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Sneakers |OT| Hypebeasts We Know About Ya

OG Kush

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Love the way Air Max 97s look, but I tried them on in store and damn they are not comfy, at least coming off the flyknit trainers and ultraboost I've been wearing lately.
 

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Love the way Air Max 97s look, but I tried them on in store and damn they are not comfy, at least coming off the flyknit trainers and ultraboost I've been wearing lately.
Know this problem. My air max 95s and 97s are collecting dust, great designs but just total bricks
 

Auron_Kale

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This is why I never understood the idea of making Yeezys as limited releases. There is clear demand and you're leaving money on the table to appeal to hypebeasts.
Agreed. Kanye keeps saying he wants to make Yeezys available for the masses (which seems pretty genuine) but it's like Adidas themselves want to limit how many are available... Like, it's not like they're going to lose money on selling more Greylugas over trying to sell a pair of Superstars in a whack-ass colorway that'll sit well past clearance price.
 

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I mean don't take my word for it as comfort is somewhat subjective. Do you have store nearby you can try them on? When I tried em on, the sold just felt haaaaaard.
I wear my 97s all the time and don't have any complaints with comfort, but yeah, ymmv. I've had boost and didn't find it to be anything special, so I'm kinda glad because it keeps the door open for me to grab so many other styles. Boost designs are 90% boring-ass bullshit to my eye. 🙃
 

Oxn

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I wear my 97s all the time and don't have any complaints with comfort, but yeah, ymmv. I've had boost and didn't find it to be anything special, so I'm kinda glad because it keeps the door open for me to grab so many other styles. Boost designs are 90% boring-ass bullshit to my eye. 🙃
What sneaker models you think are not boring? Not being confrontational, just wondering.
 

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This is why I never understood the idea of making Yeezys as limited releases. There is clear demand and you're leaving money on the table to appeal to hypebeasts.
They are leaving immediate money on the table but gaining something much more valuable in the long term: prestige. The clout of Yeezys has been the main catalyst in Adidas overtaking Jordan brand in the last couple years. And the trend continues...
 

shira

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Agreed. Kanye keeps saying he wants to make Yeezys available for the masses (which seems pretty genuine) but it's like Adidas themselves want to limit how many are available... Like, it's not like they're going to lose money on selling more Greylugas over trying to sell a pair of Superstars in a whack-ass colorway that'll sit well past clearance price.
I think one of his goals was to have a product as iconic and synonymous as the Ralph Lauren Polo shirt. Yeezy certainly fits the bill.
 
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Agreed. Kanye keeps saying he wants to make Yeezys available for the masses (which seems pretty genuine) but it's like Adidas themselves want to limit how many are available... Like, it's not like they're going to lose money on selling more Greylugas over trying to sell a pair of Superstars in a whack-ass colorway that'll sit well past clearance price.
He says that and I never buy it. Hasn't his releases with Nike been limited too (I recall hearing something about 5000 pairs per colourway of the Yeezy 2 and I haven't heard anything about the Yeezy 1s)? It seems like Kanye is more interested in hype than availability given his actions, bc he has enough pull to where he can go to Adidas and say "listen, produce and sell more Yeezys." The funny thing is, one of Adidas's guys kept mentioning how materials are limited, which affects production and yet doesn't realize that the Ultra Boost, NMDs, EQTs, etc are still readily available to the market without having to rely on the materials excuse.

They are leaving immediate money on the table but gaining something much more valuable in the long term: prestige. The clout of Yeezys has been the main catalyst in Adidas overtaking Jordan brand in the last couple years. And the trend continues...
How much more valuable is prestige compared to making more money? Also, I disagree with the notion that Yeezys are the main catalyst because there have been strong WOM towards adidas's products in relation to Nike's/Jordan's. People are sold on Boost Technology, as well as classic and modern silhouettes of adidas's sneakers compared to Nike's offerings. If Yeezys really were the main catalyst, we wouldn't see increases in sales on unrelated silhouettes. I'd argue that Yeezys were just one component that allowed adidas to overtake Jordan.

And that's before getting into why Nike appears to have stagnated.
 

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What sneaker models you think are not boring? Not being confrontational, just wondering.
With boost: I really like the Alexander Wang x Adidas runners even though I had a blistering problem with the ankle cuff on mine. The other AWxAdidas shoes from the last couple seasons are mostly good too. Rick Owens level runners have boost in them currently and I've been fiending for a pair for a while.

One of my favorite silhouettes is the Air Max 90 (but I don't own a pair, hah) and lots of the similar designs from Asics, Karhu, Diadora, etc. Legit enjoy the new Yeezy style too.

Balenciaga, Neil Barrett, and Margeila all have some pretty dope shoes that stand out but I guess you gotta in order to justify those prices. Always watching for those Yoox sales!
 

Auron_Kale

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I think one of his goals was to have a product as iconic and synonymous as the Ralph Lauren Polo shirt. Yeezy certainly fits the bill.
I vaguely remember hearing that and agree that at least the Yeezy silhouette (either the 350s or the 750s) are as recognizable as the RL Polo logo imo.

He says that and I never buy it. Hasn't his releases with Nike been limited too (I recall hearing something about 5000 pairs per colourway of the Yeezy 2 and I haven't heard anything about the Yeezy 1s)? It seems like Kanye is more interested in hype than availability given his actions, bc he has enough pull to where he can go to Adidas and say "listen, produce and sell more Yeezys." The funny thing is, one of Adidas's guys kept mentioning how materials are limited, which affects production and yet doesn't realize that the Ultra Boost, NMDs, EQTs, etc are still readily available to the market without having to rely on the materials excuse.
One of the reasons as to why Kanye left Nike was to make his shoes more available to the masses. His goal with Adidas was to make the $40 shoe that everyone could buy at any given time. While it may not seem like it, he is working towards that promise with not only making more pairs of the upcoming colorways, but also making cheaper options such as the Calabasas Powerphase. Unfortunately, since Adidas is in charge of the supply chain, we ain’t getting there anytime soon sadly.

His Yeezy apparel (and certain pairs of footwear such as the 950s & crepe boots) I think is made with someone else, rather than with Adidas anymore as it was with Yeezy S1.
 

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lads, I don't get the hype for the balenciaga triple s and speed trainer, not only are they expensive but they also weigh a tonne (not surprised the triple s weighs a tonne but the speed trainer is heavier than I thought it would be) and the comfort isn't anything to write home about. Do not get the hype at all!
 

OG Kush

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lads, I don't get the hype for the balenciaga triple s and speed trainer, not only are they expensive but they also weigh a tonne (not surprised the triple s weighs a tonne but the speed trainer is heavier than I thought it would be) and the comfort isn't anything to write home about. Do not get the hype at all!
Just seems like standard luxury brand hype to me. Balenciagas just to stunt and show people you've got Balenciagas.
 

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I vaguely remember hearing that and agree that at least the Yeezy silhouette (either the 350s or the 750s) are as recognizable as the RL Polo logo imo.
I know but iirc he also wanted "everyone" to have them. idk if that meant walmart like distribution but it's too bad it's not like Jordan-esque.

Yeezy could be an amazing brand that totally dominates Jordans in that casual market. I guess he needs to sell $500 jean jackets so he gets invites to fashion shows and shit.
 

Oxn

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Thoee eqt ultra, how does it compare to an ultraboost on comfort?
By EQT ultras i think you mean the ones that are like a 93/16. it has the exact same midsole as an ultraboost, so theoretically it should feel the same. I have 2 pairs actually, but i havent gotten a chance to wear them outdoors yet.

Now if you really meant the EQT 93/17s those are more comfy than UBs. Mushier and softer, but not great for running.
 

Radec

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By EQT ultras i think you mean the ones that are like a 93/16. it has the exact same midsole as an ultraboost, so theoretically it should feel the same. I have 2 pairs actually, but i havent gotten a chance to wear them outdoors yet.

Now if you really meant the EQT 93/17s those are more comfy than UBs. Mushier and softer, but not great for running.
Yeah the 93/16. That shoe I haven't tried yet.

And yeah, 93/17 are stupidly comfier.
 

Oxn

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Yeah the 93/16. That shoe I haven't tried yet.

And yeah, 93/17 are stupidly comfier.
Is it because the EQT ultras are stupid cheap right now? Thats why i bought 2 lol.

Just waiting for cool and cold weather before i break them out.
 

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I just got a 20% code with my copy of FIFA 18 to use on Adidas.

Code should work if I can cart a pair of the 350 Belugas 2.0 right?
 

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Oh well, not like I'm gonna cart anyway. ��

Keeping my hopes up again for YeezySupply. Got 4/4 so far with them.
 

Auron_Kale

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I know but iirc he also wanted "everyone" to have them. idk if that meant walmart like distribution but it's too bad it's not like Jordan-esque.

Yeezy could be an amazing brand that totally dominates Jordans in that casual market. I guess he needs to sell $500 jean jackets so he gets invites to fashion shows and shit.
Yeah, I think he’s still trying to make it as ubiquitous as say Nike/Jordan but still has to work on that. After all, we know that fashion often does actually trickle down so once costs to produce gets cheaper -> easier for the masses to own.
 
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One of the reasons as to why Kanye left Nike was to make his shoes more available to the masses. His goal with Adidas was to make the $40 shoe that everyone could buy at any given time. While it may not seem like it, he is working towards that promise with not only making more pairs of the upcoming colorways, but also making cheaper options such as the Calabasas Powerphase. Unfortunately, since Adidas is in charge of the supply chain, we ain’t getting there anytime soon sadly.

His Yeezy apparel (and certain pairs of footwear such as the 950s & crepe boots) I think is made with someone else, rather than with Adidas anymore as it was with Yeezy S1.
And yet, his move to Adidas hasn't really changed anything in that front. Yeezy releases (and in some cases, restocks) are still extremely limited. Adidas being in charge of the supply chain is precisely why I mentioned the business side of production. People claim that limited releases like Yeezys is because of materials, not realizing that Adidas's other offerings use Primeknit, Boost, etc., so there's really no argument for materials causing production constraints.

His Yeezy apparel is made by someone else but I forget who, what killed that was his line selling poorly in S1 (makes sense, perception was that it was expensive and offered nothing in terms of style, which resulted in apparel sitting while Yeezy Boosts kept selling out).
 

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I was still hoping that they would release those "dark green" 350 V2...............so heartbroken. I do want those grey belugas though.
 

Auron_Kale

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And yet, his move to Adidas hasn't really changed anything in that front. Yeezy releases (and in some cases, restocks) are still extremely limited. Adidas being in charge of the supply chain is precisely why I mentioned the business side of production. People claim that limited releases like Yeezys is because of materials, not realizing that Adidas's other offerings use Primeknit, Boost, etc., so there's really no argument for materials causing production constraints.

His Yeezy apparel is made by someone else but I forget who, what killed that was his line selling poorly in S1 (makes sense, perception was that it was expensive and offered nothing in terms of style, which resulted in apparel sitting while Yeezy Boosts kept selling out).
I’m well aware of it and am also blaming Adidas, as they’re in control of production.

Does Kanye have a hand in it being limited, of course but at the same time, he’s the one who wants everyone to own his stuff. So while yes, Kanye does cause the hype to have Yeezys sell out, ultimately it’s Adidas who are in charge of making the shoes.

Funny enough, the only other shoe I like from Kanye are his military crepe boots (in sand) aside from the 350s. And those boots are made by someone else.
 

Oxn

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Been wearing my 93/17s for 2 weeks straight, then wore my ultraboost today and it feels soo hard.

1st world problems indeed