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post #181 of 10505
Damn cats on here sucking Nike/JB hard.

Take your heads out the sand. Adidas is killing it right now. That Boost tech and Bounce tech is somethin' serious.
Edited by KingJay718 - 8/16/16 at 8:15am
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post #182 of 10505
Yea it's true bounce and boost are the best cushion tech in the game but let's keep it to the lebron. Those samples i posted are either soldier 10 samples or Hyperdunk samples. We'll see if this lebron looks like a griffey 2...

Edit: Let's keep it strictly Lebron 14 talk before the thread gets locked yall
post #183 of 10505
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Lillard 2's are dope and look better than all current nike sigs except kobe 11
lmaooo
I've never seen anyone rocking those casually
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Nike b ball can't be rocked casually but adidas b ball can? laugh.gif
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post #185 of 10505
I've seen adidas hoops kicks rocked casually. It can be done. Lillard 2 and CL2016 especially.

But after seeing the wdywt thread, I can see why some NTers would find it difficulty.
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post #186 of 10505
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My man, I hear you on the sock-like uppers. They go with that 'ish because it allows for a seamless construction that costs less. I wish they'd go back to the 90s design methodology too with a proper tongue and designs that had overlays and panels. This seamless, sock-like crap has been going on for too long now, consumers want change.

For some the fit is terrible to hit or miss. I'd like to see. Go back to traditional tongue etc.

For me the 12 and 13 I had to half size down, but beside it was a one piece that top foot pain was argh!!!! And I didn't feel locked in.
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post #187 of 10505
Even ROSHES had a run, means nothing that adidas is "killing it" right now 😴
post #188 of 10505
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Even ROSHES had a run, means nothing that adidas is "killing it" right now 😴

Until they upped the price and started doin" too much with them.
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post #189 of 10505
Lol. I'm actually very happy that the spotlight is now on Adidas, and they are now considered the "cool" sneaker. Makes it much easier for me to get Nikes and Jordans. Always found it annoying that these frail millenials who have never even touched a basketball were always rocking Jordans. Go rock some Yeezys or Boosts kids. At least those shoes were meant for walking around in. Leave the Nikes and Jordans for people who play sports, or at the very least, are sports fans.

As for Lebrons - the 13s were terrible for my feet. Hoping that the 14s are better, and at the very least, a little bit lower.
post #190 of 10505
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Damn cats on here sucking Nike/JB hard.

Take your heads out the sand. Adidas is killing it right now. That Boost tech and Bounce tech is somethin' serious.

This website is called NIKEtalk so why are you surprised?

You're right that boost tech is amazing however, Adidas has yet to show it can sustain it's popularity.. Nike has literally been leading in sales for 30+ years now.
post #191 of 10505
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well that's one shoe that sold well versus a line up of shoes that sell well, both adidas and nike pushed 2 million units their first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year. For a company that has 80% of the market they should not be pushing the same numbers unit wise as company that only has 13% of the market. Adidas is outperforming what they were expected to do which leaves nike having to gamble on hopeful big numbers on holiday sales from jordans. With a company that has as much pull as nike they should be destroying adidas and UA in footwear sales which is not the case unfortunately

How is Nike not destroying Adidas in sales? How many sneakers has Nike sold vs how many has Adidas sold? The majority of people buying sneakers are buying models that most NTers would scoff at-and Nike makes a killing off of selling those shoes.

Please show me actual numbers and not pure opinion.
post #192 of 10505
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This website is called NIKEtalk so why are you surprised?

You're right that boost tech is amazing however, Adidas has yet to show it can sustain it's popularity.. Nike has literally been leading in sales for 30+ years now.


Far from surprised. Ive been on NT for 15 years.

Just stating the obvious. I love all brands and I have no affiliations with any. But I'm not not gonna just act like the standard in foot wear and athletics isn't getting some competition from the other brands that are putting out exceptional products.

Even though I train in Nike footwear. I wear UA clothing because their gear is more durable and quite honestly does better as far as moisture wicking and one to one feel.


Nike has been doing this a long time. We know this.
Edited by KingJay718 - 8/16/16 at 9:03am
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post #193 of 10505
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Lol. I'm actually very happy that the spotlight is now on Adidas, and they are now considered the "cool" sneaker. Makes it much easier for me to get Nikes and Jordans. Always found it annoying that these frail millenials who have never even touched a basketball were always rocking Jordans. Go rock some Yeezys or Boosts kids. At least those shoes were meant for walking around in. Leave the Nikes and Jordans for people who play sports, or at the very least, are sports fans.

As for Lebrons - the 13s were terrible for my feet. Hoping that the 14s are better, and at the very least, a little bit lower.

This. Hence why it's great that there's Competition. If you want an Air Jordan V or XIV, you can still get a pair now without hassle because not everyone is in the same lane.

Last pair of Adidas I've owned was the OG TMac 2 in 2002. Last Adidas I had a hard on for was the Gil Zero 1 and T-Mac 6. But that's changed now with the this D Rose 5 and now CL2016 and the yet to be unveiled Harden 1.
Edited by KingJay718 - 8/16/16 at 9:01am
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post #194 of 10505
But if this LeBron 14 has some Griffey 2 DNA, I'm in.

I just couldn't fall completely in love with the 12 and 13 like I did the 10 and 11. That one piece sock lite fit did not work for me and them posite pieces on the 13 bothered my feel.

Hopefully with a reduced price means less gimmicks.
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post #195 of 10505
I love how ppl blindly follow the nike brand lol...they lower prices of the KD,kobe and Bron sig shoes because they were sellong at that price picepoint. Why would they not sell if they were the best? Becsuse yhey werent the best. Adidas and UA took huge steps in tech and offered it ay a much lower price.

Nike was getting away with selling garbage at a premium price and its because of the ppl in this thread who blondly follow nike nit paying attention to the rest of the market. I admit i love the kobe xi and KD9 but the CLB2016 is amazing as well as the rose 6 and 7 and all of those come in at a cheaper pricepoint. The lillard 2 was easily the best bang for buck.

Nike has stepping their game up since they have noticed addias and UA are really taking a chuck out of the nike percentage market
post #196 of 10505
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As far as casual wear goes, don't Jordan Brand retros kill Adidas in sales?

If I'm Nike, do I really want my brand known primarily for suspect quality Jordan reissues? New, innovative product is key for relevancy.
post #197 of 10505
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If I'm Nike, do I really want my brand known primarily for suspect quality Jordan reissues? New, innovative product is key for relevancy.

The last I checked there were some quality retros and some not so quality retros.. It's hard to keep consistent quality product when you're selling literally millions of $190 shoes every quarter. When people slow down purchasing retros, maybe this will change but, quite simply it hasn't-in fact retro sales are the one area where Nike has seen quite a lot of recent growth (unlike areas like Nike basketball where it hasn't).

100 years from now people will still wear Retro Jordans, just like how people still wear Chuck Taylor All Stars which were designed 100 years ago (this was also technically the 1st retro model from any brand).
post #198 of 10505
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well that's one shoe that sold well versus a line up of shoes that sell well, both adidas and nike pushed 2 million units their first quarter of the 2016 fiscal year. For a company that has 80% of the market they should not be pushing the same numbers unit wise as company that only has 13% of the market. Adidas is outperforming what they were expected to do which leaves nike having to gamble on hopeful big numbers on holiday sales from jordans. With a company that has as much pull as nike they should be destroying adidas and UA in footwear sales which is not the case unfortunately

How is Nike not destroying Adidas in sales? How many sneakers has Nike sold vs how many has Adidas sold? The majority of people buying sneakers are buying models that most NTers would scoff at-and Nike makes a killing off of selling those shoes.

Please show me actual numbers and not pure opinion.
i just put the units sold in the post if you read it, both companies sold 2 million units in the first quarter for footwear across the board, nike makes a killing on clothing, equipment, and accessories. I'm done with this topic as this thread is about the Lebron 14, im just hoping we get a good sneaker this time around
post #199 of 10505
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no one will be disappointed with the 14.

i guarantee it.

this post reminds me of the lbj 6, all the "in the know folks" said they were really dope. then the og lbj 6 gets scrapped (they weren't all that), and the released 6 were only ok.
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post #200 of 10505

Nike better leak some photos soon or else..

 

 

post #201 of 10505
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I love how ppl blindly follow the nike brand lol...they lower prices of the KD,kobe and Bron sig shoes because they were sellong at that price picepoint. Why would they not sell if they were the best? Becsuse yhey werent the best. Adidas and UA took huge steps in tech and offered it ay a much lower price.

Nike was getting away with selling garbage at a premium price and its because of the ppl in this thread who blondly follow nike nit paying attention to the rest of the market. I admit i love the kobe xi and KD9 but the CLB2016 is amazing as well as the rose 6 and 7 and all of those come in at a cheaper pricepoint. The lillard 2 was easily the best bang for buck.

Nike has stepping their game up since they have noticed addias and UA are really taking a chuck out of the nike percentage market

And I love how people blindly follow Kanye and hypebeasts. Boost is nice, but no one was paying attention to Adidas before Kanye signed with them. Boost has been around since 2012, but no one paid any attention to it. Pure Boosts were on clearance for $20 at Footlocker at one point. Everyone was dogging adidas basketball thanks to D-Rose's constant knee injuries too. But then Kanye signs with adidas, builds the hype, and then releases Boost mixed in with Primeknit, (basically a rip-off of Flyknit) and now Adidas is great? Lol. Ok.

I'm happy there's competition though. It's caused Nike to lower their prices. However, if I'm choosing equipment to work out in/play in, I'll gladly take Nike all day, every day, twice on Sunday.
post #202 of 10505
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And I love how people blindly follow Kanye and hypebeasts. Boost is nice, but no one was paying attention to Adidas before Kanye signed with them. Boost has been around since 2012, but no one paid any attention to it. Pure Boosts were on clearance for $20 at Footlocker at one point. Everyone was dogging adidas basketball thanks to D-Rose's constant knee injuries too. But then Kanye signs with adidas, builds the hype, and then releases Boost mixed in with Primeknit, (basically a rip-off of Flyknit) and now Adidas is great? Lol. Ok.

I'm happy there's competition though. It's caused Nike to lower their prices. However, if I'm choosing equipment to work out in/play in, I'll gladly take Nike all day, every day, twice on Sunday.

This. Adidas is riding a wave. Sustainability is questionable. The "threat" is is more of a wake up call to Nike that they can't pull off just anything anymore due to the perception of brand loyalty. Its that other brands have finally done something with the opportunities that Nike has afforded them by their own shortcomings.
post #203 of 10505
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And I love how people blindly follow Kanye and hypebeasts. Boost is nice, but no one was paying attention to Adidas before Kanye signed with them. Boost has been around since 2012, but no one paid any attention to it. Pure Boosts were on clearance for $20 at Footlocker at one point. Everyone was dogging adidas basketball thanks to D-Rose's constant knee injuries too. But then Kanye signs with adidas, builds the hype, and then releases Boost mixed in with Primeknit, (basically a rip-off of Flyknit) and now Adidas is great? Lol. Ok.

Was gonna stay out of this, but you're 100% correct

 

 

i mess with all brands that's why i stay out of these arguments, but i've never seen so many people cape for adidas like how they are now

 

 

the adidas eqt basketball was my shoe back in the day :smokin

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post #204 of 10505
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And I love how people blindly follow Kanye and hypebeasts. Boost is nice, but no one was paying attention to Adidas before Kanye signed with them. Boost has been around since 2012, but no one paid any attention to it. Pure Boosts were on clearance for $20 at Footlocker at one point. Everyone was dogging adidas basketball thanks to D-Rose's constant knee injuries too. But then Kanye signs with adidas, builds the hype, and then releases Boost mixed in with Primeknit, (basically a rip-off of Flyknit) and now Adidas is great? Lol. Ok.
Was gonna stay out of this, but you're 100% correct


i mess with all brands that's why i stay out of these arguments, but i've never seen so many people cape for adidas like how they are now


the adidas eqt basketball was my shoe back in the day smokin.gif
Martin luther king joints from way back with the clear sides and the mlk socks is sill my fave pair of eqts lol
post #205 of 10505
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Was gonna stay out of this, but you're 100% correct


i mess with all brands that's why i stay out of these arguments, but i've never seen so many people cape for adidas like how they are now


the adidas eqt basketball was my shoe back in the day smokin.gif

This is also Nike's fault though-they became complacent and some of the designs of their most expensive flagship shoes were really bad (Kobe 10, KD 8 and Lebron 13 immediately come to mind). None of these sneakers were exciting at all and are all ultimately forgettable.

Also, Boost has been around for a few years now and Nike literally has no tech to compete with it. They just keep repackaging Zoom and Lunar and reselling it for some reason.
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Was gonna stay out of this, but you're 100% correct


i mess with all brands that's why i stay out of these arguments, but i've never seen so many people cape for adidas like how they are now


the adidas eqt basketball was my shoe back in the day smokin.gif

This is also Nike's fault though-they became complacent and some of the designs of their most expensive flagship shoes were really bad (Kobe 10, KD 8 and Lebron 13 immediately come to mind). None of these sneakers were exciting at all and are all ultimately forgettable.

Also, Boost has been around for a few years now and Nike literally has no tech to compete with it. They just keep repackaging Zoom and Lunar and reselling it for some reason.
The Max-Zoom tech was amazing, the problem was nike perfected it on rhe Lebron X and immediately dropped the tech on their next model. Nike flips through designs like crazy and that's another problem. Build off what made the previous shoe good and add better tech to it ie. Air Jordan 1-xx3
post #207 of 10505
Jason Petrie doing the 14?
Edited by KingJay718 - 8/16/16 at 1:50pm
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post #208 of 10505
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Also, Boost has been around for a few years now and Nike literally has no tech to compete with it. They just keep repackaging Zoom and Lunar and reselling it for some reason.

They don't need to do anything because Zoom and Lunar work. If it ain't broke, then don't fix it. As for new tech - well, Nike has introduced Flywire, Hyperfuse, Flyknit, 360 Air Max over the years, and soon enough, VaporMax.

Adidas? Well, they're paying NASA for Boost material, plus they had to poach 3 designers from Nike. That's all you really need to know about weak their R&D department is. Don't even get me started on their QA. The durability of the 1st generation of Ultra Boosts was laughable. The sole would be worn down after a few runs. Laughable, considering that Adidas marketed them as the "greatest running shoe". Did anyone at Adidas even try wear-testing these before they released? How did they not catch the fact that the outsole would wear down in as little as 30 miles of running? It wasn't until after complaints from several customers did they realize that this was a problem, and thankfully, fixed them in their second generation. But again, these things probably won't matter to 95% of the beasts, since the only thing they use their shoes for is stunting at the mall or hunting for likes on their IG feeds.
post #209 of 10505
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They don't need to do anything because Zoom and Lunar work. If it ain't broke, then don't fix it. As for new tech - well, Nike has introduced Flywire, Hyperfuse, Flyknit, 360 Air Max over the years, and soon enough, VaporMax.

Adidas? Well, they're paying NASA for Boost material, plus they had to poach 3 designers from Nike. That's all you really need to know about weak their R&D department is. Don't even get me started on their QA. The durability of the 1st generation of Ultra Boosts was laughable. The sole would be worn down after a few runs. Laughable, considering that Adidas marketed them as the "greatest running shoe". Did anyone at Adidas even try wear-testing these before they released? How did they not catch the fact that the outsole would wear down in as little as 30 miles of running? It wasn't until after complaints from several customers did they realize that this was a problem, and thankfully, fixed them in their second generation. But again, these things probably won't matter to 95% of the beasts, since the only thing they use their shoes for is stunting at the mall or hunting for likes on their IG feeds.

Literally none of that tech feels as comfortable as Boost though-what Nike tech actually does?
post #210 of 10505

Hurry up and leak 14 

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