Anyone into trainers/sneakers? (Vol. 2)

Anyone into trainers/sneakers? (Vol. 2)

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Rawwr

22,519 posts

182 months

Monday 18th November
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I still don't know how someone can even think about handing money to a parasite reseller.

ChevyChase77

938 posts

6 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Rawwr said:
I still don't know how someone can even think about handing money to a parasite reseller.
True. However if you have a pair that you won't wear and don't know any mates that want them to wear for retail - what do you do? Sell them for retail so some unknown can buy them then make a profit?

Rawwr

22,519 posts

182 months

Tuesday 19th November
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ChevyChase77 said:
True. However if you have a pair that you won't wear and don't know any mates that want them to wear for retail - what do you do? Sell them for retail so some unknown can buy them then make a profit?
You keep them, waiting for the day you finally have an excuse to wear them smile

But I was talking about the guy thinking of paying resale for a pair of TS AF1. I mean, there are pairs I've really, REALLY wanted (Origin Story, RotY, Michigans, etc etc) but because I couldn't get them for retail, I just filed them in the 'oh well' category. I'd honestly rather go without than help perpetuate the horsesh*t of reselling.

Gameface

10,566 posts

25 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Rawwr said:
I still don't know how someone can even think about handing money to a parasite reseller.
62p...

Rawwr

22,519 posts

182 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Gameface said:
62p...
...is a bargain for packaging materials and petrol smile

Gameface

10,566 posts

25 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Rawwr said:
Gameface said:
62p...
...is a bargain for packaging materials and petrol smile
I feel as though I short changed you now! hehe

ChevyChase77

938 posts

6 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Rawwr said:
ChevyChase77 said:
True. However if you have a pair that you won't wear and don't know any mates that want them to wear for retail - what do you do? Sell them for retail so some unknown can buy them then make a profit?
You keep them, waiting for the day you finally have an excuse to wear them smile

But I was talking about the guy thinking of paying resale for a pair of TS AF1. I mean, there are pairs I've really, REALLY wanted (Origin Story, RotY, Michigans, etc etc) but because I couldn't get them for retail, I just filed them in the 'oh well' category. I'd honestly rather go without than help perpetuate the horsesh*t of reselling.
But then you might not like them in hand or some don't fit well...............

I wouldn't have a problem with someone who resells a pair because of this - it's those that constantly do it for profit that annoy me.

Rawwr

22,519 posts

182 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Anyway, I think my purchasing for 2019 is now over as I don't think there any other pairs releasing this year that I really care about, except perhaps Bred 11s but I'm not that fussed about them.

Looking through purchase history, it was a slow start to the year but things eventually ramped up in March. This year's purchases...

Air Force 1 - Skeleton Black
Air Max 1 - Tokyo Maze
Air Max 1 - Sketch to Shelf
Air Max 270 ISPA - Black
Air Max 720 - Northern Lights
Air Max 720 - BeTrue
Air Max 90 - BeTrue
Air Max 95 Sneakerboot - Black
Air Max Light - Size? AMD
Air Max Light 2 - Atmos
Jordan 1 - Crimson Tint
Jordan 1 - Fearless
Jordan 1 - Obsidian
Jordan 1 - Phantom
Jordan 1 - Gym Red
Jordan 1 - Shattered Backboard 3
Jordan 1 Mid - Triple Black
Jordan 1 Mid - Black Grey
Jordan 3 - Chlorophyll
Jordan 4 - Bred
Jordan 5 - Laney
Jordan 6 - PSG
Moon Racer - Black Blue
PG3 NASA - Orange

Reebok Instapump Fury - Millenium

I'm sure there's others I've forgotten about, too.

roystinho

3,325 posts

123 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Agree with the cactus jack AF1. Lose the pouch, out the sail laces in and they look class. Kind of wish I’d have gone for them now

ChevyChase77

938 posts

6 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Good few there!

I think I've only purchased these this year. Tempted with the Jordan IV 'what the'.

Air Max 180
Tailwind Stranger Things (Green pair)
Air Max 90 Side A.
React Element 55 Kendrick Lamar
Jordan IV Bred
Jordan VI black/infrared

Matt Cup

1,298 posts

52 months

Tuesday 19th November
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roystinho said:
Agree with the cactus jack AF1. Lose the pouch, out the sail laces in and they look class. Kind of wish I’d have gone for them now
It does lose some of the uniqueness without it, but I prefer the subtle look.

BTW watched both your Berlin videos this morning and thoroughly enjoyed them. Makes me want to take a trip over there. I may get a weekend break there as a gift for the missus and use it as an excuse to go to those shops biggrin

Also what a fking bargain those ZX’s were!

Gameface

10,566 posts

25 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Good list there Rawwr.

I've never made one. No good can come of it! hehe

Black Friday is just round the corner. You sure there won't be any late additions?

Your list reminded me about the Air Max 90 Be True. Think I'll get a pair now. Especially as you can get them for £70.

Jordan210

1,847 posts

131 months

Tuesday 19th November
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I really haven't got many this year. My misses acts like iv purchased half of Nike.

Jordan 1 lows.- White Gum Yellow
Jordan 1 Mid SE - Q54
Jordan 1 Mid - White Obsidian
Jordan 1 High - Hyper crimsons


My Nike Sneakr history
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Rawwr

22,519 posts

182 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Gameface said:
Black Friday is just round the corner. You sure there won't be any late additions?
I doubt it. I'm super-cynical about Black Friday 'deals' as it is. I suspect most places are just going to use it as a chance to offload a load of GR sh*te that hasn't sold all year.

Jordan210

1,847 posts

131 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Only shoes left this year for me to try for are


FACETASM x Air Jordan 1 Mid
OFF WHITE x Nike Dunk Low "Pine Green" as I really want green shoes.


Then I best start looking for 2020 releases. Off top of head will go for

Jordan 1 Retro High OG - Hi Res Yellow
Jordan 1 Retro High OG - Pine green
Jordan 1 High 85 "New Beginnings"
Jordan 1 Retro High OG- Sail/Dark Mocha/Black

zb

1,366 posts

112 months

Tuesday 19th November
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Pleased with these, glad I went up a half size though.

TheJimi

15,374 posts

191 months

Tuesday 19th November
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I'm sure there's a pair of trainers hiding in those jeans!

biggrin

I jest, very cool trainers.

zb

1,366 posts

112 months

Tuesday 19th November
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TheJimi said:
I'm sure there's a pair of trainers hiding in those jeans!

biggrin

I jest, very cool trainers.
You won't get any of that carrot fit skinny nonsense here.

In the immortal words of the Happy Mondays "Has to be a loose fit". Now all I have to do is wait another 20odd years to be in fashion again.

TheJimi

15,374 posts

191 months

Tuesday 19th November
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To be fair, slim / skinny jeans are great for making a feature of your trainers. Try pinrolling those jeans, bet the sneaks would look even better.

But yeah, ultimately wear what makes you happy smile

ChevyChase77

938 posts

6 months

Tuesday 19th November
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It's got to be tapered or slim jeans for me. And most I'll pin roll - do turn ups except for smarter darker jeans I wear with shoes on a night out.

Straight leg, boot cut or those silly spray on jeans are a no, no for me.