2020 NIKE SB DUNK THREAD_____GRs and QSs added

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Grails that been out a week eh?
I also love people who are know-it-all. Gee, while grail status is generally reserved for more limited shoes, there doesn’t have to be any rhyme or reason for why someone chose a specific pair to be their grails. So, you do you, chums
 
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Can there be levels to a ‘grail’? Grailable grailevels...
I have a good list of pairs I’d like to attain but I would only call one of them a grail.
 
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Can there be levels to a ‘grail’? Grailable grailevels...
I have a good list of pairs I’d like to attain but I would only call one of them a grail.
Yeah, I feel the same way. I have some sneakers I want at the top of my list, but only one I would consider a grail because of how hard it will be to find and own a pair. What's yours? My personal grail is an autographed FTB Kobe 11. I feel like that is totally unattainable now because of obvious reasons and because anybody who has a pair won't be willing to let go of them unless there's some ridiculous offer thrown their way.
 
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GOATS and GRAILS are a completely different level
How u figure? Everytime a basketball player has a great game or does a great move in a game you see people commenting about them being the goat. A rapper comes out with a good song or album... Oh they are the goat.... a new shoe comes out and people commenting grails.... seems the same to me. No judging, just stating people are too liberal with those 2 words..
 

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How u figure? Everytime a basketball player has a great game or does a great move in a game you see people commenting about them being the goat. A rapper comes out with a good song or album... Oh they are the goat.... a new shoe comes out and people commenting grails.... seems the same to me. No judging, just stating people are too liberal with those 2 words..
Misuse of the term....
G.O.A.T. - Greatest Of All Time.
GRAIL - 1: The cup or platter used according to medieval legend by Christ at the Last Supper and thereafter the object of knightly quests. 2 : the object of an extended or difficult quest.

A good game, song or album doesn't make you the goat nor does winning a raffle for shoes recently released constitute as grails.
 
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Both terms are basically just ways to describe how we feel about an item or a person.

If you feel an item brings you the most joy then for sure it can be your grail.

If you feel an individual is the best at their particular profession and the GOAT, that’s totally perfect as well.

The most important thing is that we respect each other and embrace the uniqueness between us.

Hearing stories throughout the years about people’s grails or the significance/impact their GOAT has played in their life is inspiring.

Glad we can all be here to enjoy this hobby and forum.

Always have enjoyed this particular thread and the positivity that perseveres.
 
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Misuse of the term....
G.O.A.T. - Greatest Of All Time.
GRAIL - 1: The cup or platter used according to medieval legend by Christ at the Last Supper and thereafter the object of knightly quests. 2 : the object of an extended or difficult quest.

A good game, song or album doesn't make you the goat nor does winning a raffle for shoes recently released constitute as grails.
That's exactly my point... I'm not comparing the 2, I'm saying they are both words often misused... Those definitions both prove what I was trying to say
 
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I honestly have my “grails” and don’t really have any others, cept maybe og 85 breds.
Lance mountains have been a grail to me ever since exactly 6 years ago this week when they came out (**** twitter link only releases). They were one of my grails on release day, one of my grails 2.5 years later when I finally got them, and still a grail 6 years later now that I have them. I've had other shoes that were grails that I got tired of and sold.

You never heard of love at first sight?
 

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Lance mountains have been a grail to me ever since exactly 6 years ago this week when they came out (**** twitter link only releases). They were one of my grails on release day, one of my grails 2.5 years later when I finally got them, and still a grail 6 years later now that I have them. I've had other shoes that were grails that I got tired of and sold.
You never heard of love at first sight?
Love at first sight, a favorite shoe, and Grails are all different terms, but can interchange at some point.
You can fall out of love.
You can change your favorite shoe preference.
The cup of christ wasn't the "grail" until it became sought after years later. It was just the cup used by christ at the time....
 
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Lance mountains have been a grail to me ever since exactly 6 years ago this week when they came out (**** twitter link only releases). They were one of my grails on release day, one of my grails 2.5 years later when I finally got them, and still a grail 6 years later now that I have them. I've had other shoes that were grails that I got tired of and sold.

You never heard of love at first sight?
Lance mountains are probably two of my all time favorites but to me they were never grails - I guess because I got them at drop time. 6 years, wow crazy
 
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if the quarantine and uprisings have taught me anything, it's that shoes are really unimportant. also pants.
After watching every sneaker store within 3 blocks of my apartment get looted in-person Saturday and Sunday, and seeing just about every Footlocker/DTLR/Snipes in the area being the first places people hit live on TV, it certainly seems like a lot of people out there feel differently...

I'm on the same page as you though. I haven't un-DS'd an new pair in about 5 months, and watching people destroy and partially burn down my immediate neighborhood over material goods really made me re-think my own priorities.
 
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Your grail can be a goat. They’re not mutually exclusively. But I’d think of a grail as something you’ve been wanting/searching for for a while instead of a new release, but that’s just me. My grails at this point are Iowa highs or 99 goldenrods...I’d be out whenever I got my hands on one of those for a non crazy price. Wish I’d pulled the trigger years ago but oh well.
 
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After watching every sneaker store within 3 blocks of my apartment get looted in-person Saturday and Sunday, and seeing just about every Footlocker/DTLR/Snipes in the area being the first places people hit live on TV, it certainly seems like a lot of people out there feel differently...

I'm on the same page as you though. I haven't un-DS'd an new pair in about 5 months, and watching people destroy and partially burn down my immediate neighborhood over material goods really made me re-think my own priorities.
Seeing how the sneaker market is as strong as ever during this quarantine. Sneakers ain’t going anywhere, ever. Now which genre is hot may change but people gonna buy kicks at inflated prices even as the world is burning
 
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Seeing how the sneaker market is as strong as ever during this quarantine. Sneakers ain’t going anywhere, ever. Now which genre is hot may change but people gonna buy kicks at inflated prices even as the world is burning
I’ve sold a dozen pairs since the riots popped off.
Never underestimate the spending habits of Americans.
 
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Grails.. OG White Rayguns
Nike dunk SB Goretex
Paul Brown Blazer Brown/Orange pair
Bisons
Futuras
And my Shanghais back .. Hurts me to this day
And I'm a size 13 sooooo These are just Unpossible.. Yes Un..
 
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