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Re: 2017 Shoe of the Year?

Postby Kershaw » January 4th, 2018, 12:02 am

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rkuchinsky wrote:PS. Been thinking about this for a while and hoped I'd have more positive to add. Will dig into some of my links to see if I can find any bright spots.

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All points are great to hear, that's why its a forum.


I do like the simple material focused approach NoBull has taken in a sea of loud over the top footwear.

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Maybe instead of focusing on best shoe of 2017, it would be interested to dive into the best components.

Best Outsole design?
Best Midsole design?
Best Technology development?
Best Upper?

Food for thought.

Re: 2017 Shoe of the Year?

Postby rkuchinsky » January 4th, 2018, 10:09 am

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Agreed. The Nobull stuff is really nice and restrained with great use of materials and colors.

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Re: 2017 Shoe of the Year?

Postby yo » January 4th, 2018, 1:56 pm

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hadn't seen those top two Nobull's Leather wedge on a sneaker? So cool! Probably not comfortable, but awesome.

Re: 2017 Shoe of the Year?

Postby rkuchinsky » January 4th, 2018, 2:26 pm

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yo wrote:hadn't seen those top two Nobull's Leather wedge on a sneaker? So cool! Probably not comfortable, but awesome.


Wedge is a weight lifting shoe. Actually makes sense for stability.

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Re: 2017 Shoe of the Year?

Postby yo » January 4th, 2018, 2:31 pm

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ah, yes, that makes sense.

Re: 2017 Shoe of the Year?

Postby engelhjs » January 4th, 2018, 2:38 pm


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As an avid CrossFitter that isn't particularly thrilled with the sporty-sportiness of most of the Reebok and Nike stuff, I really like Nobull's aesthetic. I really want a pair of those perf leather hi-tops to wear as casual shoes.
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Re: 2017 Shoe of the Year?

Postby Kershaw » January 4th, 2018, 2:46 pm

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engelhjs wrote:.... I really want a pair of those perf leather hi-tops to wear as casual shoes.

Agreed 100%

Re: 2017 Shoe of the Year?

Postby ralphzoontjens » January 5th, 2018, 2:34 pm

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I agree that the sock upper has been too much of an innovation trend.
Predators have always been the innovation factor in soccer footwear, I played soccer for the majority of my life and don't like the sock closure around the heel because of the pressure and looseness that I am sceptical if it will work when playing the full 90+ minutes.

We just want to have great shoes, there are some nice examples here.

Here is another recent prize-winning shoe because it adds value in a niche environment:
https://vanberlo.nl/news/107/a-healthie ... he-feet-up
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Re: 2017 Shoe of the Year?

Postby rkuchinsky » January 5th, 2018, 3:46 pm

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ralphzoontjens wrote:Here is another recent prize-winning shoe because it adds value in a niche environment:
https://vanberlo.nl/news/107/a-healthie ... he-feet-up


Crocs?

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Re: 2017 Shoe of the Year?

Postby ralphzoontjens » February 23rd, 2018, 3:26 am

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rkuchinsky wrote:
ralphzoontjens wrote:Here is another recent prize-winning shoe because it adds value in a niche environment:
https://vanberlo.nl/news/107/a-healthie ... he-feet-up


Crocs?

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Re: 2017 Shoe of the Year?

Postby ralphzoontjens » February 23rd, 2018, 3:27 am

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I like the 2017 Air Max too, if only for the video promotion:

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