Jordan 11 Low Snakeskin - April 19th 2019

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  1. sneakerholik

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    Looking like these are going to be 1st come 1st served around Chicago. I’m usually off Saturday’s but the 1 time I want a pair that drops on Saturday I’m working. Guess I’ll try SNKRS app while at work and chance getting a pair with imperfections.
     
  2. reverendsneaker

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    I’ll grab the bones Saturday, having a $20 winner circle will help justify the price
     
  3. sneakerholik

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    Finishline don’t BS you on discounts on 11’s like all other foot stores?
     
  4. Koncrete Kickz

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    I’m not waiting for a disco on da bones... Day one pick up
     
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  5. rooster

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    As far as I know FNL has no restrictions on winners circle rewards
    You can use them on anything even new releases
     
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  6. No restrictions on anything friend, I’ve never had an issue with winners circles on anything. Even used on the concords
     
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  7. rainking

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    Welp, today I wore my Baron lows for the first time in probably almost a year. Barely walked outside in them and ... the dreaded squeaking appeared from nowhere in the left shoe. Took the insole out to confirm and, yup, made no difference. Just like with my emerald lows, the issue is inside the midsole, as if the airbag becomes unglued from the foam and then makes squeaking/almost burping noises as a result. I know from my experience trying to return my emeralds to Nike under the manufacturing-flaw policy that they won't take these back. SMFH, I am so goddamn sick and tired of this issue on 11s. I don't think I wore the barons 10 times prior to today.
    If this happens on my navys, I'm going to lose my mind. Let alone on my still barely worn Concords. It depresses the **** out of me because 11s are probably my favorite Jordan. I will say, the newer 11s feel stiffer underfoot and not as squishy in the cushioning as the emeralds or Barons did, though that might just be a result of them now using the polyurethane insoles. I'm hoping, though, that they changed something in the construction and that this might make the squeaking problem less likely. As it is, these Barons are now getting donated to Good Will because I will not wear squeaking shoes, it drives me effing nuts. SMFH :stoneface:
     
  8. What was the reason Nike gave you that they wouldn't take them back?
     
  9. rainking

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    They kept saying they don’t count noises as defects. I sent them back twice with explanations that someone would have to put the shoe on to know something was wrong but it seemed like they just looked at them visually.
     
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  10. KanyIZZY

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    Bet they would've taken it back if it weren't a retro.. they like to play those games with any of their non performance based shoes. If it's lifestyle they have slightly different return policies.. Anyway, looking forward to these on disco. Let's hope they dont sell out on Saturday.
     
  11. They are bozos. That is certainly a defect. People don't want to walk around with a squeak. :smh:
     
  12. rainking

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    It's outrageous, honestly. The first time, I sent them in with the form filled out. They emailed me and said after reviewing them, there was nothing wrong and sent them back to me. I called Nike customer service and explained it all, and the nice girl had me send them back again. This time I wrote a more detailed letter. And then I got an email from someone claiming she had overseen the inspection and my complaint didn't qualify under their policy. I was livid.
    The thing about it is, yes it's the money, but even more so, I don't want a refund, I want to wear the damn shoes. I'm actually semi-stressed about my Navys now, and my stockpile of Concords.
    The wild **** about the Barons is, I threw them on, on a whim, hit the pavement and almost immediately thought to myself, I wonder when these will start squeaking, I can definitely feel how much squishier they are than the recent releases. Again, that might just be the insoles. Then I thought, dude, stop it, you just got a bad pair of emeralds. And somehow, not 500 steps later, I took one more step and my left shoe ... I could almost feel it before I heard it. Twenty more steps, I really started listening and it was full-on with the noises at that point. It was wild, almost like I willed it into happening LOL
    I know @maxmaxjordan23 or someone else posted a while a back that they beat one or two pairs of new Concords into the ground playing ball in them, and said they didn't squeak. I hope that bodes well for the latest releases including the Navys, but I'm definitely concerned about it at this point :lol:
     
  13. slaughterx

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    I honestly only think it a problem with the lows specifically... I only have that problem with my IEs (and Vachetta 12s)
     
  14. rainking

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    I hear you but that makes no sense. Are they using a different sole construction on the lows compared to the mids? I dunno, maybe there is something to that. The thing that really gets me is, I bought several pairs of the first black/red IE low retro all the way back in 2003 and they all started squeaking. Sixteen years later, this is still an issue? My OG black/red 11s, I can still wear around the house and they don't make a sound.
    I just want to rock my 11s. But I won't put up with squeaking shoes. So stupid.
     
  15. slaughterx

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    Have you tried the baby powder thing?
     
  16. nuclear1990

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    My first pair of the white/red IEs from 2 years ago squeaked. Swapped them out and second pair has started too.

    I don't notice it until the shoe gets "hot" after walking or wearing them for a short bit. It's like the heat from my foot warms up the footbed causing the bags to come loose and squeak when you move.
     
  17. My baron 11 squeaks... dont like it at all... I rarely wear them cause of it.
     
  18. illmaticant

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    Pretty sure my 01 Columbia’s squeaked, my 72-10s squeak and even my Futures(with the 11 mid sole) squeaked. It’s the mid sole.
     
  19. atdizzle

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    i would have hit the person with "whats your definition of 'overseeing' the process? did any1 put them on to replicate my issue? it literally takes putting on 1 shoe and taking 2-3 steps to verify. or did yall just put yall minds together collectively and decided that youre going to try to detect a squeaking SOUND issue with your eyes?"

    thats like me taking my car to the shop because its making a weird noise that its never supposed to make when im driving, and the repair place calls me back and tells me theres no issue because they looked at the car from the outside without turning it on and it looks in good shape.
     
  20. Did the OGs squeak?
     
  21. checks mcgee

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    why does my SNKRS app say light bone is sold out

    they dropped already?????
     
  22. nuclear1990

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    The Futures squeak because of the insole not being glued down. The insole moves slightly when you walk and the liner material used on the shoe combined with sweat generated by your foot makes the noise.

    I noticed my pair had started squeaking. Put a different set of insoles in that are completely flat with no heelcup. Instantly fixed it.
     
  23. rainking

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    I didn't bother because with both the emeralds and now the Barons, removing the midsole and then putting them on made no difference. The sound isn't from a rubbing insole, the problem is INSIDE the midsole. I don't see how baby powder lying on top of it is going to make a difference.

    That's what my 2003 IEs were like. They'd be fine when I put them on, but within a few minutes of wearing them the squeaking would start. Then the next time, the same thing would happen. I didn't know about the baby powder trick back then, it might have worked in that case. But it's ridiculous this is even a thing, let alone a common thing, especially after all of these years.

    That's why I'm just donating my pair of Barons. I'll never want to wear them again because it.

    OH, believe me, I tried. The problem is, the email I got back came from an automated, generic Nike Returns address, not actually from the woman whose explanation was included in the email. I did hit reply to it, and essentially sent back a nasty note explaining they were wrong and clearly didn't try on the shoes to see the problem, and then I blasted them for treating me this way. I said, I'm not some 16-year-old kid or some clown trying to game their returns policy, look at my purchase history and how many times in the past 15 years I've returned anything compared to the thousands and thousands of dollars I've spent with NDC alone, let alone other authorized Nike retailers. Not surprisingly, I never got another reply. They've probably got me on some blacklist now for the next time I need to return something for a defect, even if it's a legit defect under their official policy :rofl:
     
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  24. slaughterx

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    ****, can't hurt to try if you're going to give em away anyway.
     
  25. calye2da

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    Pink snake skins came in yesterday. They’re so :nthat: in person. Feel like my pics aren’t really doing these justice. Hopefully I get to pull these out sometime this spring/summer.

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