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Old 07-15-2013, 06:58 PM   #16
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Why do people purchase new model nikes or whatever? It's not like shoes have really improved over the last 5 years...

If they like Nikes, what else are they going to buy? Used models of older shoes? Deadstocked shoes from years ago that are starting to have sole separation?

Technology in shoes continues to improve. Hyperfuse and Flywire are two specific names when it comes to the increased sturdiness KNOW1EDGE mentioned. They are extremely light and keep the ankles in place within the shoe much better than older models. It doesn't just "sound great and all", it actually has increased performance value and protection you can feel.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:00 PM   #17
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I prefer low-tops, and currently use both the Kobe VI's and CP3 VI's. My next shoe will probably be the KD VI's.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:23 AM   #18
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I prefer low-tops, and currently use both the Kobe VI's and CP3 VI's. My next shoe will probably be the KD VI's.

I'd say if there are still Kobe VI's available somewhere for a reduced price, they are great value for the money. Doesn't get much better in terms of fit and comfort imo. They aren't that great for outdoor play though, lose traction rather quickly.
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Old 07-16-2013, 08:32 AM   #19
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I like my shoes lightweight, and really liked last years Adizero stuff, the Derrick Rose shoe.

Of course I eventually blew out my achilles while playing with it on, but to be fair the shoe really had nothing to do with it.
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:42 PM   #20
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I like my shoes lightweight, and really liked last years Adizero stuff, the Derrick Rose shoe.

Of course I eventually blew out my achilles while playing with it on, but to be fair the shoe really had nothing to do with it.

I second this about Adidas. As a long time Jordan guy I've found the adizero line to be the best in terms of quality/weight vs price. Probably the best shoe that I've ever played in. But my input might be skewed in the fact that playing in retroes for so long I never experienced the evolution of shoe technology. Even the low end adizeros to me outperform any other brand
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:56 PM   #21
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:57 PM   #22
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But my input might be skewed in the fact that playing in retroes for so long I never experienced the evolution of shoe technology.

Which retroes did you play in? The 6's, 7's and 8's all have cardboard underneath the insole separating it from the air unit.
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:57 PM   #23
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:13 PM   #24
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I second this about Adidas. As a long time Jordan guy I've found the adizero line to be the best in terms of quality/weight vs price. Probably the best shoe that I've ever played in. But my input might be skewed in the fact that playing in retroes for so long I never experienced the evolution of shoe technology. Even the low end adizeros to me outperform any other brand

I agree. I have a pair a low Rose 2.5s and they are amazing. Slim along the middle of the foot but wide around the toe. Probably the best fitting pair of shoes I have ever had. I'll prob get a pair of 3.5s after his new pair are released and prices drop.

I really prefer low tops now. I never wore them until recently but I love the freedom of motion they give. I've never had anything more than minor ankle sprains tho so I don't worry much about support.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:28 PM   #25
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:45 PM   #26
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if you like mids, the lebron solider zoom 6's are on sale on eastbay for like 80-90

honestly, i dont like lebron shoes all that much, but these shoes are GREAT for ballin
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:51 PM   #27
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I got a pair of Black/Blue Adidas T-Macs a couple weeks ago at FinishLine. $65. Nobody was happier that day than I.

My advice would be to get those classics.

They take forever to break in, though. And they're kinda heavy.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:07 AM   #28
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Which retroes did you play in? The 6's, 7's and 8's all have cardboard underneath the insole separating it from the air unit.

I didn't really pick up my first pair of J's until the XV first dropped. But they weren't even my first pair of J's. My very first pair of J's were the Jordan Lite OG's


Back then it was first all about Reebok. Being in Philly you had to have the Questions and then follow with all the Answers. Also this is when And 1 became big and we had a local kid Aaron Owens representin', so we all rocked the Tai Chis. I also had a huge collection of slip ons from that line. When I started getting into J's on the regular the pairs I rocked on the court were:

III's (my fave by far)
XI (Cool Greys and Fire Red lows)
Pure

XVIII
XIII


After the XVI I never got into any newer models because I was hooked on the retros.
So it's been a long time since I've experienced new kicks. Up until I got my Derrick rose adizero 2 I wore either my XIII lows or my retro Questions
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:35 PM   #29
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I just bought some Hyperdunk's for ankle support on Eastbay. What do you guys think about those shoes?
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:26 PM   #30
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III's (my fave by far)
XI (Cool Greys and Fire Red lows)

I respect how you are able to treat these shoes the way they are intended to be treated, as shoes. Whenever I get my hands on a III or XI, I treat them with extreme care and wear them no more than twice a week. And, neither would ever see a basketball court. They each have features about them that deserve attention if you're like me and want to keep them looking new for as long as possible (midsole paint cracking on the III and icy sole yellowing on the XI).

I remember you said you sold some Space Jam XI's to a hipster kid on a skateboard. How much did you get for them and what was the condition of the icy soles?
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