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@IdontshineIGlow Totally agree.  The 7's and 8's were the best and right before Lebron stuff really caught fire.  The 9's, 10's, 11's have been more popular but not as good (style and comfort) in my opinion.

5 days, 4 hours ago on Nike LeBron 12 “Christmas”

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Very Cool.  Should have done it a month ago, but sometimes production gets held up I guess.

1 week, 4 days ago on KITH Honors 9/11 Victims With “Never Forget” Collection

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I don' know why they're still producing new Jordan models.  That can't account for more than 5% of their business.  Their money's in retros and retro hybrids.  Their main athletes Melo and CP3 have their own shoes which also don't sell as well and Westbrook and Blake wear the new stuff but I wonder at what point do they stop the Jordan line and just stick to retros.  Put your best designers on the Lebron, Kobe, KD shoes

1 week, 5 days ago on Air Jordan XX9 “White/Black” – Official Images

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@jhandawgie Miner has worked on frees lately, but Toby Hatfield (Tinker's brother) was the originator of that line of shoes and the one who brought the shoe to life. They were inspired by the Stanford cross country team running barefoot on grass to strengthen their feet and reduce injuries.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Nike Designers Marc Dolce, Denis Dekovic, and Mark Miner Hired by adidas

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@everyone82 I think Miner has mostly done running (pegasus, elite,  ect.), Dolce did the Penny's and I think Sportswear stuff recently.  Not sure about Dekovic.

3 weeks, 5 days ago on Nike Designers Marc Dolce, Denis Dekovic, and Mark Miner Hired by adidas

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Very cool details

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Nike Roshe Run “Boxtrolls” Teaser

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look kind of Yeezy inspired with the dark pink and flywire in mint 

1 month ago on Nike LeBron 12 “Data”

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@inTheNameofQuen It's not about KD, he'll have already been paid.  It's Under Armour that has to make the money back.  If the shoes retail for $100, they'll probably cost around $12 to make, the factory sells them to UA for $25, UA sells them to retailers for $55, so their profit is $30/pair or $75 if they sell them direct to consumers on their website.  That means they'll have to sell 800,000 to 1 million pair a year to make it up.  That's a lot of shoes.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Jay-Z Gives Nike A Deadline To Match Under Armour’s Offer To Kevin Durant

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@inTheNameofQuen if he signs with Under Armor, the shoes won't be affordable.  They have to recoup that $285 mil somehow and it won't be by selling $80 shoes.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Jay-Z Gives Nike A Deadline To Match Under Armour’s Offer To Kevin Durant

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I would think even if Nike doesn't match the offer in actual dollars, but offers royalties on future retros of his Signatures so far he would end up making more with Nike in the long run.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Jay-Z Gives Nike A Deadline To Match Under Armour’s Offer To Kevin Durant

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hope Nike adopts this for their id program soon.

2 months ago on adidas Takes Sneaker Customization To New Heights With #miZXflux

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These are all pretty cool. Texas stuff always looks good with that color way. I like the Ohio state ones with the helmet sticker buckeye on the heel. Wish they had done that with tomahawks on the Florida State ones.

2 months ago on 8 College Football Powerhouses Represented in the Nike Lunar TR1 “Week Zero” Collection

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I didn't know Gwen Stefani changed her name

2 months, 1 week ago on adidas Originals Rita Ora Collection for Fall/Winter 2014

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Those kids sure are checking out his 112's

2 months, 1 week ago on LeBron James Wears Past Nike LeBrons – Should Nike Begin The LeBron Retro?

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Cool shoe, but another black sb dunk.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Nike SB Dunk Low Premium “Beijing”

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At least they're not going to be black

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Rukus x Nike SB Dunk Low “Crawfish” – Teaser

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I wish these were lows.  I get why they did highs, but personally I like the lows

3 months ago on Brooklyn Projects x Nike SB Dunk High “Paparazzi”

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Are the designs painted on or scratched off?  Either way, it's a great custom, but to get that detail by scratching the top coat away is really impressive.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Lance Mountain x Nike SB Air Jordan 1 by Dank Customs

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Not much "design" to this shoe.  Don't see what the big deal is.

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Ibn Jasper Reveals Kanye West’s First adidas Sneaker Design from 2006

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I agree. Sneakernews should do a weekly game called High Fashion or Payless Shoe because I think most people would have a hard time telling the difference. Why would you buy a bad knockoff version of a shoe for 4x the price?

4 months, 2 weeks ago on New Balance Suing Karl Lagerfeld for Sneaker Ripoff

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Looks like a "Christmas" version to me with that colorway

5 months ago on A Detailed Look at the Air Jordan 6 “History of Jordan”

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looks just like Wade's shoes and that's not great

5 months, 1 week ago on Another Look at the Upcoming adidas John Wall Signature Shoe

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It's just the one shoe.  Where's the trio?

7 months, 1 week ago on New Balance 574 “Sonic & Clarity”

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I know it's the angle of the picture, but his right foot looks 3 sizes bigger than his left.

7 months, 4 weeks ago on Richard Hamilton in Jordan Future

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To me they look like Payless Lebrons

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Supra The Magazine

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The Boyz II Men picture on pg 4 is Dwayne Wade, Chris Paul, and Melo

9 months ago on 50 Years of Nike Infographic

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Great shoe for customizing, a blank canvas.

9 months, 1 week ago on Nike SB Dunk Low – White – Ice Sole

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Kanye Jr.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Kevin Hart in Nike Air Yeezy

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I like the Brooks Defyance front and center on the table.  Whoops.

1 year ago on Allyson Felix Previews Upcoming Nike Running Models

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Look like walmart Lebron 9's to me

1 year ago on ANTA Rondo 1

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No dunks?

1 year ago on Nike SB November 2013 Preview

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Similar to the 3lab5 Jordan 5's with the all over elephant print, I think the 112 is starting to be overdone. It used to be tastefully done on classic silhouettes making it look very high end. Just my opinion.

1 year, 1 month ago on DJ Clark Kent x Nike SB P-Rod 7 “112″

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Is the whole midsole translucent?  Interesting.

1 year, 1 month ago on Nike SB Dunk Low “Gamma”

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The Kiger has Zoom Air in the heel and forefoot, the Wildhorse just has it in the heel.  Both are comfortable, but the Kiger is amazing.

1 year, 1 month ago on Nike Trail Running Reinvented

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@MelvinBetaphats @aintnojoke1  Awesome!  I'd be interested in how you apply graphics to your customs.  I've messed around a little with temporary tattoos and water slide decals but neither give a bold color and tend to fade and crackle over time.  I don't really have the artistic skill to hand paint that kind of stuff, so I'm always trying other options.  Anyways, love your stuff and keep the classes coming. Thanks.

1 year, 1 month ago on SBTG Workshops – Classroom 1: Crucial Basics of Sneaker Customization

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I would love if sneakernews would feature more stuff like this. Tricks of the trade from the best in the business. Stuff like using acetone to take the gloss of the shoe before you paint, stenciling, using temporary tattoos and decals for graphics, what paints work best, using a wood burning tool to create realistic elephant print, how to take the midsole off a shoe, ect. Maybe having a collection of videos and tips. Please keep it coming.

1 year, 1 month ago on SBTG Workshops – Classroom 1: Crucial Basics of Sneaker Customization

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It was a joke, as in these shoes look like a pair of $40 converse that somebody (like a painter with no knowledge or concern with "high fashion") spilled an abundance of white paint on and the continued walking around and working in until it started cracking. Hope this helps. I'll try to limit the sarcasm next time.

1 year, 1 month ago on Maison Martin Margiela x Converse

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The guy painting my house last week had these on.  He said he never heard of Maison Martin Margiela though.  Weird.

1 year, 1 month ago on Maison Martin Margiela x Converse

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Why does the collar on the right shoe look so distorted?  Looks like some really fat dude tried just the right one on.

1 year, 2 months ago on Nike LeBron 11 – Available Early on eBay

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All these athletes with their shoes on the floor need to step their game up.  I think it's more impressive when athletes/celebrities have an expensive or elaborate closet setup.  That's what sets them apart from us.  We all agree, if you have lots of money or a shoe deal you can get nice shoes.  Joe Johnson has it right. 

http://sneakernews.com/2012/08/08/joe-johnsons-sneaker-closet/

1 year, 2 months ago on Colin Kaepernick Shows ESPN His Sneaker Collection

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A red swoosh on the black ones with that yellow stitching would have been much cooler.

1 year, 4 months ago on Nike SB Dunk Low “Firecracker” Pack

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Not to beat a dead horse (bad joke) but the Wildhorse is on nikestore  now also. 

1 year, 4 months ago on Nike Zoom Terra Kiger

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I meant 7/1

1 year, 4 months ago on Nike Zoom Terra Kiger

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The Wildhorse is set to release on 8/1, same as the Keiger.  Both are super comfortable.  The Keiger is the higher end model of the two.  Can't wait.

1 year, 4 months ago on Nike Zoom Terra Kiger

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Curious to see what the medial side of the shoe looks like.  The 9's and 10's look cool in pictures, but awful on your feet when you look at the inside (all bunchy).  It's like they design the lateral side and stop there.  I liked the 7's and 8's in the hi's and lo's because they looked balanced.  The lateral side is always going to look better, but there shouldn't be that much difference.  I guess we'll see.

1 year, 5 months ago on Nike LeBron XI

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Really nice customs.  Well done.

1 year, 5 months ago on Nike Air Foamposite One “Fireflies” Customs by RBN

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A side note for those thinking of hooping in these, they have no grip on an indoor court.  I know they are not a basketball shoe, but I thought I'd give them a try.  The clear sole definitely doesn't grip.  Great comfortable shoe for just kicking around in though and I'm sure they'd be good for turf training.

1 year, 5 months ago on Nike Zoom Revis “Chicago Bears”

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The top pic demonstrates how the last 2 Lebrons look cool on their own but not so great on foot, especially on the medial side.  Just my opinion.

1 year, 5 months ago on Nike LeBron X Elite – Sport Turquoise – Volt – Violet Force | Release Date

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What is Sea Glow?

1 year, 6 months ago on Sneaker Restorations by RefreshPGH

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