I don't see it the same as you, but I love your analogy!
Really like NB trainers, but to my eye, these are fugly.
These are an extremely comfortable, underrated shoe. I think you could get them for less if you hold out for the next NB sale/discount code. One recently ended. Like the standard 997/997H I'm +0.5 sizing in these
Like cheating off a dunce on a maths test, NB have been looking over nikes shoulder and they're both wrong.