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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

November 16th, 2017, 8:15 am

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Re: NEW KICKS :: latest purchase

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

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

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.

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November 21st, 2017, 3:03 pm

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got a pair of these today. Cole Haan GrandPro Tennis
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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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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?

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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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March 30th, 2018, 10:11 am

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Resurrect this one from November with a couple recent pickups.

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March 30th, 2018, 11:20 am

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all black er'thing :-)

How do you like those ARKKs?

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August 21st, 2018, 12:45 pm

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A couple of pairs of Cole Haan 3.Zero Grands. The leather pair has a molded leather chassis. The welded pair has a TPU chassis. I like the way the wingtip resolves into the base of the eyebrow which is pretty unique. The traction is interesting as well.
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August 21st, 2018, 2:26 pm

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Just saw those drop. Have yet to see them in person. Kinda neat, but I feel skews a bit too athletic compared to the previous version that was business up top, athletic on the bottom.

I just got a pair of the Cole Haan Laser Washington for my wedding.

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August 22nd, 2018, 12:05 pm

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Got a pair of blue New Balance 574 recently, timeless look and adds a nice pop of color.

Saving up to get a pair of Nike Flyknit!! :D

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August 22nd, 2018, 2:20 pm

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rkuchinsky wrote:
August 21st, 2018, 2:26 pm
Just saw those drop. Have yet to see them in person. Kinda neat, but I feel skews a bit too athletic compared to the previous version that was business up top, athletic on the bottom.

I just got a pair of the Cole Haan Laser Washington for my wedding.

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Those laser Washington's are pretty awesome. It is definitely a faster, more organic direction for them. I personally really dig it. The original grand stuff (which I also liked and had several pairs of) was a bit potato head. Classic upper on a sneakers bottom. I think there are pushing the hybrid thing a bit further... but men's shoes is an interesting game as you know all too well. Subtle changes can seem radical. I'm curious what people will think... I stopped wearing my Original Grands because they were a bit too buttoned up for San Diego :-) ... I had a pair of the 2.zerogrands as well, but these just fit my style a bit better...

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October 4th, 2018, 1:44 pm

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...and finally got the Nike 4% Zoom VaporFly Flyknit (that's a mouthful). Was in line at 7am for the 10am release. Also picked up a pair of the takedown ZoomFly version that has the same fly knit upper, same carbon fiber plate (previous version had a GF Nylon plate) but React foam instead of the ZoomX foam. Will use the Zoom Fly for training and the 4% for racing.

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