Anyone into trainers/sneakers? (Vol. 2)

Anyone into trainers/sneakers? (Vol. 2)

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TheJimi

15,295 posts

190 months

Saturday 19th October
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Love them!

Big fan of J1 Mids yes


Matt Cup

1,232 posts

51 months

Saturday 19th October
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Is it true that generally the leather quality is a lot lower than the highs?


TheJimi

15,295 posts

190 months

Saturday 19th October
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No Idea.

Surely not tho?

Jordan210

1,782 posts

130 months

Saturday 19th October
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Matt Cup said:
FAO the guy who likes Jordan Mids (Jordan210???)

What do you think of these?



Here’s a link to them and a load of other J1’s.

https://mobile.twitter.com/j23app/status/118531287...
I really like them. All the people who moan about mids saying they want them ! What’s annoying.

eskidavies

3,158 posts

106 months

Saturday 19th October
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Spotted these today grabbed them £69


Nuisance

3,489 posts

122 months

Sunday 20th October
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These have just gone live for any of you Nike fans:

https://chaseshiel.com/products/am1-wagashi

Gameface

10,232 posts

24 months

Sunday 20th October
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Thanks.

Ordered 3 pairs.

Nuisance

3,489 posts

122 months

Sunday 20th October
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Gameface said:
Thanks.

Ordered 3 pairs.
Nice one.

bing

1,677 posts

185 months

Sunday 20th October
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I like those AM1 hopefully mine will come for Christmas

TheJimi

15,295 posts

190 months

Sunday 20th October
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Gameface said:
Thanks.

Ordered 3 pairs.
4 grand on three pairs of trainers, man hehe

I can't make up my mind whether you're serious or not!


Edited by TheJimi on Sunday 20th October 23:37

Gameface

10,232 posts

24 months

Sunday 20th October
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Mucking about mate.

I'd only spend that much on Spezial Blackburn's... rofl

Rawwr

22,420 posts

181 months

Sunday 20th October
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If anyone would like to make entries for me for the Shattered Backboard 3.0s on END and SNS in size 9, that would be greatly appreciated.

I'm guessing there won't be much interest in them on here because orange patent leather smile

Matt Cup

1,232 posts

51 months

Sunday 20th October
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They look a lot better de-glazed.



Mid/outsole still looks out of place on them mind.

Jordan210

1,782 posts

130 months

Monday 21st October
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Matt Cup said:
Is it true that generally the leather quality is a lot lower than the highs?
Quality in general on mids is very hit and miss. I think it depends on the material used.

My White/Obsidian/Metallic Gold's quality is really good. As they are full leather

The Black/Starfish/White/Starfish shattered blackboards are awful. As they are part leather part cheap foam stuff.

So basically from now on I will only buy mids if full leather.

lemmingjames

5,796 posts

151 months

Monday 21st October
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Moving on from my Fighter 90's, i decided to do some Jordan Booties but based on bombers, idea thinking that fighter planes = small sleek = trainers, bombers = big = boots, and ive got enough trainers as it is but only a few pair of boots. Plus boots = bigger surface area to play with. Though its abit ironic in the tinker hatfield took design ques from the P-51 fighter

Anyway, i mentioned to a friend that i was struggling to find some new J5's for a decent price, he told me he had a pair of beater j5's in a box and has not worn them for a few years now. So a deal was struck in that i would have artistic license and if he liked them, would pay for material costs and if he didnt, i would buy the boots off him for a discounted rate.

So before i waffle on even more, heres a quick build imagery as i know a few on here are starting to custom

State of the boots


Quick clean up using the suede and leather cleaner, then stuck them in the washing machine @ 20C


With a plan in mind, though the Jumpman logo at the back might be surface stitched and come away easily but unfortunately its made of lots of different strands;

Anyway, lesson learnt for the next one - dont unpick the jumpman unless necessary

My inspiration for the colour scheme was the USAF ww2 heavy bombers

Decided to purchase an airbrush and set up a booth using a box from a monitor;


Took a few attempts to get the paint to thinner ratio correct and on this one, the paint was still too thick really, so had to sand and tidy up bits between each coat


Then i dont appear to have taken anymore build pics but im sure you can guess what happened to get this, originally i didnt plan to paint the tongue and intended to leave it purple and teal. This is due to the painting processes required turns the fabric quite stiff feeling and not OEM soft, i told my friend this but he said he was happy with the results so far and would pay me for them, but wanted the tongue red and jumpman black but he got this instead;







You can buy products that will freshen up the sole so returns it to new, but it costs circa £40

I had always planned to do some sort of ww2 nose art on the boots but struggled to figure out how to do it and wasnt looking forward to drawing it on, then i thought about my childhood spent building model planes and the water transfers we used. After speaking to some model shops, they put me onto a company called Kits-world who specialise in this = result.

Anyway, my friends in the USAF in armament logistics, also being American they seem to be quite prudish to us Brits i couldnt quite go with the whole naked lady scheme, but he has a 'love' of drinking so i found a Johnnie Walker graphic, then hopefully Mickey is self explanatory.



Unfortunately, i used too much water when placing the JW and it slipped when drying.
Also if your wondering when theres a scruffy black patch on the heel, its a nod to what the USAF ground crews used to do to make the graphics pop more/stand-out.

So Mickey and JW are 1/48 scale if people are wondering/plan to do the same (which i doubt), from memory you need an area roughly 60x50mm.

Anyway, i was working on another pair at the same time and had to use 1/72 scale graphics. Luckily, the lady riding the bomb happened to be on the same sheet i wanted for the other ones and heres the result;


Not going to lie but the larger scale is a better fit but never mind, if my friend wants to change them, then he can at a later date.

Learnt a few lessons on doing these but im a amateur at it so its all a learning curve

Edited by lemmingjames on Monday 21st October 14:46

Nuisance

3,489 posts

122 months

Monday 21st October
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Nuisance said:
Gameface said:
Thanks.

Ordered 3 pairs.
Nice one.
Lucky you moved fast wink they're all sold out

Robster

1,081 posts

124 months

Monday 21st October
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So what do you think of these , super comfortable

Gameface

10,232 posts

24 months

Monday 21st October
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Nuisance said:
Nuisance said:
Gameface said:
Thanks.

Ordered 3 pairs.
Nice one.
Lucky you moved fast wink they're all sold out
Definitely. hehe

Robster

1,081 posts

124 months

Monday 21st October
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Robster said:
So what do you think of these , super comfortable
Any good ? I like them

joshcowin

3,179 posts

123 months

Monday 21st October
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Robster said:
Robster said:
So what do you think of these , super comfortable
Any good ? I like them
Then that's all that matters! They look like a good modern replacement for the Rifts some like on here!

What are they? How long you had them?