nike air native n(seven): exclusively for native americans?

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so i assume flightposites, foamposites, and jordans are for african americans?

thoughts? discuss...
 
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I guess I am not surprised that someone is going after such a specialized, but large and generally ignored market. But I do find it interesting that they needed a shoe designed especially for Native Americans. I glanced at the press release and the product page, but I didn't see any real reason as to its necessity.
 
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Quote:[hr][/hr]so i assume flightposites, foamposites, and jordans are for african americans?[hr][/hr]
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What? No feathers? No peace pipes?

I know there has to be a Chief Sitting Bull Dunk SB in the making...

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Hey'ya'ya'ya......

I could actually probably go to heIl for those remarks.

God, I don't mean them.

Just having my weekly display of ignorance.


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Quote:[hr][/hr]What? No feathers? No peace pipes?[hr][/hr]
does have a feather pattern on the insole. I guess they couldn't pry away the license for "Chief Wahoo."

"True Native Fit?" You've gotta be kidding me. That's like an ad for the Ray Fong Adidas saying, "Now With TRUE ASIAN FIT!"

How freaking patronizing is this? This is just a blind, ham-handed agglomeration of random focus group data and stereotype.

The conflation of all American Indian nations and cultures is as sickening as it is ubiquitous.

The concept of seventh generation sustainability isn't some generic, universally held mysticism endemic to all American Indians. It was an actual law of the Six Nation Confederacy, which included the Mohawks, Oneidas, Cayugas, Senecas, and Tuscaroras. The Six Nation Confederacy, by the way, was almost certainly the primary inspiration behind this government's representative democracy, three branched government, system of checks and balances, and bicameral legislature.

Seriously, it's like claiming there's ONE European culture and everyone in Europe wears clogs and berets, drinks vodka, dances the Polka, lives in Gothic cathedrals, and loves pasta.
 
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with them? or a select few...


lets put EOH, DC Shoe Don, ILoveHipHop, DCShoeChick, Rudolph, and yourself together to collectively create a unique shoe for the African American culture...

..and lets say its done because AA usually have high blood pressure and put hot sauce on just about everything (DC? Mambo Sauce)
 
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I only scored a 950 on my S.A.T., so I really don't understand what Meth said.

But I nodded my head when I finished reading...
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Point taken. We could talk about how it's a demeaning, soulless byproduct of committee thinking, but it's just easier to post this:

 
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Meth. you win after that joint...

or this...

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See, I think Ghettoopoly was designed for racists/ignorant fools.

On the other hand, companies actually think that using patronizing, condescending, and mocking product names like "Jimmie Hatz" or, say, "Jumpman 4 Shizzle" are relevant and exciting to their consumers.

It's like your 50 year old mother trying to sound "cool" when talking to your friends.

They just don't get it, and that they actually think this sort of thing IS relevant only further demonstrates the depths of their ignorance.





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i thought this was a joke on jimmy kimmel :lol:
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Bypassing all the joking (but also truthful) remarks...

This REALLY does not sit well with me, especially for consumers who will just take that ad for word and face value and keep it moving.

As much as NIKE thinksand advertise it that way, it always[hr][/hr]
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being part native american im not sure how i feel about this, im sure it will help some people but the approach isn't right.
 
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Actually they researched and met with a bunch of different tribes and got different measurements because Native Americans have a much wider forefoot than the average person.

I really don't think it was meant to stir up controversy.

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Quote:[hr][/hr]"True Native Fit?" You've gotta be kidding me.[hr][/hr]


It sounds a little strange to me as well but have you heard feedback directly from who the shoe is being marketed to? I see Nike's stated intentions in their news release and while it's usually assumed that every corporation has ulterior motives I'm hard pressed in this case to see what they might be, am I not looking hard enough?

Quote:[hr][/hr]On the other hand, companies actually think that using patronizing, condescending, and mocking product names like "Jimmie Hatz" or, say, "Jumpman 4 Shizzle" are relevant and exciting to their consumers. [hr][/hr]
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lol. i cant believe bammas really care. nike is trying to mske $$$$ and thats it
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