Wear Your Shoes!!!!

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Joined Sep 15, 2000
What's good everybody? I've been member of Niketalk for a minute. I'm not sure if this is the right forum because I rarely post or reply. I've heard people's horror stories about collecting sneakers and I must say for the first time I've witnessed it today. I wore some Nike Air Flight 89's that have been deadstock for about 10 years or more and they completely fell apart. I've been collecting since 1999 and this is the first pair to ever do this. Needless to say I was pissed. Collecting became a habit that has been hard to break. I spent 10 years in the military and wore combat boots five days a week so I was unable to wear everything I bought so stuff just accumulated. I definitely agree with the people that say "wear everything"! I know nothing last forever but to see your hard earned money just crumple away is disappointing homie. Now I'm sitting here looking at two deadstock pairs of Air Jordan XI Concords that I bought from Finishline back on 10/25/2000 wondering if this will be the same result. Hopefully this helps at least one person.......
 
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Joined Sep 15, 2000
What's good everybody? I've been member of Niketalk for a minute. I'm not sure if this is the right forum because I rarely post or reply. I've heard people's horror stories about collecting sneakers and I must say for the first time I've witnessed it today. I wore some Nike Air Flight 89's that have been deadstock for about 10 years or more and they completely fell apart. I've been collecting since 1999 and this is the first pair to ever do this. Needless to say I was pissed. Collecting became a habit that has been hard to break. I spent 10 years in the military and wore combat boots five days a week so I was unable to wear everything I bought so stuff just accumulated. I definitely agree with the people that say "wear everything"! I know nothing last forever but to see your hard earned money just crumple away is disappointing homie. Now I'm sitting here looking at two deadstock pairs of Air Jordan XI Concords that I bought from Finishline back on 10/25/2000 wondering if this will be the same result. Hopefully this helps at least one person.......
 
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Joined Dec 5, 2010
I am in the Army and can relate to you!!! I tries to wear my shoes so that they will not crumble and remain pliable. I had og Bred 12s and they separated on me when I wore them...
 
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Joined Dec 5, 2010
I am in the Army and can relate to you!!! I tries to wear my shoes so that they will not crumble and remain pliable. I had og Bred 12s and they separated on me when I wore them...
 
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Joined Sep 15, 2000
Yeah you are right. To each his own. After talking to Nike Consumer Affairs and learning that under the right conditions (storage, temperature, etc...) your shoes are likely to last 6 to 7 years at best deadstock.......you learn the hard way.
 
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Joined Sep 15, 2000
Yeah you are right. To each his own. After talking to Nike Consumer Affairs and learning that under the right conditions (storage, temperature, etc...) your shoes are likely to last 6 to 7 years at best deadstock.......you learn the hard way.
 
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Joined Nov 19, 2010
a quote from BugginOutIVs of ISS:

Buy what you like, if you wanna wear it, wear it. If you wanna stock it, stock it. The sneaker game is all about what you want it to be, make it your own. Never follow in anyone elses footsteps, and please god dont buy something just because its limited and if you're in it for the money, then get out. I hope everyone has as much fun that i've had on their journeys, it is to be enjoyed.
 
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Joined Nov 19, 2010
a quote from BugginOutIVs of ISS:

Buy what you like, if you wanna wear it, wear it. If you wanna stock it, stock it. The sneaker game is all about what you want it to be, make it your own. Never follow in anyone elses footsteps, and please god dont buy something just because its limited and if you're in it for the money, then get out. I hope everyone has as much fun that i've had on their journeys, it is to be enjoyed.
 
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Joined Jun 5, 2008
the key is to take the shoes out the box from time to time and walk around the house in them. Unless you are planning to leave your shoes ds forever whether collecting or selling them there is no reason to where them after a certain period unless they are some aj1.
 
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Joined Jun 5, 2008
the key is to take the shoes out the box from time to time and walk around the house in them. Unless you are planning to leave your shoes ds forever whether collecting or selling them there is no reason to where them after a certain period unless they are some aj1.
 
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Joined Nov 26, 2010
Originally Posted by maronandlando

a quote from BugginOutIVs of ISS:

Buy what you like, if you wanna wear it, wear it. If you wanna stock it, stock it. The sneaker game is all about what you want it to be, make it your own. Never follow in anyone elses footsteps, and please god dont buy something just because its limited and if you're in it for the money, then get out. I hope everyone has as much fun that i've had on their journeys, it is to be enjoyed.

This is not a game....
 
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Joined Nov 26, 2010
Originally Posted by maronandlando

a quote from BugginOutIVs of ISS:

Buy what you like, if you wanna wear it, wear it. If you wanna stock it, stock it. The sneaker game is all about what you want it to be, make it your own. Never follow in anyone elses footsteps, and please god dont buy something just because its limited and if you're in it for the money, then get out. I hope everyone has as much fun that i've had on their journeys, it is to be enjoyed.

This is not a game....
 
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Joined Nov 3, 2010
goong thru the attic stockroom nov last yr i still found some of my older collections - some og ds ndestruckts and air worms crumbling to dust in their boxes and 2 sizes smaller than my current shoe size. wish i had taken pics before i have them thrown out but at the time i wasnt feeling of taking pics of crumbling shoes..
 
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Joined Nov 3, 2010
goong thru the attic stockroom nov last yr i still found some of my older collections - some og ds ndestruckts and air worms crumbling to dust in their boxes and 2 sizes smaller than my current shoe size. wish i had taken pics before i have them thrown out but at the time i wasnt feeling of taking pics of crumbling shoes..
 

hansolo23

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Joined Jan 13, 2010
I wear everything, If I take a pair of $300 kicks out the box you better believe they are going to get the run through, I wear all my kicks until they are beat, then I just play basketball in them or lounge around in them. It takes a few years b4 I beat a pair of kicks. Most of my balling shoes are still in resale condition.
 

hansolo23

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Joined Jan 13, 2010
I wear everything, If I take a pair of $300 kicks out the box you better believe they are going to get the run through, I wear all my kicks until they are beat, then I just play basketball in them or lounge around in them. It takes a few years b4 I beat a pair of kicks. Most of my balling shoes are still in resale condition.
 
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Joined Sep 30, 2009
Originally Posted by HanSolo23

I wear everything, If I take a pair of $300 kicks out the box you better believe they are going to get the run through, I wear all my kicks until they are beat, then I just play basketball in them or lounge around in them. It takes a few years b4 I beat a pair of kicks. Most of my balling shoes are still in resale condition.
Yup. I can't imagine NOT wearing anything I buy. 

Buy to break necks, not to make a $
 
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Joined Sep 30, 2009
Originally Posted by HanSolo23

I wear everything, If I take a pair of $300 kicks out the box you better believe they are going to get the run through, I wear all my kicks until they are beat, then I just play basketball in them or lounge around in them. It takes a few years b4 I beat a pair of kicks. Most of my balling shoes are still in resale condition.
Yup. I can't imagine NOT wearing anything I buy. 

Buy to break necks, not to make a $
 
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