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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

September 20th, 2010, 12:39 pm

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picked up the last pair at undft, gorgeous shoes, the upper is incredibly soft.
I have these in the off white suede, love em

Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

September 20th, 2010, 9:19 pm

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I picked up a second pair of Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81 ... but this time in black/white/gray. For some reason I just love these. There is really nice feedback since they have thin soles and are close to the ground (one of the main reasons I like them over the style you see in Converse All-Stars and other similar shoes that have the thick white soles [hopefully I'm using the correct technical term]).

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September 20th, 2010, 11:40 pm

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Just picked up a pair of these, super comfy!

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September 20th, 2010, 11:43 pm

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lac29 wrote:I picked up a second pair of Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81 ... but this time in black/white/gray. For some reason I just love these.
I'm with you on that. I love my pair of Ultimate 81's.

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September 21st, 2010, 12:04 pm

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I finally got a pair of these....
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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

September 23rd, 2010, 10:26 pm

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and now for something completely different...

Purchased in Shanghai at the LiNing flagship store, mostly for inclusion into the technology library. Lots of EVA tricks incorporated, airflow textures inside, stress bearing plastic parts, interesting flex zoning of the EVA. Figured I might not have a lot of chances to buy them while in the product cycle, 199 rmb each pair, 50% of the marked price of 399.

On the foot, my impression is, not ugly, not uncomfortable, but not sure where I would wear them.
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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

September 23rd, 2010, 11:13 pm

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I've been curious about these shoes for quite some time. Do they feel durable? Could they last as long as normal basketball shoes? And does the inner feel like it would cause chaffing?
I'd rather fail than to have never tried
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September 24th, 2010, 12:01 am

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The feel is good, seem durable, seem supporting. It seemed a little bit harder foam than I expected, but not uncomfortable. Shore O durometer tester here reads 55. Time would tell about where the weak spots are, but they seem monolithic and without any glaring flaws.

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September 24th, 2010, 11:25 am

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It seems like all the asian shoe markets tend to default into using hearingbone patterns on all their outsoles. I know LiNing and Anta seem to be doing this on almost everything...

Any reason for this? Thoughts?
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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

September 25th, 2010, 4:28 pm

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I don;t understand why they have the inscribed style lines of shoes made of sewn leather and mesh?

Reminds me of how vinyl home siding tries to look like wood.

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September 26th, 2010, 7:31 am

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Was given a pair of these DZR Strasse shoes for review at Interbike last week- a really nice looking urban shoe, especially compared to all of the simple canvas shoes out there. The herringbone fabric might stain quickly, but the soles seem reasonably stiff but are comfortable enough for walking around. I was surprised at the price- only $110... We'll see how they ride.
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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

September 26th, 2010, 1:23 pm

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New Balance internship, the perfect excuse to add to the collection.
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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

September 27th, 2010, 12:50 am

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yo wrote:I don;t understand why they have the inscribed style lines of shoes made of sewn leather and mesh?

Reminds me of how vinyl home siding tries to look like wood.
I wonder if they're just concerned that they'll alienate the consumer if it doesn't remind them of a more traditional shoe. Granted I would have liked to see a more progressive design given the manufacturing process, but I'm still interested in putting these through a few sessions of ball.
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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

September 27th, 2010, 1:40 pm

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shuphrk88 wrote:I've been curious about these shoes for quite some time. Do they feel durable? Could they last as long as normal basketball shoes? And does the inner feel like it would cause chaffing?
i tried on a few pairs of these at the portland store, was gonna buy a pair for reference but they didnt take amex :shock: ... and i dint want to get reimbursed! haha.

but they had 3 styles, bball, running, and trainer. they were euro sized (im assuming) since there were gaps in the size run so fit was iffy, the cross trainer was on a different last with more of a pointed toe so those fit me well. Very light but hard to tell how good they would be over long periods of time, i think the running ones might have potential isnce they are so light, but just seemed like novelty to me, couldnt picture myself wearing them, but they did have some cool design and form to them.

Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

September 27th, 2010, 1:49 pm

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I dont post on here much since i never actually 'purchase' my shoes, i always wear sample pairs 8)

but anyways, here are some nice ones i picked up while i was in LA, italian made, thought they were pretty dope.

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