, in my opinion, are made for one thing - looks. I do not like the way they feel on my feet, as they are heavy and lack breathability - even though they have large mesh windows on both shoes. Once again I am making direct comparisons to the Nike Hyperfuse. Without taking too much time discussing the merits of the Hyperfuse, I still believe that is the benchmark shoe I will measure the shoes I review against. A lot has changed in the 10 or so years since the original Flightposites were made. Shoe technology has changed, as well as the mindset of the basketball player. Players want lighter and more responsive shoes - and anything with breathability is an additional benefit. This shoe does have some advantages going for it. It is very stable on feet. There is little to no ankle roll feelings made when changing direction quickly, and traction appears to be very good.
I would opt to wear these shoes casually, but with the amount of choice currently on the market, I would not wear them to play sports in. Try something like the Hyperfuse, or even the Air Jordan 2011.
This is (yet) another pair from the team at crazyforsneaker.com. Their site is still going through maintenance, but crazyforsneaker's ebay shop is up and running. Speaking with one of the guys from the crazyforsneaker team, their website and shop should be up and running shortly - and will feature new features for repeat customers. In the meanwhile, you could always try the crazyforsneaker facebook page. I do NOT recommend using facebook, as I think it privacy risk to even have an account on it, but some people, apparently, cannot figure out how to use the internet effectively without it. If you want to know more, have a read of wikipedia's list of criticisms of facebook.
Now, at the time of writing this article, the Boston Celtics are the only team that has swept their opponent, and made it into the second round of the playoffs. All the other teams have lost at least one game to their opponents. It has only been the 5th time in Celtics history that they have swept an opponent, and in the past two time they have swept their opponent, they have gone to win the championship. I, for one, am hoping history will repeat itself.