09 or 11 TB III

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What up Niketalk. Longtime lurker & finally decided to join! I got 3 pairs of the wht/red/cement IIIs when they came out in Feb & 3 pairs of the true blues back in June. The mid soles for both my first pairs worn started cracking up right away. The reds took about 12 "wears" & the true blues took 2. The same area too, right shoe on the back heel (the white portion). The true blues cracked up really bad. Needless to say, I'm pissed. I can't believe a company like nike (which is supposed to be the leader in the industry by a long shot) would allow this to keep happening in each of the years they've released the IIIs. Is the big swoosh doing anything else over in beaverton other than counting our money, designing wack hybrids, & playing angry birds?
 
25,831
15,054
Joined Jul 30, 2011
What up Niketalk. Longtime lurker & finally decided to join! I got 3 pairs of the wht/red/cement IIIs when they came out in Feb & 3 pairs of the true blues back in June. The mid soles for both my first pairs worn started cracking up right away. The reds took about 12 "wears" & the true blues took 2. The same area too, right shoe on the back heel (the white portion). The true blues cracked up really bad. Needless to say, I'm pissed. I can't believe a company like nike (which is supposed to be the leader in the industry by a long shot) would allow this to keep happening in each of the years they've released the IIIs. Is the big swoosh doing anything else over in beaverton other than counting our money, designing wack hybrids, & playing angry birds?
 
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Joined Jul 30, 2011
I just posted these in the restorations thread...

My June 2011 TBIIIs after only wearing them two times...


After I restored them using Angelus paint & acrylic finisher. But they cracked up a second time so had to paint again....



The 2011 February Red/Cement Greys after 12 "wears"


After fixing them up.

I'll get the occasional Air Max 1s or SBs here in there but no more Js for me. The quality of Js are straight up terrible... To think I got three pairs of each...
 
25,831
15,054
Joined Jul 30, 2011
I just posted these in the restorations thread...

My June 2011 TBIIIs after only wearing them two times...


After I restored them using Angelus paint & acrylic finisher. But they cracked up a second time so had to paint again....



The 2011 February Red/Cement Greys after 12 "wears"


After fixing them up.

I'll get the occasional Air Max 1s or SBs here in there but no more Js for me. The quality of Js are straight up terrible... To think I got three pairs of each...
 
435
10
Joined Jul 31, 2011
They both have flaws, just depends on what youre worried about more. (cracking/creasing/etc.)
 
435
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Joined Jul 31, 2011
They both have flaws, just depends on what youre worried about more. (cracking/creasing/etc.)
 
1,724
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Joined Aug 4, 2007
I think that you would have to be lucky to get a decent pair of either releases. The materials JB used for them were terrible.
 
1,724
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Joined Aug 4, 2007
I think that you would have to be lucky to get a decent pair of either releases. The materials JB used for them were terrible.
 

lyl

formerly oldsoie
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Joined Jul 6, 2010
I have both pairs and personally, I think the 09's are better in all aspects. The main reason I'd go for the 09's is the shape of the toebox. The 2011's seem to have a more triangular toebox shape. The 09's have a more rounded toebox shape.
 

lyl

formerly oldsoie
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544
Joined Jul 6, 2010
I have both pairs and personally, I think the 09's are better in all aspects. The main reason I'd go for the 09's is the shape of the toebox. The 2011's seem to have a more triangular toebox shape. The 09's have a more rounded toebox shape.
 
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Joined Mar 4, 2010
My '09s were real bad... so go for them 2011 joints. Beat 'em to death, then cop the next retro... That's what JB wants you to do.
 
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Joined Mar 4, 2010
My '09s were real bad... so go for them 2011 joints. Beat 'em to death, then cop the next retro... That's what JB wants you to do.
 
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Joined Jun 16, 2011
I havent seen any midsole paint chipping on the new ones. That was a problem for the older ones. SO i would take the 11's also because they have the og looking box.
 
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Joined Jun 16, 2011
I havent seen any midsole paint chipping on the new ones. That was a problem for the older ones. SO i would take the 11's also because they have the og looking box.
 
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