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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

Postby iab » November 16th, 2017, 8:15 am


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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

Postby yo » November 16th, 2017, 9:47 am

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Hmm. I’m not familiar with them. Pretty cool. What is the material on that upper? Some kind of ballistic mesh?

Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

Postby iab » November 16th, 2017, 11:10 am


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They are a British cycling company. A bit off the radar for regular folks.
https://quocpham.com/

As for the construction, from the website -

Upper
Water repellant industrial-grade woven polyester upper; authentic jersey knit lining; reinforced EVA/mesh lining; improved Lock-Lace system; signature 3M™ reflective heel strip

Outsole
Moulded rubber; full-length hardened midsole

Footbed
Natural cork with EVA; ultra porous jersey knit top layer

Accessories
Shoe bag, cleat cover

Weight
464 g (size 43)

Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

Postby yo » November 16th, 2017, 12:07 pm

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uhm, wow, those guys make some awesome footwear. The road stuff is fantastic as well. Thanks for posting the link.

Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

Postby yo » November 21st, 2017, 3:03 pm

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got a pair of these today. Cole Haan GrandPro Tennis
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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

Postby holtag » November 22nd, 2017, 12:12 am

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Can I still post mine if I didnt buy them, but 3D printed them myself? :lol:

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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

Postby yo » November 22nd, 2017, 4:09 pm

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Crazy stuff man, I've been following along on instagram and I love where this is going. What is the lifespan like?

Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

Postby holtag » November 23rd, 2017, 4:49 am

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Michael! I love that I've caught your eye!

I'm not sure about lifespan yet. I only started developing the shoes in May, and have been wear-testing models since September. But 3 months in is way too early to come to any lifespan conclusions. It's fun wearing your own product daily though. And so far, no problems.

My gut feeling is that a pair will last at least 6 months for someone with a normal gait. If worn by someone who drags their heels, things might be a little different, I think they could wear a hole in them in about that time. The current out/midsole is a little over 2mm thick, but the TPE has good abrasion resistance.

Also, the TPE can be recycled into 'new' filament pretty well. So old shoes can be shredded and used to print new shoes. I'm real excited about that, but will first have to sell quite a few more shoes.

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