Originally Posted by Nowitzness41
If you're talking about air max retro's, then yes- they are comparable to New Balance's, but not Adida's prices. Also, Nike's COGS (cost of goods sold) has gone up considerabyl since the times of Jordan's being in the "$100 area" (the early to mid 90's)- they've always marked up their products considerably, but they've done this mostly to keep their profit margins the same (not to mention the amount of $$$ they spend on marketing, and always have). But NO, they dont make great quality shoes, even in comparison to their older products- and it doesnt help that they cant use illegal child labor and sweatshops anymore. What i said was in regards to the majority of people that "collect" shoes and obsess over things because thats what they've been programmed to do for the current trend. NikeTalk is now annoying, releases are out of hand, and people have lost their damn minds- and Nike is not only allowing it, but feeding in to it and making it worse. Sure, they are a business and theyre in the business of making money- but they have no respect for the people that keep them in business, and exploit their own loyal customers. People like yourself, have allowed it, and really dont know any better- Mr King of Heat. This is why I said what i said. Whats funny is you even said it yourself, in regards to the older pairs that youve been buying lately (id hate to see the price you paid for some of those). You say "just dont buy overhyped shoes", sites like this and people like you are the ones hyping them up in the first place- and i believe youre one of these kids that will pay double or triple (which really has very little to do with the rise in retail- it has more to do with resell prices. Many will say Asics makes some of the best running shoes, NIke is really only best at basketball shoes- and i dont think anybody takes their skate shoes very seriously. Nike is more of an image and status now anyways
nice paragraph dude
if you think niketalks annoying then why login? if you think nikes are terrible then why buy a pair? you couldnt of just thought nike was terrible just now? so why go buy pusheads?
to be honest all the silver boxs i have been buying and posting on here i havn't paid over 150 for any of them because i got them from friends and low deals on ebay being pre-owned. Vamps i paid 95 shipped, irons paid 100, unluckys paid 150 and the rest of my silver boxs i paid retail when they first came out.
my tiffanys and most of my other silver boxs i've had SINCE THEY RELEASE which means i got tiffanys for 80$ and rayguns for 80$ and the other silver boxs in my video for 80$.
i wont spend a certain amount for shoes because i dont pay for hype
also im not a kid, and i can afford these shoes at hype prices tripple the amount so you should really think before you write. you got no idea who u are talking to or anyone on here.
i have a lot of free runs and air maxs and couple kobes and they are all pretty comfortable. free runs are 90$ air maxs are 1 something and kobes are like 100. thats not much for shoes.
I didnt even get a pair of pusheads and i dont plan to . all new releases for SB's are terrible. only way i'd get them is if its at box price. I did try to line up for them but they where sold out by midnight the day before. i'll pay over retail for silver box or pink box dunks because its worth it, the quality, the comfort everything about them is worth it.
in the end, go buy your ****** addidas and new balances no one will care eitherway. i was just trying to help you find a better shoe and talking about how SOME OTHER people are (not you) i was not trying to flame you or anything. Nike over everything unless we talking high end shoes i got those too, nikes aint nothing of a "status" or "image" I dont look at anybody and see they got heat on and think they got money. I got LV shoes that retail for twice the amount South beachs go for on ebay. And i dont even really wear them lol.
if you like addidas and new balance just buy that , but nike is better... and your making a big mistake! Edited by heatking - 7/29/12 at 1:19pm