Eggplant Carbonfiber Separation

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Hello, i was reading forum rules and debating whether to post this here or general forum, but i took a look at general forum and i see nothing about sneakers so i decided to post here instead.  If this isnt allowed, please lock and delete.  This is a pair of 2010 eggplant foam that i bought on 3/06/10, and after playing ball in it around 7 times, i found the carbon fiber separating.  I was wondering if this is covered under the nike warranty that i have heard about, and if it is who should i be contacting for help?  If its not covered, then i guess i will just take the $200 loss
 

bigj505

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call the nike 1800 number and ask the same questions u asked on here.
im sure u can send them back for a 200 voucher.
nike shoes have a 2 yr warranty as long as the shoes are still deemed wearable i believe.
 
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Originally Posted by bigj505

call the nike 1800 number and ask the same questions u asked on here.
im sure u can send them back for a 200 voucher.
nike shoes have a 2 yr warranty as long as the shoes are still deemed wearable i believe.
Ok, i will try that.  Also wondering are JB shoes covered under the same warranty?
 

bigj505

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Originally Posted by Twinsnyc

Yes all Nike's. I know back in the day it was a 3 year warranty, is it 2 now?
im fuzzy on the details of the warranty so ur probably right. i thought it was 2 yrs tho but i am by no means sure.
 
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Damn! I'm about to start ballin in my 2010's when my ankle heals up, I really hope I don't run into the same situation. Good luck with that, what a shame. I would be upset.
 
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2 year from date of manufacture warranty limit (at least here in Canada). They put that on us after people started trying to return realllly older models, I guess.

It is a product with a predictable lifespan, after all.

Go make the call to Nike & as these are pretty much everywhere you are probably going to get a replacement pair unless you opt for a voucher instead
 
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Separation of the fiber plate from the shoe is a common problem with Foamposites. Send them back to nike.
 
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I reported this same issue in the original Eggplant Foams thread and dudes were dissin' me. I saw this on a display pair at Foolocker and decided not to cop. Looks like it was stuck on with some cheap adhesive.
 
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this happened to a pair of mine when i balled in them, some epoxy glue + a carpenters clamp(for constant pressure) put it right back in place and it never came off again


....or u can send 'em back for a voucher and cop another pair if/when they go on sale
 
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Originally Posted by eddo1005



Hello, i was reading forum rules and debating whether to post this here or general forum, but i took a look at general forum and i see nothing about sneakers so i decided to post here instead.  If this isnt allowed, please lock and delete.  This is a pair of 2010 eggplant foam that i bought on 3/06/10, and after playing ball in it around 7 times, i found the carbon fiber separating.  I was wondering if this is covered under the nike warranty that i have heard about, and if it is who should i be contacting for help?  If its not covered, then i guess i will just take the $200 loss
He Has Already Balled In Em Tho... Wear & Tear. So I Doubt If They Will Give You A Full Re-Fund. But If They Do Then Thats A Good Look. Foams Are Durable Tho. So If Nike Doesnt Do Anything Then Jus Try Fixing Them Yourself.

  
 
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mailed them back today. Contemplating sending my space jam back too, although they were purchased oversea. Dont know if that affects anything? But I can imagine, best i would get is a voucher for them......since i cant imagine these being in stock anywhere in the US, at least not with Nike.
 

bigj505

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Rod301 - u should really invest some time into the word "warranty"
there is a certain amount of wear a shoe must have before it is considered normal wear and tear. a separated carbon fiber plate after a few wears is definitely a warranty issue.
 
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Just a thought, these are retros. Meaning that these are mainly intended for casual wear. I don't think that Nike would consider them to be built with the newest shoe technology to be played in now. I know foams last a looooong time, but for casual wear. I had a pair for 7 years before they crapped out and I still have one pair. I am aware that how much wear and tear you put in them only playing in 7 games (could be a good quality 7 games, lol). I hope you get the refund, but keep in mind they are casual. As a side note, I personally wouldn't ball these, they feel like bricks on my feet.
 
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To answer some questions:

1. All Nike shoes were covered for 3 years after production date until about 3-4 years ago.

2. Nike's are now covered for 2 years after the earliest production date on the tag.

3. You must send them back with a claim number on the box, inside the box, and (preferably) a description of the defect.

4. Every shoe I've sent back for basketball use that popped or bottomed out was accepted and a voucher for MSRP was given.

5. I believe this voucher can be used only at NDC and not at the outlets, but I could be wrong.

6. All of this information can be found on the Nike Website or by calling their customer service.
 
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Originally Posted by Mayhemgatz

this happened to a pair of mine when i balled in them, some epoxy glue + a carpenters clamp(for constant pressure) put it right back in place and it never came off again
I need to do this to my black foam pros 
 

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my 2009 pair has the carbon fiber seperating at the forefoot and the heel...it makes the sole bubble up where it pushes it
 
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