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I would have preferred different cw's of the suede pack. They should be releasing og colors or the the tournament editions before they go to suede. These shoes were always distinct with the lava design. Now Nike is just focusing on a solid midsole to stand out so the new hypebeasts will think they look like yeezy's.

But they just released the lava and black and clay and tart CWs not that long ago. Do they really need to be retroed AGAIN? If they were going to do OG colors they should do OG colors they haven't already retroed. I'll probably end up copping the blues. Nikeblog says that these are not limited edition and are intended for wide release.

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Yea I was gonna say it looks like 3m also but only seems like it on first and third pair but not sure. I don't know why they went with orange for two shoes also. Mix it up but hopefully these are samples.

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But they just released the lava and black and clay and tart CWs not that long ago. Do they really need to be retroed AGAIN? If they were going to do OG colors they should do OG colors they haven't already retroed. I'll probably end up copping the blues. Nikeblog says that these are not limited edition and are intended for wide release.

They were released 5 years ago. Nike has retroed the air dt max 3 times already so why not do a second of the og's? Besides suede makes no sense for an upper on these.
post #453 of 36020

seeing those pics of the US opens just hurts my heart, 

 

they are so damn beautiful, i would rather have those than any of these elephant print 5s  fresh prince 5's n the catwoman DB 5's

 

or anything else coming out that has been announced, im not looking forward to anything..

 

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post #454 of 36020
I know I want them so bad. Resell prices too high.
post #455 of 36020
"It looks like the Air Tech Challenge II will return in style in 2014. After a couple of limited, special edition releases this year, the classic Agassi-associated model will see a wider launch next year, with several OG colorways (or at least variations of them) set to hit retail. And then there’s the Nike Air Tech Challenge II Suede Pack we preview today, a significant departure from the shoe’s usual leather, neon-accented style."

if the lavas, infareds pixels, and tart blues come out pimp.gif
Will dobule up on the lavas again. I kick myself for passing on the tart blues @ outlet price sick.gifmean.gif
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"It looks like the Air Tech Challenge II will return in style in 2014. After a couple of limited, special edition releases this year, the classic Agassi-associated model will see a wider launch next year, with several OG colorways (or at least variations of them) set to hit retail. And then there’s the Nike Air Tech Challenge II Suede Pack we preview today, a significant departure from the shoe’s usual leather, neon-accented style."

if the lavas, infareds pixels, and tart blues come out pimp.gif
Will dobule up on the lavas again. I kick myself for passing on the tart blues @ outlet price sick.gifmean.gif

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"It looks like the Air Tech Challenge II will return in style in 2014. After a couple of limited, special edition releases this year, the classic Agassi-associated model will see a wider launch next year, with several OG colorways (or at least variations of them) set to hit retail. And then there’s the Nike Air Tech Challenge II Suede Pack we preview today, a significant departure from the shoe’s usual leather, neon-accented style."

if the lavas, infareds pixels, and tart blues come out pimp.gif
Will dobule up on the lavas again. I kick myself for passing on the tart blues @ outlet price sick.gifmean.gif

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the nike blog link on the previous page
post #458 of 36020
When you looked though the tennis mags back in the day sole swapping was pretty common back then, I thought because different soles performed better on different surfaces (clay, grass, etc). I imagine it was something along the lines of Andre calling up Nike and saying (hey, last years shoe was better on clay... give me a case of the new shoe with the old soles for the French Open next month).

In fact I believe Mac started wearing the trainers because he had an issue with the soles of a tennis model...
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Give me the OG sole, and while you're at it, this coloroway, or give me nothing!
post #460 of 36020
to say they "dropped the ball" on the agassi line is a gross understatement! mean.gif
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When you looked though the tennis mags back in the day sole swapping was pretty common back then, I thought because different soles performed better on different surfaces (clay, grass, etc). I imagine it was something along the lines of Andre calling up Nike and saying (hey, last years shoe was better on clay... give me a case of the new shoe with the old soles for the French Open next month).

In fact I believe Mac started wearing the trainers because he had an issue with the soles of a tennis model...

 

Yes, it's really no secret that they've been doing this for years... but the main difference IMO was more on the outsole-surface, rather than the outsole+midsole.  Grass needs the pimple-pattern, while clay needs the full-herringbone pattern... but the overall midsole was usually the same or similar.  Not sure about how Andre or the other players preferred the fit of one outsole to another, but the overall pattern (whether it be pimple or herringbone) has been the same over the years, it seems.

 

Not sure about Mac, but there was a story about him having foot problems back in the late 80's.  The guys at Nike brought him a pair of Air Trainer 1's and it instantly worked for him... hence the start of the Mac-AT1 association. 

 

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http://www.nikeblog.com/2013/09/17/nike-air-tech-challenge-ii-hot-lava-two-others-2014/

 

Hmmm... 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II Black/Volt-Pink

Nike Air Tech Challenge II Black/Red-Yellow

 

and...

 

Nike Air Tech Challenge II HOT LAVA

 

But what is up with that outsole!?  And that tongue-tag?  Subtle changes, but from what I'm seeing, the 08-retro was more true to the OG.

What's interesting is that the Wimbledon, US Open & suede versions all used the OG/08-retro outsole... while these, presumably '14-retro has a new outsole.  I wonder why they did that?  

 

No doubt, we'll probably see Andre wear these in some exo next year?  

 

'08 retro.  

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OG
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Keep in mind that these are catalogue pics... final product subject to change.

 

EDIT ~ Come to think of it... those look like GS's... hmmm.


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post #463 of 36020
Good ol' Nike. Wonder if these will come out in GS sizes.
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post #464 of 36020
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Wow what did they do to the lavas?! I'm glad I have several of the 08 pairs. I really hope they don't plan on releasing those like that!
post #465 of 36020

SMH

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Don't even care about the changes.

 

If I can finally get my grails at retail then so be it.

 

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post #467 of 36020
Nikes on a roll...a downhill one. Why make any changes on the lavas?
post #468 of 36020
Another superfacepalm .. but how naive to expect anything else , watch them release the IIIs and IVs as well , completely butchered... and if so, its sayonara Nike .
post #469 of 36020
Blue suedes arent bad. I already have the Hot Lava and Tarts from last retro, all I want Nike to do is release the white/green/blue CW and I'd be happy
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post #470 of 36020
I'm actually surprised the 2014 pairs aren't Vac-Tech or Hyperfuse. laugh.gif

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:lol

 

I really hope those are just samples.

 

How in the entire **** do you get it right in '08, but decide to half-*** it in '14?  

 

If they get it right and the quality is decent, I'm definitely grabbing 2 pairs.  Did the same back in '08 and sold them both like a dummy.  :{:{

 

BTW, expect the beasts to be all over the Lavas.  Thank the Yeezys.  

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Don't even care about the changes.

If I can finally get my grails at retail then so be it.

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Those aren't even close to the grails. That's the problem.
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I'm actually surprised the 2014 pairs aren't Vac-Tech or Hyperfuse. laugh.gif

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I wouldn't have been so :{ had they added a bunch of Hyperfuse, Tape and whatnot!  :lol 

 

But yeah, it's just so bizarre... 

 

Just saything though... the more I look at it, but more I think they're GS's... the shape is just all off, so GS does make sense.

 

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post #474 of 36020
Wouldn't be Nike if they didn't **** up a retro.
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I wouldn't have been so mean.gif  had they added a bunch of Hyperfuse, Tape and whatnot!  laugh.gif  

But yeah, it's just so bizarre... 

Just saything though... the more I look at it, but more I think they're GS's... the shape is just all off, so GS does make sense.

I agree, the shape of the sole definitely looks like a gs size but even that looks bad for a gs.
Edited by KB24strikesagain - 9/17/13 at 11:22am
post #476 of 36020
They look like GS, but I wouldn't be shocked if they did that. I'm more annoyed by the tag on the tongue than the sole.

I thought Agassi was supposed to bring truer retros mean.gif

I have a 08 pair I wore once, and I'd get a pair of these on heavy discount.
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Wouldn't be Nike if they didn't **** up a retro.

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post #477 of 36020
Only one pair for me. Hopefully people dump their 2008 pairs and I will grab one of those instead
post #478 of 36020
Nike just give me these damnit

post #479 of 36020
Still got my 08 lavas. I'll be waiting until these hit 39

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Nike just give me these damnit

 

:lol I scanned this in 2007 and it's still circulating on the Web years later... 

 

Take a hint, Nike. 

 

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