- Joined Feb 15, 2000
Interesting info. Thank you for sharing.Originally Posted by mt3130
i bet they are releasing the version that players get. if any of you have seen the hyperdunks, the shank plate doesnt wrap up under the heel and outside of the midfoot like it does in sample pictures. they also made the heel counter out of carbon fiber on these, added full-length zoom, a nike sphere lining, and i'm willing to bet they used actual flywire on them...like the kind they hyped up made out of vectran instead of the braided nylon that the public gets now.
the shoe will look the same but probably be a much better performing shoe. with that said, theres no way in hell i would spend 200 bucks on a pair of shoes i'm gonna play ball in. especially not nike shoes, which tend to have a shelf life of 6-8 weeks for me.
nike tries to do this every few years because soccer players are stupid enough to pay absurd prices for performance shoes. the problem is as soon as you raise the price ceiling, the shoes not labeled "elite" get worse and worse with each new model. with soccer, the vapor cleats are a perfect example. 200 bucks used to get you a performance monster, but as soon as they dropped that vapor "elite" (which is essentially the exact same shoe, but lighter) and saw people were willing to pay 400 for the same damn shoe they completely stripped all of the carbon fiber out of the shoe, started using cheap insoles, and made the shoe bulkier to create value for the "elite" model. now from nike soccer what you get for $400 is what you used to get for $200, what you get for $200 is what you get for $100, and so on down the line.
you guys better hope these shoes don't sell well, because if they do, the days of getting performance shoes for $100 dollars are long gone.