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Damnit, Adidas. You make it hard for me to like you when you continuously rip off Nike. Come on.
1 year ago on adidas Element Refine JS
These have THE EXACT same midsole/sole as the XX8 and XX8 SE...what's going on here?
1 year, 2 months ago on Jordan Melo M10
Say what you want--J looks in shape. Let's get him back in the L.
1 year, 4 months ago on Michael Jordan Debuts New Air Jordan 11 Colorway
God I love "The Kobe." Such a great shoe.
1 year, 7 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.nicekicks.com/2013/05/03/jimmy-butler-adidas-the-kobe-kicks-on-court-5-3-2013/
Also, John Wall gets the UGLIEST shoes.
1 year, 9 months ago on John Wall, Robbie Fuller Help Introduce the adidas CrazyQuick
This looks like Adidas circa 2004. Yuck.
I have to wonder how fast these will break down...
1 year, 9 months ago on Live Look: adidas Energy Boost
@UGH I strongly disagree.
1 year, 10 months ago on #XX8DaysOfFlight: A Detailed Look at the Air Jordan 2010
Performance-wise, this is the best sneaker I've ever played in. Incredible
1 year, 10 months ago on #XX8DaysOfFlight: Air Jordan 2010
That colorway just doesn't work. Looks like the "I wore these for mowing the yard" cw.
1 year, 10 months ago on Air Jordan XX8 "Electric Green"
These are one of my favorites EVER. They were my summer bball shoes and were incredible. They fall apart fast, but are still well worth a cop. BRING THESE BACK. Look way cleaner than the original 16s without the shroud, in my opinion.
1 year, 10 months ago on #XX8DaysOfFlight: A Detailed Look at the Air Jordan 16 “Cherrywood”
I love these. Also, these shoes were great to ball in (until they fell apart, which was pretty fast, unfortunately).
1 year, 10 months ago on #XX8DaysOfFlight: Air Jordan XVI
These were my first J's. So clean.
1 year, 10 months ago on #XX8DaysOfFlight: Bring Back the Air Jordan 14 “Oxidized Green”
It's crazy to see the quality of the leather on these OG J's. Look at the thick yellow leather. Nice.
1 year, 10 months ago on #XX8DaysOfFlight: Unboxing the OG Air Jordan 13 Low “Chutney”
They one-upped the NBA this week...
1 year, 11 months ago on College Kicks On Court: #1 Falls Again
WHERE ARE THE GRIFFEYS.
1 year, 11 months ago on The Best All-Purpose Trainers Ever
It's really nice to see such a premium product coming from adidas basketball.
1 year, 11 months ago on adidas Unveils the D Rose 3.5
Considering only third colorway has a plastic heel counter, I would consider the first two as "off-court" variants.
1 year, 11 months ago on Nike Kobe 8 “Year of the Snake” Collection
The "Dunk.net" shoes--AJ 11, 12, and 13 RIP OFF. Just mashed those three shoes into one lame product...wait, Jumpman does that all the time now. Maybe they were on to something!
1 year, 11 months ago on Basketball Footwear Brands That Didn't Last
I'm really liking these.
1 year, 11 months ago on Nike LeBron X ?Prism?
I LIKE these!
1 year, 12 months ago on Li-Ning Way of Wade "Christmas" PEs for Dwayne Wade
2 years ago on Nike Vault Kobe 8 System Limited Edition Pack
@Neezy I agree--get this "system" ish out of here.
2 years ago on Kicks On Court: Chris Paul Debuts New Jordan CP3.VI in Clippers’ 10th Straight Win
I think it says something when people are still consistently wearing the kobe v and vi...
I totally agree with the "too many colorways" comment. I miss the days when a few colorways of a model came out--the AJ, for instance. Made them feel more special and exclusive. Now you can I.D. your J's, which I know is technically more unique, but makes them feel like any other shoe.
2 years ago on The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
@clipp_ers This is true.
2 years ago on Kicks On Court: Marcin Gortat Shines for Suns in “Volt” Nike Shox BB4
This is the best free ever (model, not necessarily this cw).
2 years ago on Nike Free Run+ 2 “Atomic Teal”
I have boa lacing on a pair of Vasque trail-running shoes. They work really, really well. I'd def. go for them in a bball shoe.
2 years ago on Nike Hyperdunk “Dial” for Matthew Walzer
I don't hate these, but I don't love them either. They were really on to something with last year's model, I feel like they didn't move forward with this one.
2 years ago on Cop or Drop?: Nike KD V “Away”
Wow, I seriously thought Wade was wearing the AJ2011s at first. It's amazing how much that colorway looks like them (at first glance at least).
2 years ago on Kicks On Court: King James Flirts With Triple Double in Debut of “Lava” LeBron X
I totally agree with this article. This happens with EVERY JORDAN RELEASE. Go back to the message boards and look. Everyone says "worst ever" and "no cop." Then come about April...opinions start to change.
2 years ago on Opinion: The Air Jordan XX8 isn’t for everyone
2 years ago on Kicks On Court: Russell Westbrook’s Debut of the Air Jordan XX8
@LRJ17 @AllenWalker_MH ??? I don't understand? Name one other shoe as what? These are different from every other Jordan, and any other basketball shoe out right now. Yes, they are high tops like UA, but the comparisons end there with them. They do have a similar idea to them as the Gloves...but are much better in performance I would bet. I just really don't understand what you're asking.
@AllenWalker_MH I would argue that they're different, aesthetically, from everything else Nike is making right now. Nike is going really loud and complex with their sigs right now (see Kobe 8--especially the I.D. versions available with the dragonfly print-- and Lebron X), while this Jordan is, aesthetically, the most simplified silhouette to date. All black (with little to no texture) with a simple jumpman on the heel and icy soles. Pretty clean.
I've been putting some thought into the new AJXX8...after seeing these pictures of Westbrook wearing them, and then comparing them to the rest of the "kicks on court" images, I'm gaining respect for the J's quickly. THESE ARE ACTUALLY DIFFERENT. Love them or hate them, they do make a statement, which is what Jordans should do. Anything new/revolutionary is going to be weird at first. Everyone always talks about how "these aren't Jordans," but what are Jordans if they're not groundbreaking, revolutionary, and, hell, maybe even weird at first? Jordans break new ground, and--in some ways--I think that's what these are doing. Plus they actually look really sleek and mean when worn on the court. That's my two cents.
Could this rip off the fly knit any more? No.
2 years ago on adidas adiZero Primeknit “Electric”
@Neezy Yeah, I mean I just don't understand how the top of that 8 inch sleeve is going to be one size fits all! Calf sizes vary like crazy.
2 years ago on Jordan Brand Takes Flight with Launch of Air Jordan XX8
I like that these are different, but two initial questions from a performance standpoint.
A) These are going to have ZERO breathability.
B) How is the top of that sleeve going to fit everyone's different leg sizes?
One: I have a feeling that engineered mesh isn't going to hold up very well during multiple uses. There's no way it can be very tough.
Two: Why can't they just do away with this system b.s. Now they're just recycling "technology" from the AJ2011.
2 years ago on Nike Reveals The Kobe 8 System
These Lebron X's are NICE. Can't go wrong with a murdered out colorway (minus the swoosh).
2 years ago on Cop or Drop?: Nike LeBron X “Black Diamond”
@Calebpierce38 @Neezy I wish they'd just stick to the original, sans Jumpman.
2 years, 1 month ago on Air Jordan 1 White/Black-Red
@Neezy @Voon60 Sorry for "trying to educate people," Neezy. WHAT WAS I THINKING?!
This is great--it's nice to know that a major corp like Nike is still doing stuff like this.
2 years, 1 month ago on #NikeLetter: 1 on 1 with Matthew Walzer
@Neezy @Calebpierce38 No, the back too. The original AJ1's didn't have a jumpman.
@acdc2 This is what people say with EVERY new sig release, whether it is the new Jordans, Kobes, Lebrons, KDs, etc. etc. etc. Somehow this isn't what always happens. Huh.
2 years, 1 month ago on Nike Kobe VIII Black/Yellow
These also look almost identical to the Kobe 6 model, which was a great shoe. I suppose if it isn't broken...
I like them. They're getting back to what the "Kobes" should be--basic, performance-oriented shoes without stupid "systems." Kobes are the "mercurials" of basketball shoes.