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That's too bad because those look fucking awesome. I would snap them up in a heartbeat.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Li-Ning Way of Wade 2 “YOTH”
Nike must be feeling the heat from Adidas to team up like this. Can't be a coincidence with all the Kanye Drama going on.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Nike and Givenchy Designer Riccardo Tisci Announce Upcoming Collaboration
Probably the best air Jordan in terms of overall design and execution. It's just too bad the releases were so limited overall. A real send off to the Jordan brand. I honestly wish they would retro the 23s. I don't really buy Jordans or Nikes unless I happen upon the outlet store because they're just not worth the money unlike other brands, but I'd wait outside of a store for a pair of dope 23s.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Air Jordan XX3 “Titanium” vs. “Finale”
Yeah, the only difference is that real art is 1 of 1, or is made in a series, like prints, where each is slightly different. A baseball signed by a player is, again, a one of one. Shoes? A commodity Nike can fix up a pair of any time they please.
2 months ago on SELECT Collections: Ken W.
Just sounds like a way of hiking up costs across the board.
2 months ago on How 3D Printing Can Change The Future Of Nike Footwear
Can't wait for my Air Jimmy's.
3 months ago on Drake Joins Jordan Brand
@JoeSoCavalierJames That kind of makes you a tool lol.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Kanye West Signs with adidas
@richierich88 What's laughable is all the people acting like they would go out and buy LV because Kanye told them not to. They're just as laughable as anyone who wouldn't buy it because Kanye told them not to.
How did the twitter RSVP system fix anything? It just made the camp out even easier because people could just run a program or scripts. Games just lame these days and Nike's part of the problem.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Nike Air Foamposite One “Safari” – Beauty Shots
Why didn't Rodman get his bro Kim Jong-Un in on this deal?
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Foot Locker #WeekOfGreatness 2013 With Kyrie Irving, Dennis Rodman, Brett Favre, Mike Tyson, & More
"Consumers are getting the shoes they covet and the sneaker companies and retailers are reaping the benefits. Good news for everybody right? Sure, but for the sake of argument..." Fucking puppets. Nike's got their hands so far up your ass I'm not even sure you speak for yourselves anymore.See, I don't see this as anything more than an argument by whiskey in this article. Shit's whack.Fact is, the problem with the foam brand is that it's overpopulated. Nothing wrong with a pasted on pattern; it's actually a dope concept that really worked with the Galaxies. Not to mention that you guys seem to underestimate all the different retros of the ones and pros in the past. Shows you what can be done with just simple color combos. And the galaxies shows you what can happen if you really take an idea to heart. Not too flashy, but brave. Every other graphic foam, imo, were simply not inspired.And this leads into the problem with the ridiculous amount of colorways for practically ever new sneaker Nike releases. Most of the colorways are just plain lazy. Everything is about essentially co-opting a cultural icon, then lazily pasting it onto a shoe. And then when you do have an actual good colorway, Nike makes sure to limit it.And that's the real reason they come out with so many colorways. If you limit releases, but make more releases, more and more people will want a sneaker, not because they want the newest release, but because they simply couldn't get the last release and wish to compromise on something not as good, but acceptable. This just feeds into a vicious cycle where any Nike or JB shoe not released for the whole year/season at your regular sneaker stores is considered a hot release that everyone "must have". It's pretty obvious that Nike is releasing far fewer shoes than is still economically viable, or else they wouldn't keep having all these weird, random restocks. Plus, what does it say about a company whose products are being sold after the fact for at least twice, if not much more at times, on the resale market? True, the sneakers in circulation after the release would be fewer, but with how much of a "business" reselling has become, we see lots of spikes in sales, but with people stacked with kicks they thought would sell like gangbusters for 10 times the MSRP.Then you have the fact that Nike is, more than anything else these days, an image brand. Sure, people are buying Lebrons, Kobes, KDs, Jays, etc and acknowledge the name, but at the end of the day, it's the image the brand purports that people want and buy into. It's true this exists for any company, but think about all the little sneaker trading forums and groups. Think of all the people who buy what is a GR shoe and wait for that "perfect time" to rock them. Think of all the people who buy a shoe to simply be seen in them, or, God, to simply rock them on instagram, to play the role of their rap, hip-hop, or celebrity idols, only to sell them after their first or second wear. Remember when you went to a store and you bought a shoe and actually wore them out the store? Yeah, don't see that happening anymore.
There's also the counter-crease culture. It's not just because people want their shit fresh, or to protect their investment; it's because people understand that certain shoes will never come out again. OR at least not in a while.Nike, though, is essentially a show of what's wrong with the streetwear/urban fashion world at the moment. You have generally good ideas, but people get greedy, and people simply want something because of a name, and don't seem to take into account actual quality. I'm sorry, but $90+ for a button down? $225 for a pair of V's? $200 for a pair of jeans or $120 for a pair of shorts. There's nothing wrong with paying this much for such items, if the quality was there. It's not. It's basically all cheap cotton, plasticized leather, fake suede, and cheap jean material. Sure, I get paying good cash on a pair of Selvedge leather jeans, they could last you a life time. But what people are buying today is, for the most part, absolute trash considering the price. Essentially Wal-mart shit for luxury prices.The politics of this sphere of fashion (I limit it in this way simply because I'm less familiar with others) is in utter shambles right now. "Critics" of my thoughts may say I expect too much, or wax nostalgic, or I'm plain being salty or unrealistic. But when you look at people who are doing shit right, like Vans with their fabulous Vault line, you start to realize how much of people's expectations for Nike, Supreme, basically all the hypebeast shit, is downright piss poor.Soon, as with everything, it will bust. It's quite obvious that the current socioeconomic-cultural model of the US is going to change eventually. This too will change with it.
7 months ago on SELECT Discussion: Too Much of a Good Thing
I don't trust Nike's claims on premium quality materials. Unless it's sourced from a trusted source, like Horween (not saying they're the best), shit's not going to be what I consider quality, as in something that you can properly clean with leather cleaning supplies, or isn't an abominable amalgam of leather and plastic.Only way to get any quality is to buy OG shit tbh. But now I'm just preaching to the choir.
7 months ago on Air Jordan 3Lab5 – Retail Price
@Cop em and Rock em It'd be corny as fuck, but I'd love an actual elephant jumpman lmfao.
@thereitizz I would doubt it given it's one of the more special releases.
@CC221 Fuckin' Church man.
@EvilRamen Real talk. It's just a standard slip on with a small leather patch on the insole. Now if it had calf leather lining, or something along those lines, that would make it seem luxurious. Instead, this just comes off as typical shit fashion houses sell for double or triple, just because of the name. It's like those bape trucker hats that are likely made in the same factory as trucker hats made to be sold at Wal-Mart.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on United Arrows x Vans Slip-On
A more simplified aesthetic would be better imo, but using the glow in the dark af1 as a base is awesome as hell and despite not loving the design, the custom in and of itself is really really good. Lines are crisp and colors are clean. Good job.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Nike Air Force 1 “Evangelion” Customs by Sekure D
These shits look like they're having an identity crisis...
7 months, 2 weeks ago on “People’s Champ” Nike KD 6 NSW
Stop it with this stuff Nike. It's awful.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Nike KD VI NSW “Birthday” – Release Date
250 dollars for an ugly pair of all-elephant shoes. Ugh. The only thing that should have elephant print all over it is an elephant. Next we'll have a pair of all-over cement shoes because of the 3's, and an all over black patent shoe because of the 11s. Maybe if we're lucky we'll get an all over shark teeth pair as well to represent the 5s.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Air Jordan 3Lab5 Packaging