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@newsouth912 @boodle81 I would think using colored rubber would probably stop that. Nike doesn't care though as long as they get yo dollah :/
1 week, 4 days ago on Air Jordan III ’88 Retro – Restock Release Info
@newsouth912 @_iandeleon_ My guess would be oxidation of the rubber or something, as I doubt sun damage is the likely cause
Those look b-a-u-tiful
1 week, 4 days ago on Hypebeast x Puma “The Dim Sum Project” – Blaze of Glory OG & LTWT
Seriously, people need to quit with the pot socks.
1 week, 4 days ago on Lil Wayne x Spectre by Supra – Launch Event Recap
This is what I've concluded based on Nike releases the past few years: Nike's design team is spotty, but their marketing team is on point. Ask yourself, when's the last time you waited in line for a week for a pair of adidias, reebok, or other brand of shoes (i.e. you, not are there lines for them)? Most likely never, but if you have, it's most definitely not a regular occurrence. That's not to say the brands don't have hot ticket items, but Nike is basically just a marketing company nowadays. Though their distribution just seems whack. People are lining up at footlocker? Forreal? That's like lining up at McDonalds for the McRib. And yet somehow the marketing peeps get you to do it. I'll be honest, in terms of clothing, there is a certain level of "fast-food-ness" to the stuff Nike makes. Most of it is made in China on an assembly line of poorly paid workers, just like your big mac is (literally, they call it the assembly line process). They don't use high quality materials, just like McDonalds doesn't use high quality ingredients (I'm not claiming they use dog meat like some people, but it's definitely not some organic free range, freshly slaughtered meat). And both companies seem to collect in poorer areas of the country as well.
And the resellers, why is Nike not taking advantage of that? I'll be honest, if someone has a valid argument for Nike not selling some of their shoes for much higher than they do, let me know. If yeezys are a status item to many, then why not just increase the price to something like $500? Maybe by keeping the prices low, they trick you into thinking you can get these status items, but hype the shit and limit it to just the right amount that they're still hard to attain.Like I said, Marketing is on point. Makes me wonder if Phil Knight sold his soul to the devil or something lol.
1 week, 5 days ago on Nike Air Foamposite One – Sport Royal – Game Royal – Wolf Grey
People seriously need to stop painting another shoe onto another shoe. Shit is just uninspired.
1 week, 5 days ago on This Week in Custom Sneakers: 4/27 – 5/3
@NuttyKicks The people Nike's got hooked are the people claiming to "collect" sneakers. Shit's just straight up hoarding lol
Spike Lee's part of the reason why people are poor.
2 weeks ago on Complex TV – Quickstrike: Episode 10 – Featuring Spike Lee
It looks too perfect to be real ostrich leather. I wonder if it's just normal leather made to look it, which kind of defeats the purpose of ostrich leather in the first place.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Nike Air Force 1 iD – Ostrich Leather Options
I always love shoes with interesting fabrics inside the shoe.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Loopwheeler x Nike Air Vortex – Navy
@Sneeky Yeah I'll be honest, cats saying they collect sneakers are sus as hell. Buy the shoes you want to wear, and just enjoy them for that. Calling them a collection makes them into something more than just shoes. And that's what Nike wants. I feel like a lot of the "collectors" are either making up for a lack in their childhood (think of all the sneaker "heads" you read about in interviews, claiming there was always that one sneaker they could never get. That's OCD as hell), or some sort of lack in their lives. If people weren't making these purchases irrationally, they wouldn't be causing such a raucous and companies like Nike wouldn't be able to get away with these kinds of prices. Because here's the thing, all the people with money (celebrities, athletes, designers, etc) get a significant amount of their stuff either for free or on the cheap because of their media exposure. So those $300 sneakers Jay-Z is rocking is money Nike most likely didn't get. It's you who is essentially paying Nike to give away free stuff. There are many interesting ways you can look at what your buying a sneaker means.I've developed a habit of looking at sneakers from afar. It's fun to look at them on the internet, but I'm more interested in buying only the shoes that I feel deserve a political purchase. I want my shoe purchase to say that I want to help support higher quality leather, lower prices, and better working conditions for those who make them. Nothing wrong with making shit in China, but with the suicide nets at Foxxcon and the fact that the places like Footlocker make more and more on a shoe makes it kind of disgusting to buy a $235 shoe knowing that the person making it is getting less than a $1 an hour, with no job security or insurance coverage whatsoever. It's why I hate to see discs that are made in mexico. It just reminds me of the Maquiladoras on the border in places like TJ.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on May 2013 Sneaker Releases
Yo @Godfather24 @Sneakerhead42 @dsuaveallday @Da_Real_Big_Infinite @kennotstop_23, how does Kobe's scrotum feel against your chin? I how Phil Knight gave you a reach around while you guys each got double timed.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Nike Honors Kobe Bryant with “Now, Show Us Again” Ad
Like it it was more of a reinterpretation of the cement colorway, this could be good. But naw man...just naw.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Vans Era “True Blue III” by JP Custom Kicks
Good ass name lol. They should come with a walkie talkie
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Nike Air Foamposite One “E.T. Foam Home” Customs by RBN
Shoes are alright and raws are dope. Win win.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Air Jordan 1 “Raw” Customs by Sab-One
@212TP Iono, the fact that "pigeons" is considered a cw, and not just a shoe makes me think it's well on its way to being played out like the yeezys.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Nike Air Force III “Pigeon” Customs by KLR Whales
Those work HARD!
They're alright but people only go crazy for them because they're associated with that clown Jeff Staple.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Staple x Puma Clyde Suede “Pigeon” – Global Release Info
Too much of the cool shit gets Euro Exclusivity.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Nike Air Max Plus – April 2013 Colorways
Those are pretty dope.
4 weeks ago on Sneakersnstuff x Reebok Pump Fury “Legal Issues”